Background: Susquehanna Bank contributes funds to Millersville University in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, to support students who choose community service-based internships at nonprofits or government agencies. The donation allows the university’s Office of Experiential Learning and Career Management to offer an award to selected students who are completing an academic internship during a summer semester.
This summer, Millersville student Evan Rubin completed an internship with the Lancaster County Juvenile Probation Department. The department is responsible for the guidance and supervision of juveniles, between the ages of 10-17 years old who are referred by local police departments, agencies or private cititzens as a result of having committed a crime.
Here is Evan’s journal of his experience:
Entry 1: As a student intern, I’ve had a chance to work directly in the field with various probation officers, and learn more about the responsibilities.
As the first three weeks of my internship comes to a close, I have already accomplished many of the goals established during the beginning of the semester. One of the first goals was to become more knowledgeable in the classification process of juvenile offenders, and how a risk level is determined. Continue reading