Learn more about the NHDOC Internship opportunities including what internships are available, what are the requirements and how to sign up.

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The New Hampshire Department of Corrections has internships available for interested students throughout the year.

Interns will gain valuable professional experience in a fast-paced environment by working alongside Department professionals.

Interns will have a unique opportunity to apply both classroom and life skills and theories to real-life work situations. This hands-on program is designed to strengthen fundamental corrections concepts and develop the confidence and skills of the next generation to prepare them for future employment opportunities. Interns are expected to employ their skills and abilities to contribute to the mission of the Department of Corrections. These internships provide exposure to industry professionals and promote career development.

To apply, applicants must either be enrolled in an accredited college or university undergraduate or graduate program. Participants from ALL majors are welcome to apply and ALL applications will be considered. Candidates must have a 3.0 GPA or higher.

After applications are reviewed, the top candidates will be contacted to schedule an interview. A criminal background and motor vehicle check will be required before receiving an official internship offer.

Currently, our internships are unpaid. Interns are required to work a minimum of 15 hours per week in offices across New Hampshire.

Selection Process:

  • Submit a completed online Internship Application
  • If selected, participate in an interview.
  • If selected, complete a background.
  • If selected, attend "New Hire Orientation" and meet with your preceptor/supervisor.
  • If selected, complete the internship.
  • Off-boarding at the end of the internship.


  • Personnel & Information (Employee Services, Recruiting, Strategic Communications, Legislative Affairs, and Training)
  • Field Services (Probation & Parole, Interstate Compact, and Collections)
  • Rehabilitative Services (Programming and Education, Ministry and Religious Services, and Correctional Industries)
  • Administration (Fiscal Management and Logistical Services)
  • Medical & Forensic Services (Nursing, Dental, Forensic and Mental Healthcare, Nutritional Services, and Medical Records)
  • and much more...