Corrections (Jail) Literacy Program Intern


Cause Areas


It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


122 N. Elm Street, Suite 920Greensboro, NC 27401


Want to gain experience that will help you work in a jail setting? Reading Connections is looking for a Corrections (Jail) Program Intern, who will be primarily responsible for administering orientations and state standardized assessments to inmates at the Greensboro and High Point Detention Centers. The Corrections Program Intern will also help maintain the Reading Connections database and assist with paperwork.

This is a volunteer position that works as a member of Reading Connection’s Community Corrections Team and involves training. In return for the volunteer hours, the benefits to the volunteer candidate may include: job reference letter from the Chief Executive Officer of Reading Connections or the immediate supervisor, experience gained while volunteering on various projects, networking opportunities, and current resume entry. Most importantly, you will be helping the Reading Connections work towards its mission.

Job Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Conduct orientations for inmates incarcerated at the Greensboro and High Point Detention Centers.
  • Administer state standardized assessments to inmates participating in the program.
  • Support research of new funding prospects for the prison literacy program.
  • Maintain up-to-date online and physical files of all program content and correspondence.
  • Attend meetings related to Detention Center programs.
  • Participate in staff trainings and attend special events (as and when needed).
  • Conduct other duties related to successful prison literacy program implementation.

Qualities and Skills:

  • Ability to work comfortably in a correctional (jail) setting.
  • Candidates must be self-motivated, detail-oriented, and highly-organized.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects, take initiative, work independently and as a team-member.
  • Ability to meet deadlines while also paying close attention to details and accuracy.
  • Intermediate computer skills, including Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, and Word).
  • Flexibility and strong commitment to collaboration.

Ability to maintain confidentiality and commitment to professional ethics.

We currently have a special need for interns to serve Tues/Thurs afternoons or Thurs mornings. Hours are flexible, however, and we will work with your schedule.


  • Tutoring
  • Adult Education
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 6-8 hours/week

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