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Volunteering & Interning at the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department

Volunteer or Intern at the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department

Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department volunteers come from diverse backgrounds to provide essential public services to offenders in custody. Volunteer coordinators screen and train individuals from academic, social service, spiritual, legal and other fields to meet the specific needs of detainees at the Suffolk County Jail and inmates at the House of Correction.

Representatives from the following groups, among others, volunteer: Alcoholics Anonymous, Boston College, Boston Healthy Start, Boston Medical Center, Boston Public Health Commission, Narcotics Anonymous, Positive Directions Inc., and ROCA.

The Sheriff’s Department also partners with local colleges in an internship program. Interns may participate in a variety of programs throughout the Department for academic credit. We are currently accepting applications for many divisions, including:

· Training · Records
· Social Services · Legal Services
· Education · Financial Services
· Human Resources · Administration

Students must provide the coordinator with the requirements of their internship. The intern’s duties will depend on personal knowledge and experience within the criminal justice or administrative field. Students from various undergraduate and graduate facilities have completed internships at the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department. Those institutions include: Boston University, Boston College, Bunker Hill Community College, Harvard University, Lesley College, Northeastern University, Roxbury Community College, Suffolk University, and University of Massachusetts.

If you are interested in volunteering or interning at the Sheriff’s Department, please contact:


Anne Nee
Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department
20 Bradston Street
Boston, MA 02118
(617) 704-6542



Anne Fairbank
Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department
20 Bradston Street
Boston, MA 02118
(617) 704-6526

| Download an intern/volunteer application form |

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