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AG Office needs interns for Spring 2014

OFFICE OF THE ARIZONA ATTORNEY GENERAL
The Arizona Attorney General’s Office, Criminal Division, Office of Victim Services Section is currently accepting applications for volunteers and interns to serve as Victim Advocates for the spring semester (January 2014 through June 2014) with 6 months total.

The mission of the Office of Victim Services is to promote justice and healing for crime victims.  Our staff is small relative to the number of victims we serve.  Our success, therefore, depends on mature, responsible, caring volunteers and interns. 
To view our Recruitment Video please follow this link: http://vimeo.com/arizonaago/employment

JOB DESCRIPTION

Advocates act as liaisons between victims and members of the criminal justice system, including attorneys, courts, probation departments, and custodial agencies.  Advocates in the Attorney General’s Office of Victim Services do real, meaningful work for and with victims.  This is not a clerical internship, although as with most jobs, there are clerical responsibilities.  Advocates explain the legal rights of victims in layperson’s terms, accompany victims to court, offer reassurance and empathetic listening, identify, victims’ needs resulting from the crime and more.  Training is provided. 


INTERNSHIP QUALIFCATIONS

•    Minimum junior status for bachelor's degree students.
•    Minimum of second year status for associate's degree students.
•    Minimum cumulative GPA 2.75.
•    Pass a security background check.
•    Possess a valid driver's license or state picture I.D.
•    Ability to work effectively with people in sensitive areas.
•    Good writing, communication, and computer skills.


APPLICATION PROCESS
If this internship interests you, speak with your department’s internship advisor then go to www.azstatejobs.gov to apply, or follow this link: https://azstatejobs.azdoa.gov/ltmprod/xmlhttp/shorturl.do?key=7HW.
Contact Briana Balph, Lead Advocate in Phoenix at 602-542-8454 for more information.  All applications are due November 15, 2013 by 5:00 p.m.
   
All applicants under serious consideration for hire with the Attorney General's Office are required to be fingerprinted by the Office and complete a criminal background check through State and Federal agencies. A job offer cannot be tendered until the candidate has successfully passed the initial background check. Your record does not automatically constitute a bar to employment. Factors such as, but not limited to, age at time of offense and age of offense, as well as the relationship between the offense and the job for which you apply will be taken into account.

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