I am a junior at the University of Illinois, working toward my bachelor’s degree in family and child development. I am seeking an internship for this summer 2008, and while researching opportunities in the field of criminal justice and law, I found that your program works with juvenile delinquents. I am writing to inquire about possible internship opportunities with the Decatur County Family Court Outdoors Challenge.
My work background and coursework have supplied me with many skills and an understanding of dealing with the adolescent community; for example:
I worked as a hotline assistant for a local intervention center. I counseled teenagers and young adults about personal concerns and referred them, when necessary, to appropriate professional services for additional help.
I have been active at my university as a resident hall assistant, which requires me to establish rapport with sixty residents and advise them on personal matters, as well as university policies. In addition, I develop social and educational programs and activities each semester for up to 300 participants.
My enclosed resume provides additional details about my background and experience.
I will be in the Decatur area during my Summer break, May 4th – May 10th. I will call you this week to see if it would be possible to meet with you in early March to discuss your program.