Interning with

An internship with the Watauga LEAD gives individuals the opportunity to use their knowledge and skills to develop and enhance their ability to work creatively with traditionally underserved communities.

Some of the benefits of being an intern for LEAD are: 

-Gain familiarity with court systems and processes 

-Establish a network of job sources in the community 

-Direct involvement with the staff, service providers, and clients 

-Travel to service provides sites throughout the state 

-Collaborate with other community organizations to solve     problems 

-Develop communication, writing, and people skills 

-Learn how non-profit organizations function 


We currently accept Academic internships 

  • Programs could include

    • BSW, MSW, political science, sociology, psychology, marketing, criminal justice, etc.

  • Anyone interested in an internship with MRJC (no matter what specific program they are interested in) should fill out the online form below-

  • Application Deadlines

    • Fall placement April 1st, decision by April 15.

    • Spring Nov 1, decision Nov 15.

    • Summer by March 1, decision March 15

  • Contact us if you would like more information before applying

We are no longer accepting applications for Spring 2023. The portal will reopen for Summer & Fall 2023 on January 1, 2023.


Succeeding with

Certain characteristics and prior knowledge would be helpful to successfully complete an internship at MRJC, such as: 

  • Basic knowledge of recovery principles and approaches, including harm reduction.

  • Basic knowledge of the criminal justice system 

  • Knowledge of mediation and/or restorative justice 

  • Basic administrative/clerical skills 

  • Completion of certain courses/coursework (criminology, criminal justice, corrections, social work, counseling, social deviance, etc.)

  • Ability to be neutral, non-judgmental, adaptable, and open-minded. 

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Phone: 828-406-9911

Contact us with any questions or to get help for yourself or someone you care about. 

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