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About the Course

Students registered for the PACS certificate may complete this internship for their capstone. This opportunity is offered in partnership with the University’s program on Restorative Justice (CURJ). This experience will give students first-hand exposure to restorative processes, as well as allow them to further develop their skills as facilitators.

CU’s restorative justice program is one of the largest in the United States. The program plays an active role in serving the University and greater Boulder community to address the relationship between victims, offenders, and the community in a way that repairs the impacts of an incident, holds the offender accountable for their actions, and builds community.

Some things to know about the internship:

  • 120 contact hours are required.
    • This means students will spend roughly 8 to 10 hours per week working hands-on at CURJ.
    • Internship hours tend to be in the late afternoon and early evening.
  • The internship requires students to complete an academic curriculum and an internship curriculum.
    • The academic curriculum is completed under the direction of the PACS supervisor.
    • The internship curriculum is completed under the direction of CURJ Internship Coordinator, Rachel Kay Larsen, and is considered part of the contact hours.
  • The academic curriculum requires students to complete weekly course work in the development of an independent research project.
    • This project must focus on exploring an aspect of restorative justice.
  • This opportunity is limited to 8 students per semester and only offered during Fall and Spring terms.
  • PACS 4900 Syllabus

Eligibility

Students interested in applying for the internship program must:

  • Be registered for the PACS Certificate Program;
  • Have completed PACS 2500 and PACS 3700 prior to the start of the internship;
  • Have a 2.5 GPA;
  • Be approved by both the PACS Associate Director and the CU Restorative Justice program coordinator.

Interested students should contact the PACS Associate Director Michael English for further information.