Juvenile Justice Specialist Intern – Upward Mobility

Statewide, IL
Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice
Salary: $3,994.00-$5,867.00

Work Hours & Location: 

WORK HOURS; 24/Hr. Supervision – 3 Designated Shifts by Work Location. DAYS OFF – Vary.

LOCATION/AGENCY: Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice.


Under immediate supervision and subsequently under direct supervision for a period of twelve months:

  • Receives formal classroom instruction and on the job training, while performing beginning level professional duties.
  • Assist in the supervision of the daily activities of youth; Interacts with youth; facilitates group sessions to develop rapport with youth;
  • Provides input in to the development of individualized service plans.
  • Transports youth and supervises movement to and from destination.
  • Attends in-service training to attain new and updated skills and proficiency to carry out specialized service delivery programs.


  • Requires a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a specialization in criminal justice, education, psychology, social work or a closely related social science.
  • Candidate must be over the age of 21.
  • Requires elementary knowledge of juvenile behavior problems, and means to develop successful and appropriate behaviors; requires elementary knowledge of adolescent psychological development, mental health issues affecting the juvenile offenders, and social development concerns; requires ability to successfully complete a comprehensive Department of Juvenile Justice training program.

Candidates may be required to successfully pass a physical agility test and/or successfully pass an agency approved screening process administered by the Department of Juvenile Justice, prior to being considered.