Student Internships at GCI?
Are you interested in becoming a student intern at Grafton Correctional Institution?
intern for the purpose of this Department is defined as a college or university student
participating in a short-term, supervised educational work experience which
produces a mutually beneficial work product.
student must at least eighteen (18) years of age and currently enrolled in a
college or university accredited by the Ohio Board of Regents; outside
of Ohio must be accredited by one (1) of the six (6) regional accrediting
agencies; must not be on any form
of probation, parole or released from supervision within six months.
The first step is to submit a letter of approval
from their academic or college advisor outlining the purpose, length and number
of hours required for the internship.
Once the approval letter is received, complete an
Intern application and release of information to have a background
completed. For general non-clinical
internships, the student may print a Volunteer/Intern application on http://www.drc.ohio.gov/volunteers. Completed applications may be sent to GCI
Internship Coordinator/Unit Management Chief.
The Bureau of Behavioral Health Services (BOBHS) has internships for
students pursuing degrees in psychology, social work, and counseling. All
requests for internship positions in the BOBHS can be submitted electronically
by visiting http://www.drc.ohio.gov/internships. For additional
information please contact the BOBHS Training and Education Manager at
The Bureau of Medical Services (BOMS) has such specialized
internships for students: physician, physician assistant, nursing as a licensed
practical nurse, registered nurse, Bachelor degree, Master of Nursing degree,
Doctoral of Nursing degree, medical assistant, phlebotomist, dietician, and
dietary technician. All requests for internship positions in the BOMS shall be
made directly to the BOMS Medical Education Manager at 614-752-1707.
Treatment Readiness Program (TRP)
– 48 hour program delivered daily for a minimum of 12 hours a week.
- The purpose of the Treatment Readiness Program (TRP) is to prepare a person to participate in the Intensive Outpatient Program. It will assist participants to learn the expectations of recovery and how to recognize barriers that block progress toward change. Participants will explore positive attitudes for successful recovery, learn how to perform an "Attitude Check" and prepare a "Readiness Statement" as the starting point for lifestyle change. The program will assist the participant with a brief self-assessment about the damaging consequences of their drug and/or alcohol use. Upon completion of the TRP the participant will be ready for Cognitive Behavioral Treatment (CBT) provided in the Intensive Outpatient Program.
Intensive Outpatient (IOP) Program – 144 hour program delivered daily for a minimum of 12 hours a week
; Entails 12 hours of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Programming for each group per week. 10 hours of the program are CBT specific with the additional 2 hours being Recovery-Oriented Supplemental Services. The IOP Program awards Earned Credit using currently approved materials and, by observation, the staff appears to be facilitating the use of materials in accordance with CBT philosophy and methods.
Recovery Maintenance Program (RMP) – 16 hour program delivered for a minimum 2 hours a week. When this program is held it serves as a follow-up and continuum of care for graduates of the IOP program. When conducted it is held 1 time each week for 2 hours per session for a duration of 8 weeks, or twice per week for 2 hours each session over 4 weeks.
Continuing Care Services
– on-going peer support such as Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, Big Book, etc.
Recovery-Oriented Supplemental Services
– services that are complementary and supportive of formal Recovery Services treatment actives.
Brief Intervention Program
– a 48 hour intensive group for offenders with sentences of less than 6 month remaining. This cognitive-behavioral series uses evidence-based strategies to assist inmates as they work to make positive changes to their criminogenic thoughts and behaviors and patterns of substance use.
Treatment Transfer Program
– Grafton Reintegration Center houses a prison treatment transfer program that provides substance use disorder assessment and treatment through licensed treatment providers to help reduce substance use relapse and recidivism. Classification determines eligibility to be placed on this path. Clients may be released to a halfway house after completion of TRP.
Rule 39 Intervention
– an intervention for inmates found guilty institutional Rule 39 for a positive drug test. This intervention is offered as part of their sanction. Participants are screened to determine their eligibility, appropriateness and motivation to later engage in an intensive Recovery Services treatment program. Participants attend class 2 days weekly for 2 hour sessions for a 4 week duration.