Center for Alternative Sentencing and Employment Services (CASES)

The mission of the Center for Alternative Sentencing and Employment Services (CASES) is to increase public safety through innovative services that reduce crime and incarceration, improve behavioral health, promote recovery and rehabilitation, and create opportunities for success in the community.

Our Vision: A city in which a person’s previous criminal involvement or behavioral health needs do not limit the opportunity to realize his or her best life.

Our Values: Our approach to our clients: We are committed to helping people—regardless of their past choices, present struggles, or future obstacles—to build the capacity and courage to change their lives. We tailor our services to each individual’s unique needs, risks, and strengths and believe the most effective programs are evidence-based, family-focused, and trauma-informed. We are committed to engaging the community by leveraging partnerships and resources to maximize our clients’ opportunities for success.

Our team: We recognize that each CASES staff member is critical. We are a team strengthened by our diversity of backgrounds, perspectives, and talents and united by a common purpose. We are determined to continuously enhance our knowledge and skills, evaluate our results, and learn from our successes and failures. Our impact on the community: We believe public safety is best protected through alternatives to incarceration that combine accountability and support with empowerment and opportunity. We are committed—through continuous innovation and the strategic disruption of ineffective responses to crime, addiction, and mental illness—to creating solutions for some of the city’s most difficult public safety and public health challenges.


Brooklyn, NY

Internship Description

Summer Youth Employment Assistant Coach

Interns will join the Summer Youth Employment Team at CASES which serves youth 14-24 years old for a 6-week paid summer experience. Intern responsibilities will include:

June - administrative and planning support. Interns will work with a lead Project-Based Learning coach to plan the summer activities and support the larger team with summer orientations with youth. Project-based learning activities will undergo preliminary planning in June and then more intensive planning in July when youth get to the site.

July - August - Interns will co-facilitate a 15-hour per week project-based learning group from 14- & 15-year-old youth (the youth are paid for their involvement). Interns will also be assigned 2-3 worksites to monitor where the 16-24-year-old youth will be working. Monitoring includes working with young people to troubleshoot any workplace challenges, pick up timesheets for youth, check-in with worksite supervisors and report back to CASES staff if there any follow-up is needed.

# of weeks Required Dates Start Time End Time Public Transportation Housing  Format
10 Flexible 9:00 / 10:00am  5:00 / 6:00pm Yes No Hybrid

Housing Information

CASES does not provide housing and does not have a housing unit, however, New York City has several affordable housing options for short-term rental.

Internship Qualifications

We are looking for an intern who is personable and comfortable jumping in! We like to be social and have an open work environment. Strong communication skills are a must. Above all, the intern will need to be open to learning and believe our youth deserve our time, consideration, and support.

Writing Sample Required

  • None

Special Requirements

  • Background check
  • Vaccinations
  • Intern may be asked to review training materials including; general program information, Webinars, training guides, and modules in preparation for their role.
  • The role will require participant and partnership outreach including; phone calls, email, and text communication which can occur outside of normal business hours. SYEP requires availability on Saturday and Sunday to pick up timesheets and check in with supervisors.
  • Some local travel required