By Janet Hrezo, CIP Brevard Center
Most of us use computers every day and think little about it until something goes wrong. When that happens, David Kates and Andy Gulley are the people to go to. As Computer Support Specialists interning at Brevard County’s Criminal Justice Services, David and Andy are problem solvers. Their work space is filled with computers in need of some kind of repair.
Andy and David enjoy what they do. For Andy, his internship is “fun” and he “would recommend it to others” while David finds it a “good way to practice for my career field.” Both agree that their supervisor, Marsha Barton, plays a great part in making this happen. As David puts it, Marsha is a “good boss” who’s “always ready to clarify when things get confusing” and he relies on her “clear directives” to help him do his job well.
Criminal Justice Services is a site that welcomes and relies on interns and volunteers with varied experience and backgrounds. For David and Andy, it gives them an opportunity to develop their technological skills but, in addition, it provides a friendly atmosphere where both can practice their general employment and social skills.
Brevard County Criminal Justice Services provides administration, manages and develops appropriate community correctional programs, and administers the required level of supervision needed to enhance safety for the community. Volunteers/Interns are required to undergo a background check. To learn more, visit www.brevardcounty.us/criminal_justice/