Volunteer Opportunity: Computers in Prison Internship with YPEI

Summary of Opportunity: 

The Yale Prison Education Initiative at Dwight Hall sees a problem-solving and tech-savvy graduate or undergraduate student to assist with setting up a computer lab for academic use in a Connecticut State prison where YPEI offers Yale programming.

Responsibilities include:
-Seeking providers and ascertaining cost of acquiring set of laptops for student use in prison according to required Department of Corrections (DOC) specifications
-Work with DOC staff to determine specifications required (network-disabled, port-disabled, etc.).
-Determine appropriate on-site storage/security measures.
-Work with Yale Library to make select offline library resources (i.e. JSTOR) available on computers.
-Work with sister college-in-prison programs to compare set-ups and determine any further needs.
 
Experience Required:
-High level knowledge of computers/computer maintenance preferred.
-Comfort with/interest in serving incarcerated/formerly incarcerated people.
-Driver’s license recommended for on-site visits but not required.
-Some compensation may be available.
Open/Closed: 
Open
Paid/Unpaid: 
Unpaid
Open To: 
Undergraduates
Graduate Students
Faculty/Staff
Recurrence of Opportunity: 
Weekly
Contact Name: 
Zelda Roland
2034329286
Opportunity Type: 
Volunteer Opportunities