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Adult Basic Education Internship


Adult Basic Education
Open to Upper-level Undergraduate Students


Minnesota Correctional Facility - Lino Lakes

MCF-Lino Lakes consists of a medium-security facility and two minimum-security units located outside the secure perimeter with a total population of 1,300 adult males. This facility has the highest concentration of educational and treatment programs in the DOC system. In many cases offenders serve the final phase of their sentence at MCF-Lino Lakes so they can obtain the services they need to prepare for release

Internship Description

Intern will assist licensed instructors in providing classroom instruction to offender students in reading, math, grammar, writing, basic computer skills, work related skills, pre-GED preparation, and GED skills. Intern will assist instructors in developing and presenting a variety of learning techniques to meet individual student needs and assist in delivering classroom instruction on an individual basis as determined by student need and learning style. Intern will also assist in providing instruction to enhance inmate social and occupation skills and perform other related duties as needed.

This is a unique opportunity in which the internship experience will expose the intern to educational learning in a closed environment in which students progress at their own pace and the instructor must develop and utilize a variety of learning tools to meet the needs of students at all levels.


Interns will be assigned to the Education Unit and supervised by a licensed instructor.


The intern must be currently enrolled in an accredited college or university in a program that offers course credit for internships.Applicants should have an interest in corrections and adult education and be able to adapt to working in a closed environment. Knowledge of computers is also essential. Interns must clear a security background check and agree follow department policies and procedures.

Length of Internship

Negotiable and Flexible: 12 weeks/24 hours per week desired

Application priority deadline date:

February 15 for Summer session

July 1for Fall session

October 15 for Winter/Spring session

Applications received by priority deadlines will be given first consideration. All other application will be considered based on position availability.

Note: This internship is unpaid

To Apply: Clickhereto complete the DOC Internship Application. Follow the instructions on the first page to submit your application electronically.

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