Adult Basic Education (GED)
Open to Upper-level Undergraduate Students
Minnesota Correctional Facility - Stillwater (MCF-STW)
MCF-STW Overview: MCF-STW was built in 1914 and is the state's largest close-security facility for adult male felons. Average daily population is 1,277 and full-time staff size is approximately 550. The facility's two primary missions are to protect the public by incarcerating serious, chronic and dangerous offenders and to provide industrial, academic, vocation and rehabilitative opportunities to inmates.
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 licensed instructors.
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.
Length of Internship
Negotiable and flexible/12 weeks and minimum of 24 hours per week is desired.
Application deadline date:
July 15 for Fall session
October 15 for Winter session
February 15 for Summer session
Applications may be accepted after these dates until positions are filled.
This internship is unpaid.