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Chaplain Internship


Chaplain Intern

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

Assess the spiritual needs of offenders. Develop and distribute a monthly activities calendar. Coordinate and confirm weekly speakers for religious programming. Conduct initial spiritual interviews with residents and distribute results. Communicate with offenders and their family members. Assist with chapel newsletter. Provide referrals and resources for offenders. Organize and staff a spiritual library. Assess value of religious services offered and determine how to meet unmet needs.


Interns will be supervised by the Chaplain.


Interns must be currently enrolled in an accredited college or university in a program which offers course credit for internships. Applicants should have completed introductory course work in religious studies, theology, or related field. 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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