Open to Senior-level Undergraduates and Graduate Level Students.
Minnesota Correctional Facility - Stillwater (MCF-STW)
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 respond to the spiritual and religious needs of the offender population. Intern will assist Chaplain to provide religious services and work with offender population to counsel individual offenders as needed. This position requires that the intern be able to deliver sermons and classroom learning experiences assisted under the supervision of the Chaplain.
The intern will be supervised by the MCF-Stillwater Chaplain.
Senior Theology Major at a local college or enrolled in a Master of Divinity program currently working on a degree from a seminary. Coursework in religious studies, theology and/or multi-cultural/diversity. Ability to lead worship services. Experience working within a faith community. Excellent communication skill and presentation skills to be able to address the diversity of religious expressions presented in prison setting. Ability to plan, coordinate and implement work without direct supervision
Ability to provide pastoral care and counseling to offenders in a private and confidential manner. Ability to respond to crisis situations and offenders urgent spiritual needs.
Completion of a one (1) unit of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE). Knowledge of diversity in religious practices and traditions. Experience in delivering training to adult learners in a religious setting. Experience delivering sermons to religious groups.
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 will not be accepted after these dates.
This internship is unpaid.
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