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Corrections Officer


Corrections Officer

Open to students involved in a College Level Correctional Officer Training Program, or Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement majors only


Minnesota Correctional Facility -Willow River/Moose Lake

MCF Moose Lake is a Medium Security Correctional Facility located in Moose Lake, MN. The complex was originally built as a State Hospital and between 1988 and 1996 was remodeled to serve the correctional population. The facility now houses 870 adult male inmates who are involved in either work programs or educational programs during the day. Industry programs include garment manufacturing, woodworking or print shop. There is a complete educational program for inmates with programs from literacy to GED prep through vocational and college programs.

MCF- Willow River is known as the Challenge Incarceration Program. It is a boot camp style program that teaches cognitive skills along with physical training. It is a unique program in that it houses both male and female inmates. It is a minimum security program that inmates with non violent offenses can volunteer for to reduce their length of incarceration. The program has three phases, a 6 month boot camp, an intensive supervision release phase and a parole phase.


The intern will obtain knowledge and understanding of how the Correctional system works in general, specifically related to the area of security procedures. The majority of the internship will be spent on the living units, but the intern will have the opportunity to observe other areas of the facility including property, dining, and specialized programming. The intern will complete limited duties as a correctional officer which will include mail, security rounds, movement, responding to offender questions, writing incident reports as needed, observe and reporting offender behavior.


Interns will be supervised by a Corrections Officer/Sergeant


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 criminal justice, criminology, corrections or related field. Intern must clear a security background check and follow department policies and procedures.

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 position is filled.

This internship is unpaid.

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