Corrections Security Caseworker
Open to Upper-level Undergraduate Students
Minnesota Correctional Facility (MCF) - Shakopee
MCF-Shakopee is the only prison in Minnesota for adult females offenders who have been committed to the Commissioner of Corrections. Offender population is approximately 500, which includes all custody levels. Gender-specific programming with an emphasis on restorative justice and building offender competencies is a priority.
The intern will obtain knowledge and understanding of how the criminal justice system works in general, specifically related to the area of corrections. The intern will complete initial offender assessments. Observe and report offender behavior. Prepare offender release plans. Identify offenders classification level. Investigate offender incompatibility issues. Participate in review of offenders programming needs. Complete written reports regarding offender's participation in facility programming. Learn facilities security procedures.
Interns will be supervised by a Corrections Security Caseworker.
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, psychology, sociology, social work or related field. Intern must clear a security background check and follow department policies and procedures.
Length of Internship
Negotiable and flexible/12 weeks and minimum of 24 hours per week is desired.
Application 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.
Applications will not be accepted after these dates.
This internship is unpaid.
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