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Corrections Transitions Unit


Corrections Transitions Unit

Open to Upper-level Undergraduate Students


Minnesota Correctional Facility - St. Cloud

MCF-St. Cloud is a close-security institution and was built in 1889. Average daily population is 753 adult male inmates. A number of programs are offered to offenders, such as individual and group counseling, chemical dependency treatment and recreation. The facility serves as the department's intake center for adult males. Varied educational opportunities are available including full time high school and vocational training. Minnesota's auto and truck license plates and tabs are also produced at this facility.

Internship Description

The intern will gain a general understanding of the functioning and operation of a correctional facility, with particular focus on security needs and special issues of incarcerated men. Interns will have the opportunity to work with male offenders both individually and in a group setting on issues pertaining to the offender's re-entry into the community. Interns will also work closely with community agencies, such as half-way houses and treatment centers to obtain current information for offenders' release plan. Opportunities exist for interns to participate in helping offenders develop vocational plans to apply during their incarceration, as well as help offenders prepare for various vocational/educational opportunities upon their release.


Interns will be supervised by the Corrections Transition Program Coordinator.


Interns should be upper-level undergraduate students (generally seniors) or upper-level undergraduate students in corrections, social work, community psychology or a related field at an accredited college or university which offers course credit for internships. All interns must clear a security check.

Length of Internship

Negotiable and flexible schedule, minimum 400 hours required.

Application deadline date:

  • February 15 for Summer session
  • July 1 for 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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