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Discipline Unit - Oak Park Heights


Discipline Unit

Open to Upper-level Under Undergraduate Students


Minnesota Correctional Facility (MCF) - Oak Park Heights

MCF-Oak Park Heights is a maximum-custody facility that houses adult male offenders. The facility maintains an average daily population of 392 and a staff of 331. The facility has eight self-contained complexes which can operate independently. Inmates participate in highly structured programming including industry, education and institutional housekeeping.

Internship Description

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 benefit from this experience by learning investigative techniques within a correctional environment in the areas of institution rule violations. Interns will observe and assist staff with gathering information and interviewing witnesses. Provide assistance in evidence collection and preservation. Prepare cases and participate in Administrative Due Process hearings. Assist in waiver negotiations with inmates.


Interns will be supervised by the Discipline Unit Supervisor.


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:
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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