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Discipline Unit - Rush City


Discipline Unit

Open to Upper-level Under Undergraduate Students


Location: Minnesota Correctional Facility (MCF) - Rush City

MCF-Rush City opened in 2000 and is the state's newest, close-security facility for adult male felons. Rush City is a double-bunked facility with an average daily population of 990 offenders and full-time staff of approximately 300. The facility's two primary missions are to protect the public by incarcerating serious, chronic and dangerous offenders and to provide academic, vocational and rehabilitative opportunities to inmates.

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:
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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