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Department of Corrections (DOC) |Minnesota Correctional Facility (MCF)

DOC - Central Office, St. Paul

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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 and administrative investigations. Interns will observe and assist Investigators with investigations involving inmates that have rule violations. Assist with investigations involving violations of Minnesota Criminal Statutes by inmates, and visitors. Assist in gathering intelligence through use of phone monitoring systems. Gather intelligence information on Security Threat Groups. Coordinate special projects and provide general assistance to the Office of Special Investigations.


Interns will be supervised by a Special Investigator


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 agree follow department policies and procedures.

Length of Internship

Minimum 400 hours required. Schedule negotiable and flexible

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 applications will be considered based on position availability.


This internship is unpaid.

Applications will not be accepted after these dates.

List the LOCATION that you are interested in interning on your application.

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