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Sex Offender Treatment Intern - Red Wing

Open to Upper-level Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students, and Interns

Location: Minnesota Correctional Facility - Red Wing

MCF-Red Wing, constructed in 1889, is a minimum-security facility serving juvenile males. Juvenile offenders participate in the psycho-educational programs related to anger management, cognitive restructuring, moral reasoning, and social skill development. Educational programming is individualized in accordance with achievement levels and special needs.

Internship Description: Under close staff supervision, interact with staff and residents within the daily operations of the facility and its educational, security and treatment programs. Co-facilitate group therapy, psychoeducational, and therapeutic community meeting in the juvenile Sex Offense Treatment Program. Observe and report resident's behavior to other staff members. Supervise residents in their daily routine. Experience group management techniques, assessments, restorative justice practices, limit setting, report writing, transition services and planning, group dynamics and file management. Learn sex offender treatment theory and practice.

Supervision: Interns work closely with a board-approved licensed mental health professional or psychologist.

Requirements: 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. Sex offender treatment knowledge preferred but not required.

Length of Internship: Minimum of 6 months

Application priority deadline date:

For academic year beginning in Fall Terms and for all Summer Terms, the application process will open January 1st and end March 15th. Applications received by February 15th will be given first consideration. All other applications will be considered after the March 15th deadline. Interviews will be scheduled after February 15th. Selection decisions will be completed by April 15th. For internships beginning with Winter/Spring terms, the application process will open October 1st and end November 1st. Interviews will be scheduled in November. Selection decisions will be completed by December 1st.

Note: This internship is unpaid

Applications will be accepted after these dates until positions are filled

How to Apply:

Behavioral Health Internship and Practicum Application (

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