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Transition Department (Restorative Justice)


Transition Department/Restorative Justice Intern

Open to Upper-level Undergraduate Students


Minnesota Correctional Facility (MCF) - Shakopee

MCF-Shakopee is the only prison in Minnesota for adult female offenders who have been committed to the Commissioner of Corrections. Offender population is approximately 500, which includes all custody levels. Gender-specific programming with an emphasis on restorative justice and building offender competencies is a priority.

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 women. Interns will have the opportunity to work with female 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 design a restorative justice project with offenders and work with offenders on restorative justice practices. These practices include: victim offender dialogues, circle processes, apology letters, and community service work.


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 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 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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