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February 25, 2020
Hennepin County, Minnesota
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Hennepin County's Department of Community Corrections and Rehabilitation (DOCCR) is seeking students interested in gaining hands-on professional experience in the field of Adult and Juvenile Probation. Interns will assist Probation Officers with a diverse caseload of adult or juvenile clients by utilizing a variety of strategies to minimize clients' criminogenic risks and meet their individual needs. Through these internships, students will gain a greater understanding of the criminal justice system, become familiar with available community resources, and recognize and respect cultural differences to provide culturally appropriate service to probation clients.

Location and hours:
Unless otherwise stated, the duration of these internships will be September through December 2020.Work schedule will be Monday through Friday during standard business hours (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.) and may include occasional evenings and weekends. These internships are based out of downtown Minneapolis or community offices located throughout Hennepin County.

We anticipate telephone interviews will be held the last week of March and in-person panel interviews held in early April.

The responsibilities of each internship include but are not limited to the following:

To view a list of all potential units hiring, please click here.

Need to have:

  • Current enrollment in good standing OR recent graduate within 6 months post-graduation, pursuing a bachelor's degree in criminal justice, corrections, counseling, law enforcement, psychology, sociology, social work or a related field.

Nice to have:

  • Completion oftrainings, courses, or seminars to expand understanding and appreciation of diversity, inclusion, and cultural awareness.
  • Ability to work effectively with a culturally and increasingly diverse client population.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Good organizational skills and the ability to prioritize work and meet deadlines, with accuracy and attention to detail.

About Community Corrections and Rehabilitation:
The Department of Community Corrections and Rehabilitation's mission is to promote community safety, community restoration, and reduce the risk of re-offense. The department runs institutions, a treatment center, adult and juvenile probation, supervised release, provides mediation in parenting custody disputes, and administers alternative sentencing programs. It is the largest community corrections organization in Minnesota. On any given day, Department of Community Corrections and Rehabilitation employees collaborate with their criminal justice partners, dozens of community-based organizations, and a dedicated group of volunteers and interns, to supervise and deliver sustainable correctional services to approximately 26,000 adult and juvenile clients. The department's strategic goals for 2019 and 2020 are the following:

  • Reduce racial disparities within our practices.
  • Sustain foundational evidence-based practices and expand upon them to address clients' overall well-being.
  • Build equity into our workforce and support workforce needs.
  • Increase the community's input and influence in our practices.

About Hennepin County:
Hennepin is the largest county government organization in Minnesota. Our employees work every day to improve the health, safety and quality of life for our residents and communities. All of our jobs align to one or more of our overarching goals -- that Hennepin County residents are healthy, protected and safe, self-reliant, assured due process, and mobile.

Hennepin County envisions an organization where our commitment to diversity and the reduction of disparities is fundamental in providing excellent service to our community.

Your future. Made here.

This posting may be used to fill current and future vacancies.

This position is internally classified as an Intern II.
Click here to view the job classification specification.

Invitations to interview will be based upon an assessment of education and experience.
Final candidates may be required to complete a drug test and/or background check.

Current Hennepin County regular and temporary employees are not eligible for consideration for this position, as the purpose of this internship opportunity is to allow individuals a potential pathway into employment with the county. If you are a regular or temporary employee looking for career resources for your personal and professional growth, please contact the Employee Career Center at [email protected]

If you have any questions, please contact:
Aaron Taylor
[email protected]


Paid/Unpaid Internships and student "work experiences" are non-permanent positions with no benefits.

Graduate Fellows receive Paid-Time-Off (PTO) and a one-time $5,250 tuition reimbursement while participating in the program.
These internships are available to those with current enrollment (or recent graduate, e.g., within 6 months post graduation) in an accredited college or university, pursuing a degree in corrections, criminal justice, sociology, psychology, social work or related field. Do you meet this requirement?

  • Yes
  • No
Select your current major(s): Check all that apply.

  • Criminal justice
  • Corrections
  • Counseling
  • Law enforcement education
  • Psychology
  • Social work
  • Sociology
  • Another related field
  • None of the above
Describe your relevant education including area(s) of study, years/credits completed and your expected graduation date (month/year). If you do not have any relevant education, type "None" in the space provided.

    Do you have experience working with individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives?

    • Yes
    • No
    Describe your experience working with individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. If you do not have this experience type "None" in the space provided.

      Have you attended trainings, courses, or seminars to expand your understanding and appreciation of diversity, inclusion, and cultural awareness?

      • Yes
      • No
      List the trainings, courses, or seminars you have attended to expand your understanding and appreciation of diversity, inclusion, and cultural awareness.

        Which of the following areas are you interested in being considered for? (Please review lists of units within the posting.) Check all that apply.

        • Adult Neighborhood Probation Caseload
        • Adult Supervised Release Caseload
        • Adult High Risk
        • Adult Medium Risk
        • Adult Low Risk
        • Adult Court Unit
        • Adult Sex Offender
        • Inter/Intrastate
        • Juvenile High Risk
        • Juvenile Gender Specific Caseload(s) Fall semester only
        • Juvenile Gender Specific Caseload(s) Fall and Spring semesters
        • None of the above
        For the position(s) you selected in the previous question, are you willing and able to report to the required location and work the required internship duration and hours?

        • Yes
        • No
        Please choose the one recruitment source that best describes how you first learned about this job opening. Please review all possible choices before making your selection. Your response to this question helps us evaluate the effectiveness of our recruitment methods.

        • College or university (job board, career services, or instructor)
        • Community or nonprofit organization (counselor, job board, etc.)
        • Hennepin County employee or recruiter
        • Hennepin County job notification emails
        • Job fair or networking event
        • LinkedIn
        • Print advertisement (flyer, postcard, billboard, transit ad, etc.)
        • Professional association (job board or email)
        • Radio
        • Social media (Twitter, Facebook, Glassdoor, etc.)
        • Other
        For the recruitment source selected above, please provide the specific name of the person, website or media source.

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