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Intern - Probation Officer

Posted: 04/30/2021

This is an unpaid internship.

Sherburne County Community Corrections will provide a professional work experience to individuals, enrolled in post-secondary education, interested in completing an internship in the field of corrections.

Interns will have the opportunity to learn the aspects of pretrial and post-sentence community supervision, supervised by an experienced probation officer.  Interns will have the opportunity to work with defendants/offenders in the office and at their school and/or home.  Work experience may include attending court hearings, completing various court reports, and conducting meetings/interviews, and case management.

Additionally, interns will learn about Evidence Based Practices and how correctional agencies utilize these strategies to promote offender change.

This position will primarily work with the adult supervision unit; however, exposure to all aspects of probation including adult pretrial supervision and juvenile pretrial supervision can be expected.

Minimum Qualifications

Community Corrections internship opportunities are available to junior/senior students who are enrolled in a college/university with a criminal justice major or related field that offers course credit for internships.  Interns must complete a minimum of 400 hours.  A stipend is not provided.  Interns must also complete a Sherburne County application and oral interview, pass a criminal history check.

Upon an offer and acceptance of the position, interns must complete orientation and training, and abide by all Sherburne County and Community Corrections policies and procedures.  

The application deadline is midnight on June 1, 2021. Applications will be reviewed and you will be contacted no later than June 18, 2020. The approximate start date for this internship opportunity is August/September 2021.

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