Internship Program

Scott County Community Corrections provides probation and parole services for adult and juvenile offenders in the First Judicial District. Our organization consists of the field supervision office located in Shakopee, Minnesota, and the Scott County Juvenile Alternative Facility located in Jordan, Minnesota.

Internships are available for both undergraduate and graduate students who possess or are pursuing a Criminal Justice or related degree. Undergraduates must be in their junior or senior year or have graduated. Graduate students may apply at any time during their program.  An internship requires a minimum time commitment of 400 hours.


Interns will be provided equal exposure to all units, but assigned specifically to the unit of their choice: Adult, Juvenile, Juvenile Alternative Facility or Intake/Pre-trial. Scott County Community Corrections will also provide an opportunity to explore special interests pertaining to the Criminal Justice System.

Experience Received

Interns will have direct experience with case management and supervision of offenders Including:  

  • Collaboration with service providers in the community
  • Court observation/presentation
  • Diversion programs
  • Functions of a 24-hour non-secure juvenile detention facility
  • Offender supervision (including home, school and employment visits)
  • Parole hearings
  • Pre-sentence and pre-dispositional investigations
  • Restitution investigations
  • Much more

Certifications & Special Training

Interns will also be provided, as available, opportunities to receive certifications and special training to increase their knowledge and build their resume. 
Applications are accepted beginning 3 to 4 months prior to the planned internship. Application deadlines are as follows:  
March 15th for summer semester; July 15th for fall semester; and October 15th for spring semester.  
 (Application for Internship)



If you have questions or wish to obtain an application, please contact Jennifer Nimps via email  or Mark Bouressa via email. Qualified applicants will be invited to a personal interview to discuss their suitability for placement.