The InternSHIP Experience Is Key

What matters most in an internship are the people, the responsibilities, and the knowledge, skills, and lessons learned. A great internship experience is irreplaceable, and we strive to provide our interns with an internship experience that will educate and provide opportunities for personal growth. Our interns have the opportunity to grow both professionally and personally, while helping the Department serve the needs of adolescents and their families.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to achieve positive change with children and their families by emphasizing individual responsibility and community safety.

Core Values 

The department is committed to the following core values: 

  • Integrity                            
  • Compassion
  • Collaboration
  • Adaptability
  • Empowerment

On-Site Training & Experience

The Department's Internship Program provides eligible college and university students with on-site training and work experience to meet their curriculum internship/practicum requirements. The Internship Program includes associate, undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral level students in criminal justice, corrections, sociology, psychology, counseling, and social work. The Department also offers a stipend for graduate level clinical interns who complete a minimum of 150 hours per semester. 

BCJPD offers one of the largest student internship/practicum sites in the area and the opportunities to "make a difference" are diverse.  


Prospective interns will require ALL of the following:

  • Interns should be at least 20 years of age at the start date.
  • Be interviewed and accepted by the Internship Services Coordinator.
  • Current enrollment in a course requiring internship/practicum.
  • Provide the following:
    • Current resume
    • Confirmation of class registration
    • School ID card
    • Valid Driver's License or State issued ID
    • Copy of DD-214 (if prior Military)
  • Complete Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI).
    • (Provided by the department)
  • Compete and clear background check.

Please consider the days and hours you can devote to an Internship, as your availability will determine where you are placed. Some placements are limited due to class curriculum requirements.

We want your Internship Placement to be mutually beneficial and a positive learning experience. Contact the Internship Office at (210) 335-7741 for more information.