Criminology Internships


Hennepin County Juvenile Probation Internship

626 S. 6th St.
Minneapolis, MN 55415


Interns indicate duties performed

  • School calling & visit, resource callings, filing, warrant pickups, home visits, staffing, computer work (May2007)
  • I was in charge of updating files, contacting juveniles on the caseload (written & telephone), attending court, going out into the field to do home interviews, and make sure that everything is running smoothly and files are up to date. (Jan 2007)

Students identified positive aspects of this placement

  • Different aspects in which a probation officer can help his/her clients and location. (May 2007)
  • The most positive aspects of this placement were the people I was working with. They allowed me to go with them when they got interesting cases and I was always free to go into their offices and talk to them if I had any questions or concerns. (Jan 2007)
  • Welcome questions, positive atmosphere and they let you learn as much as you want to. I learned a lot of info that I can take with me into the field later on when I am done with college. This was a great place to work and I'm going to volunteer after I am done interning. (2004)
  • Learning about placement programs and having the opportunity to tour them. Also learning how to find information on clients and submitting reports on their progress (1997)
  • I had opportunities to do many different things. I went to court many times and viewed arraignments and detention hearings. I visited many different placements in the area, such as Red Wing, workhouse, shelter and a group home. I was able to go on transfers and even do one all on my own. (1996)

Students identified difficulties typical in this placement

  • There were none. (May 2007)
  • One of the main difficulties I faced was when dealing with people who did not want my help. It can get frustrating when you are doing whatever you can to try and help someone but they don't want to help themselves. (Jan 2007)
  • When you start in restorative unit you have a lot of new stuff flying at you from every direction, but you get the hang of it quickly. (2004)
  • Finding information on clients needed to complete progress reports. Some of the info needed, like evaluation results or results of urinalysis were not always sent over and put in the client's files, which makes it difficult to locate them. (1997)
  • I did not run into any difficulties in this placement. (1996)