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Looking for an internship or an early career opportunity?

The United States Probation & Pretrial Services Office is a federal law enforcement agency under the direction of the United States District Courts. United States Probation & Pretrial Services Officers conduct background investigations of individuals charged with violations of the federal criminal statutes. Additionally, United States Probation & Pretrial Services Officers supervise defendants that are released from custody of the Bureau of Prisons or are placed on probation directly from the U.S. District Court.

Internship Opportunities

Opportunities are available for the following types of internships:

  • Criminal Justice
  • Social Work
  • Media/Production

Interns will be trained to

Assist U.S. Probation & Pretrial Services Officers analyzing, interpreting, and preparing criminal history record summaries; Shadow U.S. Probation & Pretrial Services Officers in the course of their duties; and Complete special projects as assigned.

Work Hours and Salary

Monday through Friday, not to exceed 20 hours.

Internships are available, year-round, in any of our divisional offices.

Internships are non-paid positions.

Applicant Must

  • Be a U.S. Citizen or eligible to work in the United States
  • Be a current college student
  • Have excellent computer proficiency
  • Have a high level of maturity, reliability, integrity, and confidentiality
  • Submit to a background check


If you are considering an internship with the U.S. Probation & Pretrial Services Office, for the District of Minnesota, please forward the following information to the Office of Human Resources

  • AO78 application for internship
  • Academic transcript (a non-official copy is acceptable);
  • Faculty letter of reference;
  • Cover letter directed to the Human Resources Specialist containing a request for an internship.