5642P Procedure - Internships

The following procedures shall be followed in the selection of interns for administrative or supervisory positions.
  1. To apply for an administrative internship, candidates must meet the following requirements:

    • Minimum of five years of successful experience in education (classroom teaching, counseling, etc.) and three in the district/building where the internship will take place;

    • Notified the district of his/her intention to work toward an administrative credential in advance of enrolling in the program;

    • Enrolled in an administrative certification program that has been approved by the State Board of Education (Professional Educators Standards Board);

    • Demonstrated leadership experience on school and district committees/teams, particularly focused in the areas of curriculum, assessment, and instruction; and

    • Completes the district’s application and interview process.

  2. A screening committee shall be appointed to assist in the selection of administrative interns. The membership should adequately represent the various levels within which the prospective administrator will work. Classroom teachers may be included in the membership of a screening committee.

  3. Through examination of the applicant's credentials and through examination and/or personal interview, a screening committee shall determine whether the applicant is qualified for consideration as an intern for an administrative position. The screening committee will be supplied with statements of criteria which relate to the specific job description. The screening committee shall interview prospective interns on the basis of specific criteria for the position. The committee shall maintain a set of notes which can be used as the basis for arriving at recommendations. The recommendations of the screening committee shall be submitted to the superintendent.

  4. The individuals recommended for consideration as interns shall be scheduled for internship assignments when and where it will be most advantageous to the district.

Following selection, the intern and his/her supervisor will set objectives and plan appropriate activities dealing with such areas as:  personnel, curriculum, community relations, student relationships, finance, non-instructional operations, and facilities.

Date: 10/14/08