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Administrative Internship Program - Supporting Future School and District Leaders


Schools need good leaders and our district is committed to providing internship opportunities for qualified employees working toward a Washington state administrative credential.


To apply, certified staff must be enrolled in a college or university program and have demonstrated excellence in their current assignments. Internships will be approved on an individual basis and consider specific factors including but not limited to - academic record, teaching ability, leadership qualities, communication skills and dedication to past and present assignments.


Interested staff must submit their application online (Internal Applicants) by January 26, 2024. Acceptance is contingent on the administrative intern securing a SHSD building principal's approval to supervise their internship in that principal's building and successful completion of the selection process.

Selection Process

The selection process will involve a review of application documents, recommendations and references, and team interviews. After January 26, 2024 an internship committee (consisting of district administrators and other administrators relevant to the internship being requested) will review the application materials. As part of its selection process, the committee will conduct, screening, interviews, and reference checking.

Internship approval will be communicated to the candidate, with copies to appropriate administrative staff by February 23, 2024. All materials used in the internship selection process will be considered confidential and are not a part of the employee's personnel file. Candidates not selected for internship may request a meeting with the executive director of Human Resources to discuss the candidate's application.

AWSP 2024-2025  Educational Leadership Intern Grant

Established in 1993, the Washington State Education Leadership Intern Program Grant is designed to provide rigorous, authentic and quality training experiences for interns. It also provides funds for partial release for those participating in administrative preparation programs that have been approved by the Washington Professional Educator Standards Board (PESB).

The 2024-2025 Grant is available December 20, 2023. Interested staff are encouraged to apply.