The administrative internship is designed to prepare students for assuming the role of a school administrator through completion of practical field-based experiences under the joint supervision of an on-site licensed school administrator and the USD internship director. The administrative internship is structured to enable each student to develop and put into practice an individualized field-based experience that focuses primarily on PK-12 principal, superintendent, curriculum director or director of special education preparation.
Requirements and documentation for administrative internships in PK-12 principal, school district superintendent, curriculum director and special education director are outlined in the internship syllabus and course materials through the Division of Educational Leadership. Additionally:
All students must submit an application for the internship no later than July 1 to firstname.lastname@example.org at the Division of Educational Leadership and a copy to email@example.com. A required on-campus internship orientation session will be held at USD on August 1 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in room 110 of the Delzell Education Building. Additional questions may be directed to internship director Diana Messick, Ph.D., at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 605-370-8959.