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Principal Internships: Five Tips for a Successful And Rewarding Experience


This article provides useful and practical information about yearlong internships for principals that are required for the completion of some school administration programs. The author reflects on her experiences as an intern that she describes as an invaluable component to her master's degree program in North Carolina. She offers five pieces of advice about what should be done with administrative interns and how they should be incorporated into a school community to ensure that these experiences are beneficial to both the intern and the school involved. This article should be of interest to anyone looking for programs that help create and mentor successful administrative leaders.