An administrative internship of 450 hours is required for all students in the BYU School Leadership Program—the same internship required to obtain the State of Utah Administrative/Supervisory credential.
These internships are directed and administered by the internship coordinator, internship supervisors, and trained mentor principals in the schools. The internship supervisor is critical to the intern’s successful experience. Within this framework of support, the intern is responsible for successfully completing all internship requirements.
The requirements, roles, standards, learning outcomes, and core assessments for the administrative internship are the same for both tracks. However, given the structural differences between the two tracks (e.g., full time vs. part time), some of the structures, schedules, and processes for completing the internship have distinct track differences.
Internship Leadership Project (ILP). The Internship Leadership Project (ILP) is completed during the Administrative Internship (Forms & Instructions).
According to BYU McKay School of Education policy, all School Leadership students must be properly identified with a BYU Educator Preparation Program (EPP) ID badge, also known as a BYU ID Badge, and provide evidence of fingerprint background clearance before accessing public/private K–12 schools in both partnership and non-partnership schools.
All students engaged in BYU administrative internships or research requiring observation of and/or interaction with school children will complete their LiveScan fingerprint background check through the Education Student Services (ESS) office, 350 MCKB. Fingerprint processing is conducted from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. If needed, BCI/FBI background check costs about $40. Upon clearance, each student will be issued an ID badge. See the student handbook for more information.