About the Internship

The internship experience is a year-long structured administrative assignment in a public school. During that time you will engage in all duties and activities designed to refine administrative behavior and improve schools as learning institutions for children.

At the same time, you’ll be enrolled in a seminar class designed to help you draw connections between your studies and field experiences, improve your administrative leadership skills, and support your fellow students as you all progress towards certification in principalship.

Full-time students

Full-time students engage in a full-time, paid internship and internship seminar.

There are 18 required credit hours during the internship year:

  • EDUC 735: Seminar for Internship in Educational Administration I, 3 hrs
  • EDUC 736: Internship in Educational Administration I, 6 hrs
  • EDUC 737: Seminar for Internship in Educational Administration II, 3 hrs
  • EDUC 738: Internship in Educational Administration II, 6 hrs

Part-time students and Hybrid students

Part-time and hybrid students engage in an unpaid part-time internship and seminar.

Part-time and hybrid students are eligible for a stipend from N.C. that is commensurate with the beginning assistant principal’s pay scale (approximately $40,000 for the stipend at this time). To be eligible for the stipend, students must be enrolled for nine continuous hours for the year prior to starting the internship.

There are 12 required credit hours during the internship year:

  • EDUC 735: Seminar for Internship in Educational Administration I, 3 hrs
  • EDUC 736: Internship in Educational Administration I, 3 hrs
  • EDUC 737: Seminar for Internship in Educational Administration II, 3 hrs
  • EDUC 738: Internship in Educational Administration II, 3 hrs