Leaders learn by doing, so extensive field-based internships for all students are a cornerstone of the L4L curriculum. Each internship aims to stretch candidates’ leadership under the mentorship of experienced systems leaders. While course assignments are designed to maximize on-the-job learning in each student’s current role, the internship demands that candidates stretch beyond their current context to explore other aspects of the K-12 system. These experiences often take place in settings such as superintendent offices, educational service districts, institutions of higher education and nonprofit organizations, and are tailored to certification requirements for those pursuing the superintendent or program administrator credential.

The Details

Total number of internship hours:

Placements: Tailored to your systems-focused goals. For descriptions of past internships, click here
Optional Certification:  State of Washington Superintendent or Program Administrator
Program Supports: Ongoing professional growth planning process that helps you identify internships that will stretch your leadership
Mentorship by a practicing systems-level leader
Dedicated support by the L4L Associate Director
Cohort activities and curriculum to inform your internship work