Date of Award


Degree Name

Specialist in Education

First Advisor

Dr. James J. Gallagher

Access Setting

Masters Thesis-Open Access


This report describes an internship completed at the Business Affairs Office, Grand Rapids Public Schools, Grand Rapids, Michigan, in the summer of 1977.

An internship in the Business Affairs Office was chosen to enrich the intern's conceptual, human, and technical skills pertaining to school business and finance management. The intern actively participated in the daily activities and responsibilities of each of the nine departments which compose the Business Affairs Office. He had the opportunities to confer and interview the department heads and to observe the daily functions of each department. In addition, the intern assisted in the organization and instruction of Western Michigan University's Continuing Education Class, School Business Management.