Date of Award


Degree Name

Specialist in Education


Educational Leadership, Research and Technology

First Advisor

Dr. Robert Brinkerhoff

Second Advisor

Dr. Charles C. Warfield

Access Setting

Masters Thesis-Open Access


This report is a summary of an 8-month internship in the Hastings Area Schools, Hastings, Michigan. The internship began in September 1988 and ended in April 1989.

The objective of the internship was to give the intern practical experience in the close working relationship between the traditional public relations activities and most administrative functions of a public school system. The need for open communication to build confidence in the local schools was a basic thesis.

This report contains a log of activities as well as a personal narrative on the insights and experiences during the internship. A statement on the goals and objectives of the internship is also included.