Date of Award


Degree Name

Specialist in Education


Teaching, Learning and Educational Studies

Access Setting

Masters Thesis-Open Access


Educational leaders and researchers are concerned about the number of qualified candidates for school leadership positions (Tracy, G. & Weaver, C. 2000). In response to this need, many school districts are promoting administrative internships. Through this project, the author sought to learn more about the following challenges: What does the current research literature say about administrative internships, and what are some of the common pitfalls that administrative interns face, especially in the area of journal preparation and the corresponding guidelines of the Human Subject Institutional Review Board.

Through this project, recommendations were formulated for future interns and their advisors. Common recommendations include clear expectations and frequent and open communication.

In conclusion, this project attempts to provide broad assistance for future administrative interns and their advisors.