Intern Grant

The application for the 2018-19 school year is now closed.

If you have any questions regarding the application or screening process; or if you are a current grant recipient and have questions please contact Macy Bruhy

The Washington State Education Leadership Intern Program Grant

Established in 1993, the Washington State Education Leadership Intern Program Grant is designed to provide rigorous, authentic and quality training experiences for interns. It also provides funds for partial release for those participating in administrative preparation programs that have been approved by the Washington Professional Educator Standards Board (PESB).

Reimbursement Funds

The Intern Grant program provides substitute cost reimbursements for the release of administrator intern candidates from their teaching positions in order to engage in on-the-job training with a mentor administrator. Districts are reimbursed for days of release time at a daily substitute rate of $107. The number of days varies annually. Principal intern candidates are required to complete 540 hours of training, half of which must be when students and staff are present during the regular school day. 

PESB-Approved Principal Preparation Programs

  • Central Washington University
  • City University of Seattle
  • Eastern Washington University
  • Gonzaga University
  • Heritage University
  • Pacific Lutheran University
  • Seattle Pacific University
  • Seattle University
  • Saint Martin's University
  • University of Washington (Bothell)
  • University of Washington Danforth (Seattle)
  • University of Washington (Tacoma)
  • Washington State University (Spokane, Wenatchee, Tri-Cities, Vancouver, and Puyallup)
  • Western Governors University
  • Western Washington University
  • Whitworth University 

Intern Advisory Committee

The Intern Advisory Committee meets twice a year to review and approve:
  • Policy standards/guidelines
  • Application packet
  • Required training activities
  • Year-end program assessment
  • Program costs
The committee was established by OSPI and is made up of practicing building/district administrators and representatives from AWSP, OSPI, WASA and higher education. View the committee roster.

 For more information
Don Rash | Director of Middle Level Programs, Intern Certification and Principal Support Programs | 800.562.6100

For more information

Macy Bruhy | Professional Development & Marketing Coordinator | 800.562.6100