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Student Teachers/Internships

  • Renton School District welcomes student teachers and student interns for various roles in our schools. This process goes through Human Resources.

Student Teachers and School Counseling Internship/Practicums

The process for student teachers and counseling internship/practicums begins with filling out this interest form. This can be filled out by the student or a representative from a college, institution, or program. If it is completed by a student, we will work with the program to confirm and approve the request. For programs with multiple components (ex: 10 weeks in general education, 10 weeks in SPED), please separate the requests by filling out the form once for each component.

Pursuant to Governor Inslee's proclamation 21.14.1, student teachers and interns must be vaccinated against COVID-19.

Once the form is complete, we’ll work on matching the needs of the program with possible host/cooperating teachers or counselors and complete our HR process steps to confirm the student is eligible to work in our schools.  We will do our best to find hosts, but we cannot guarantee a placement due to timing, program requirements and available Renton staff. At this time, these schools are not accepting student teachers: Highlands Elementary, Lakeridge Elementary, Bryn Mawr Elementary, Campbell Hill Elementary, Sartori Elementary.

To make the process as efficient as possible, we recommend students have:

  • A pre-residency certificate on file with OSPI (student teachers, counselors)
  • Fingerprints on file with OSPI
  • Verification of vaccination for COVID-19
  • Completed the form with as much information as possible
  • Check if an affiliation agreement is in place with Renton School District

Students and program representatives will be contacted as soon as there is a possible match. We ask for students and hosts meet virtually prior to confirming the placement to ensure requirements and goals are clear and both parties want to move forward. 

Timing:

We recommend providing as much notice as possible to support finding a host/cooperating teacher. For requests for an upcoming school year, matching will be done in late spring (end of April-May) after RSD staff assignments and locations are set for the following year.

School Psychologist Internships:

The School Psychology internships are paid, and therefore goes through a selection and hiring process. Positions are typically posted in late Fall or early Winter and selected in February for internships for the following school year.

The internship postings will be listed on the Renton School District Job Openings Site (link here).

Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) Internships:

If there are openings for SLP internships (not available every year), the positions will be posted on our Renton School District Job Openings Site in October/November.

School Nurse Internships/Placements:

Opportunities to do an internship or practicum for school nurses are available at RSD. To inquire about opportunities, please send an email to laura.widdice@rentonschools.us.

Admin Internships:

The yearly application (internal to RSD only) opens in February. The application closes in early-mid March, followed by interviews and selection. Please contact human.resources@rentonschools.us for an application.

 

We ask students and possible hosts to meet virtually prior to confirming the placement to ensure requirements and goals are clear and both parties want to move forward. 

The internship postings will be listed on the Renton School District Job Openings Site.

General inquiries:

For more information or questions about student teaching, please reach out to Jenifer Wu, HR Data/Projects Coordinator at  human.resources@rentonschools.us.