Prearranged Internship/Student Practicum/Observations
NOTE: REQUIRED BEFORE STUDENT APPLIES FOR AN INTERSHIP THE FOLLOWING MUST BE ON FILE:
1. The university that the student is attending must complete a "Request for Placement Student Teaching-Observation-Practicum form
2. A current Affiliation Agreement from the university must be on file with the ESD
This application is for individuals who have prearranged an internship with a specific NWRESD Administrator. Contact before submitting this application with a Site Coordinator is required. Applications submitted without prior arrangement with a NWRESD Site Coordinator will be rejected.
At various times throughout a school year an individual may desire to volunteer at a Northwest Regional ESD site. It is necessary for the student to complete an application similar to applying for a paid position. Student applicants will be subject of a background check and must complete a Prearragned Internship/Practicum Application prior to beginning any activity at a Northwest Regional ESD facility. Once the application has submitted, it will be reviewed for completion and the student will be sent an email with a link to the required Online Forms (Background Check, Emergency Contacts, Volunteer Conduct Agreement). These forms must be completed and submitted before the activity is confirmed and approved. Once all required forms have been submitted and the report from Criminal Information Services is received, the stuednt and the Program Coordinator will receive an Email notice of your Internship/Practicum Status (approved or not).
INTERN/PRACTICUM STUDENT CONDUCT EXPECTATIONS:
A completed Prearranged Internship/Practiucm Application/Guidelines form must be on file before working with students.
Practicum Students and Interns are required to sign in and out of the building and wear a badge, tag, or button identifying them as an Intern.
Practicum Students and Interns must understand that the paid staff is, by law, legally responsible for the overall management and operation of the school and its programs classrooms.
Practicum Students and Interns must keep information confidential regarding students and or staff members within the school in which they work. Such information is only to be discussed with the appropriate teacher or staff member at the school.
Practicum Students and Interns may not discipline students. Such matters are to be referred to the appropriate staff member.
Supervision of Students
Students are not to be left without supervision, especially in the event of an emergency. Interns should use the room communication system to call for help or send a student to the office if necessary.
During an emergency drill, interns are to exit the building with students, as directed by school staff.
Practicum Students and Interns are not usually trained to handle bodily fluids and should call for staff if a student is bleeding or vomiting.
Practicum Students and Interns must be reliable and will notify the staff person as soon as they are aware of being unable to participate or if arrival time is later than scheduled.
Example for Students
Participants set an example for students. Dress and behavior should not attract undue attention. Use of profanity, smoking, and the promotion of personal religious doctrine is not allowed in any NWRESD facility.
Use of NWRESD Network Services
Practicum Students and Interns are expected to follow NWRESD policy and administrative rule EDE and EDE-AR regarding the “Acceptable Use of Electronic and Network Services”.