Student Teaching and Internships

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Student Teaching, Practicums, Internships, and Observations

PVSchools has agreements with many universities and colleges to place students in our schools for field experience. Our staff is eager to mentor university students to help grow a future pipeline for outstanding public educators. University students seeking field experience via student teaching, internship, practicum, or observation are asked to coordinate with their university instructors, advisors and/or placement specialists. If you have questions regarding placements, please contact Brandi Monroe at

Additional Internship Opportunities

Internships provide our students with real-world experience and the opportunity to be mentored by experts working in their chosen profession. If you're interested in hosting internship opportunities at your organization or business, please call (602) 449-2000 and ask for Instructional Support Services (Secondary) to get started.

You can also contact our high schools directly to discuss internship opportunities. The principals of our high schools would be delighted to discuss partnerships.

West-MEC (CTE)

A range of CTE (career and technical education) programs are offered at PVSchools high schools, some of which offer internship opportunities to provide our students with work-ready experience in their chosen area of specialty. For details on the courses available, please contact your school counselor or download the fact sheet.

School Nutrition Specialist Internship Program

The goal of the School Nutrition Specialist (SNS) Internship is to provide students with the training and opportunities to pursue a career in the dynamic field of School Nutrition.

School Nutrition Association (SNA) research indicates that a shortage of qualified School Nutrition directors is expected in the very near future. SNA’s Internship Program, the first of its kind in the field, has been created to take a proactive approach and encourage the best and brightest to pursue a school nutrition career and to also make internships available to students who have an Associate’s Degree or Bachelor’s degree in a related field (such as dietetics, hospitality, food service management, etc.).

nutrition specialist internshipThe program focuses on: 

  • Food Service Operations
  • Nutrition and Nutrition Education
  • Administration
  • Marketing and Communications

The PVSchools SNS Internship accepts three interns for the 23-week internship. Internship classes start two times per year, in January and July. The program is full‐time, 40 hours per week, Monday through Friday. Interns are paid a stipend of $14 per hour every two weeks, totaling approximately $12,000.

Interns must complete all rotations and/or planned experiences for successful completion of the program.

Download the SNS Internship Application Packet