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Interning with ACPS

It is the intent of the Alexandria City Public Schools (ACPS) to promote and support student educational experiences within its facilities and programs. ACPS is committed to working with our academic institutional partners to optimize the educational experiences of students who are training to become professional educators, administrators or student support services staff.

Internships, practicums and student teaching assignments are temporary arrangements and may end at any time at the sole administrative discretion of ACPS.

For more information, see ACPS Internship General Provisions.

Formal Request for Internship

ACPS requires a formal request from the college/university's placement coordinator. The coordinator shall submit the formal request on behalf of the student.

Supervising an intern is voluntary; therefore, we cannot guarantee a placement. Please allow us time to find your assignment a suitable field supervisor. If and when an ACPS staff member agrees to supervise the fieldwork and meets the university's criteria, all parties will be notified with a confirmation e-mail by the appropriate department lead. Please advise students not to arrange their own placements.

Important dates to keep in mind for placements:

Fall semester: Submit requests beginning on April 1 with a cut-off date of June 1.*

Spring semester: Submit requests beginning on November 1 with a cut-off date of January 31.*

*First consideration for the placement of student teachers and practicum students/interns shall be given to students whose formal request is received by the due date. Late applications or requests will be considered case-by-case.

Formal Request Form

For more information regarding internship opportunites, contact:
Shanna L. Samson, M.A., M.S.W
Office of Family and Community Engagement
Phone: 703-619-8152
E-mail: