A opportunity for students to use the learning ofythe past year and prepare for the finalyexperiences of the cadres. Prior to beginning theyinternship, students complete their philosophy ofyeducation based on their own observations andyexperiences over the previous year. Through threeyweeks of full-time work at a school or districtywith a principal, superintendent, or other leader,ystudents develop an understanding of theyphilosophy, mission, and vision of the site.yStudents participate in ongoing assessment of theyplans, practices, and processes of school sites.yA systematic exploration of school improvementyplans, curricular innovations, staff developmentyactivities, annual reports, and strategic planningyoccurs as the site closes one academic year andybegins planning for the next year. Using thisyinformation, students reflectively examine theyethical base that drives programs, decisions andycommunication. They develop an understanding ofythe complex mix of activities that defines theywork of the school leaders. Students will seek toydevelop a mentoring relationship with theirysupervisors for long-term help and assistance.