Internships and Careers

Internships and Careers

The Office of Clinical Experiences helps prepare educators by placing students in internships at local and out of area public schools. These hands-on experiences are vital in giving students the experience they need to succeed in the classroom.

How to Apply for Student Teaching

Congratulations on nearing the completion of your teacher education program. Let's take a look at your readiness to intern. Before you start internship, you need to submit an internship application, complete program and course requirements, obtain a substitute license, acquire professional liability coverage, satisfactorily complete Portfolio I and meet school district requirements. The Director of Clinical Experiences will verify these requirements have been met and will also discuss your readiness to intern with faculty in your program and your academic advisor.

  • You MUST have a Nevada Sub. license for internship and check below for the school district in which you want to intern to see if it is a requirement of that county. Interns with extensive substitute experience often seem more confident in their classroom management and delivery of instruction. Substitute licenses are issued by the state like your driver's license. You then apply for a substitute "job" with a school district.
  • REQUIREMENT OF YOUR PROGRAM BEFORE YOU CAN INTERN - Portfolio I must be submitted to your program that is located on the third floor: Integrated Elementary Teaching Program plus early childhood, esl, or special education; elementary (master's); secondary bachelor's and master's (includes music) the semester prior to internship. (Contact your program (NOT CAC office) for information about Portfolio I and due dates)
  • Check your Sub license for any testing holds such as: PPST, Praxis 1 & 2, CBEST, or GRE. These holds must be taken off before internship. If not possible, please contact Joe Nannini at jnannini@unr.edu to discuss.

Out of Country Placements?

All International Placements must be arranged by COE's consortium contact Jenny Mahon at jmahon@unr.edu.

Nevada School District Requirements

Important: Nevada School Districts do NOT want you to contact school personnel for a placement so simply write your placement request on the internship application and leave the signature lines blank.

The table below is subject to change and may not be inclusive. CAC will notify you personally if something else is required. You are responsible for any costs related to school district requirements. For those who want to intern, you need a sub-license.

Nevada School District Requirements by District
Requirement Carson Clark 11 Douglas Lyon Washoe Churchill Storey
NV Substitute License 3 X X X X X X X
District Fingerprinting & Background Check 1 X X X X X X X
Drug Testing 1 X X
Hired as a Substitute with the District interning in - must contact that District X
Additional requirements X X X X X
Professional Liability X X X X X X

Footnotes for above table

  1. Contact school district human resources office & tell them you will be a student teacher next semester.
  2. TB testing may be done through the University of Nevada, Reno student health.
  3. NV Substitute is required. If hired, you may sub 7 days for pay during internship (duals 5 days per 10-weeks). Must ALSO be hired as a current substitute with the Washoe County School District.
  4. Review online and/or print link.
  5. Pick up additional application from our office.
  6. At the same time you apply to the CAC, email your cover letter and resume to Jose Delfin, HR Director: jdelfin@carson.k12.nv.us Jose will then contact you for an interview.
  7. Interns will need to complete a safety seminar given by WCSD Police before interning in WCSD.
  8. Each school may have different requirements. Please contact that school.
  9. Please scan and send copy to cac@unr.edu.
  10. Send copy of liability insurance to our office.
  11. Charter Schools are the only availability for internship placement.
  12. Must attend BOTH the Washoe County School District Substitute Orientation AND the Student Intern Orientation in order to be allowed into any schools.