Office of Educator Preparation

USM Intern Site Placement Process

Placement Coordinator's Intern Placement Process

  • Receive student listing by cohorts from cohort coordinators.
  • Gather student information (contact info, resume, bio, placement preference).
  • Arrange time to meet with principals/assistant principals to discuss placement opportunities and drop off student information.
  • Send follow-up emails to request placements.
  • Connect with teachers and principals about mentor matches.
  • Email student and cc: cohort coordinator to inform them who mentor is and to set time up to meet.
  • Send cohort coordinator updated list of mentor/intern matches.
  • Student emails Placement Coordinator when match has been solidified.
  • Give students reminders about process for fingerprinting and need to attend a scheduled registration/orientation session in the district.

Counseling Intern Placement Process

  • Student meets with faculty advisor and identifies 3-5 suitable internship sites.
  • Student contacts Placement Coordinator regarding their meeting with advisor.
  • Placement Coordinator request bio from student.  Include the following:
    • Practicum placement preference and timeline
    • Special interest
    • Concentration
    • Geographic ares
  • Placement Coordinator suggest that student call two approved sites, then inform Placement Coordinator of results.
  • Student interviews at site.
  • Placement process is complete and information is kept up-to-date.