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Paid Internship Sites

To assist students who are studying school psychology with finding appropriate field sites, the Washington State Association of School Psychologists surveyed our members about school district practicum and internship field sites. WSASP does not verify each member's survey input and highly recommends checking the individual district's website and to seek additional information from individual districts if there are questions about any of this information. We appreciate feedback if inaccurate information is identified in our list. 

This data is from our January 2017 survey.

Results from this survey include:

School District Compensation? Type of compensation Additional details:
Battle Ground School District (Area 7) Yes Interns are paid as full-time classified staff without benefits Interns often have the opportunity to become emergency certified, typically in January. Emergency certified interns would receive salary as a full time school psychologist with full benefits. 
Bethel School District (Area 9) Yes I believe it is $16-18/hour Interns report a great experience with excellent support from field supervisors. 
Blaine School District (Area 3) Depends on assignment Our intern was paid as a full-time Psychologist as base level. Because this intern was paid a full salary, he was expected to work a full caseload. He could have benefited by receiving more support, however the other School Psychologists were too busy with their own caseloads.
Central Kitsap School District (Area 4) Yes Interns are paid as full-time classified staff with benefits This year we have two interns.  Both started out as interns paid on a stipend and have transitioned to emergency certificated school psychologists as they've felt comfortable taking on the added responsibility.  They are now being paid as full time psychologists with benefits.If this happens the intern will get paid as a certificated employee on the salary step that matches their degree and credits earned. Also, benefits are offered and the 15 extra psych days are prorated. 
Central Valley School District (Area 8) Yes Interns are paid as full-time classified staff without benefits
Edmonds School District  Yes Interns are paid as full-time classified staff without benefits Compensation is dependent on budget and is not promised at the time of acceptance of the internship.  We have provided compensation the past three years and will hope to do so again this year.
Elma School District (Area 5) Yes
Enumclaw School District  Yes Interns are paid a % of a full-time school psychologist wages depending on education and experience without benefits
Ephrata School District (Area 2) Not currently, but possibly
Federal Way School District  Yes It was $18,000 per year, now $20,000 (unofficial at the moment)
Ferndale School District (Area 3) Depends on year/assignment Commensurate with out county
Grandview School District  Yes
Highline School District (Area 1D) Yes $5000 stipend (at this time, working to increase the stipend) There are often other opportunities for additional compensation that are found as the school year goes on. Mileage included, eligible to sign up for additional compensated work.
Issaquah School District  Yes I don't know how much, but it is a stipend. Interns can attend district trainings for free.  We have a lot of in-district trainings.
Kelso School District (Area 7) Yes $6,000
Kennewick School District  Yes Interns are paid as full-time classified staff without benefits
La Conner School District (Area 3) Yes Anticipated stipend ~$25k.  
Lake Stevens School District (Area 1B) Yes Contact the Director of Special Services for additional information.
Oak Harbor School District  Not currently, but possibly Interns are paid a $25,000 stipend / school year. No benefits. 
Pasco School District (Area 10) Yes Interns are paid as full-time classified staff without benefits
Prosser School District (Area 10) Yes Interns are paid as full-time school psychologists without benefits
Puyallup School District (Area 9) Yes Interns are paid as full-time classified staff with benefits When interns are hired, they sign a contract and are required to work all of the days required within the contract for the school district. We can be flexible with required university classes in terms of leave.
Renton School District (Area 1C) Yes $10,000 stipend
Richland School District  Yes Interns are paid as full-time classified staff with benefits
Seattle Public Schools (Area 1A) Yes Interns are paid a stipend for the year.  Due to budget changes, I cannot guarantee what the stipend amount will be for the next school year.
Snohomish School District  Yes Interns are paid as full-time classified staff without benefits
Snoqualmie Valley School District  Yes
Spokane School District (Area 8) Yes Interns are paid as full-time classified staff without benefits
Sunnyside School District  Yes Interns are paid the daily substitue teacher daily rate (approximately $130 a day)  plus benefits.  The internship year counts as a year on the pay scale. There is not sick or vacation days included. 
White River School District  Yes
Yakima School District (Area 6) Yes Paid as Pro-tech with benefits.  Higher salary than classified, less than certificated. 


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