Intern Program

Internship programs allow individuals to complete their teacher preparation coursework concurrent with their first year or two in a paid teaching position. These programs are led by colleges, universities and by school districts. To qualify for an internship program, an individual must have passed the CBEST, met the subject matter competence requirement, and obtained character and identification clearance. The program provides teacher preparation coursework and an organized system of support from college and district faculty. Completion of an internship program results in the same credential as is earned through a traditional teacher preparation program.


The Bakersfield City School District leads a district internship program in partnership with five local universities. Our university partners are California State University, Bakersfield, University of La Verne, Point Loma Nazarene University, National University and University of Phoenix. Multiple Subject, Single Subject, Education Specialist Mild Moderate and Education Specialist Moderate Severe programs are available. The university provides coursework and a University Supervisor while the district provides an Intern Support Provider and monthly seminars.


California Intern Programs Website

Nondiscrimination Policy

Bakersfield City School District programs, activities, and practices shall be free from unlawful discrimination, including discriminatory harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived characteristics of race or ethnicity, color, ancestry, nationality, national origin, ethnic group identifications, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, or genetic information or any other characteristic identified in Education Code 200 or 220, Penal code 422.55, or Government Code 11135, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. If you believe you have been subjected to discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying, you should immediately contact the school site principal and/or the District’s Human Resource Administrator, at 661-631-4663, or at 1300 Baker Street, Bakersfield, California 93305. A copy of BCSD’s Uniform Complaint Procedures and Non-Discrimination policies are available by clicking here and/or upon request.