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How does an intern get a District account? Are they given a district computer to use while they are an intern?

Since interns are not employees, they are not issued district computers or other district equipment.  They are expected to have and use their own devices, and shouldnot be checking out district devices and/or taking them home. If an intern has an intern sub certificate and substitutes for the mentor teacher, the school can allow the intern to use one of the building's substitute laptops during the substitute assignment, if it's practical to do so.

If you are working with an intern and the intern needs a District account (in order to have a District email, or to log in to a District computer, or to connect a personal computing device to the District network), you can submit a request for the intern for the duration of their work in the District or the end of the school year, whichever comes first.

NOTE: District email accounts are not a good idea unless the intern will be working actively with students and/or parents for at least a month. Otherwise, the student should either use their college email account or communicate through their mentor's account by sending emails to the mentor to be forwarded to students or parents.

To request an NSDnet account for an intern, you will need to download and print out the Intern Account Request Form and have the intern fill it out and sign it. The form is available to district staff only. Staff will need to authenticate with their username and password to view or download the form. The form is available on the district website on the Human Resources department website in the Forms section. It is also available in the Office Managers Toolbox in the Forms section.

Please specify on the form what access the intern will need (email, district computer, personal computer, file server, etc.) The form should then be sent to Human Resources, who will pass it on to Technology to create the account once they verify the internship. Technology will notify the school when the intern account is ready.

You will also need to download and print out the District Responsible Use Procedure 2022P for the intern to read. Interns are bound by the same acceptable use procedure as district staff.

The district's license with Promethean makes it permissible for interns to install ActivInspire on personal/home computers during their internship.

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