IAL Student FAQs
The IAL program does not qualify you to teach in the state of Washington. Click here for a list of all approved programs in Washington, compiled by the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI).
We are able to accept the GMAT and LSAT in lieu of the GRE if you have previously taken one of these exams.
YES! You can still apply and submit your application without a GRE score, however we do need a GRE score in order to consider your application complete and offer admission.
Yes! Our program is specifically designed to allow our students to intern/coach anywhere in the country!
I know that I would like to stay in Seattle for my internship and would love to work at UW. What internships are available with Husky Athletics?
The specific internships available with UW Athletics vary from year to year, IAL students benefit from our strong relationship with the department. Typically, admitted students have been able to apply for positions in the following areas: Academic Tutoring, Athletic Communications & Media, Compliance, Development & Fundraising, Event Management, Olympic Sport Program Operations, Marketing & Game Day Experience, Student-Athlete Development, Sustainability Initiatives, Team Operations (Basketball, Gymnastics, Football, Softball, Volleyball, etc.), and Ticketing.
I know I want to work in athletic administration, but I don't know exactly what I want to do in an athletics department- is that OK?
Yes! The IAL program offers you a glimpse into many different avenues within an athletics department. Also, students can complete one or many internships during the program, allowing you to explore different areas of athletics.
Yes! The Center for Leadership in Athletics offers workshops to help coaches advance their skills and has also recently released the Ambitious Coaching Curriculum in Education and Leadership Certificate (ACCEL). Details about our workshops can be found under our "Coach" section of the main menu.