Academic internship: Funeral directors

Learn about the requirements for academic internships for funeral directors.

About academic internships

An academic funeral director internship is different from a funeral director internship.

An "academic intern" is any student enrolled in an accredited college funeral service education program who is serving a 3-month internship at a participating Washington State funeral establishment as required for graduation. The internship can't be longer than 3 months.

All academic interns must:

  • Register at the beginning of the academic internship
  • Serve their internship in accordance with the guidelines established by the funeral service education program

How to apply

There is no exam for an academic funeral director internship, but you must pass the funeral director exam before we will grant you your funeral director license.

Submit your application

Choose the method that works best for you.

Apply for your academic internship online

Log into SecureAccess Washington (SAW) or create an account to apply.

Apply for your academic internship by mail

Complete a Funeral Director and Embalmer Academic Intern Registration Application and mail to:

Funeral and Cemetery Licensing
Department of Licensing
PO Box 9012
Olympia, WA 98507

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