Graduate Student Internships

Description of the Placement

The graduate student experiences may include evaluation and treatment for a variety of communication disorders within inpatient, inpatient rehab and/or outpatient settings. Many of our SLPs in the department are also involved in multidisciplinary clinics. Primary setting is dependent on semester and supervisor availability.

As an intern, you will be assigned to a supervisor(s) and complete your internship at their primary location or locations. Travel may be expected based on your supervisor(s) location. Daily schedules are determined with your supervisor prior to the start date.


  • Second year, academically strong student with completion of the following coursework: speech and language development, language disorders in adults and children, diagnoses and treatment of children with speech and language disorders, audiological evaluation, aural rehabilitation, speech and hearing science, fluency, voice, augmentative and alternative communication, neuroanatomy and physiology, pediatric dysphagia: diagnosis and treatment
  • Completion of at least one off campus student internship experience prior to semester at CHOP is preferred
  • Affiliation Agreement with the University that may be obtained after student is accepted


Please direct inquiries to

  • Formal letter of interest
  • Curriculum vitae/resume
  • Skills Assessment completed by previous clinic supervisor (outside of the academic program).
  • Unofficial graduate school transcripts

Application deadlines

  • Fall semester (starting late August to early September): May 15
  • Spring semester (starting early to mid-January): September 15
  • Summer session (starting mid to late May or later): February 15

Selection Process

Students may be competing with each other (from several universities) for a select number of internships each semester. Internships are offered when CHOP SLP supervisors are available.

  • Review of application materials
  • Completion of phone interview

Student Observers

Undergraduate or graduate students interested in pursuing a career in speech-language pathology may be able to observe members of our department providing inpatient and/or outpatient care for one day. If you are an undergraduate or graduate student and interested in this opportunity, please contact Student observers must complete a list of background checks and clearances similar to any student completing an internship.

  • FBI Clearance, Fingerprinting, Drug screening, Child abuse clearances, Health screening paperwork completed by physician

*The clearance process is initiated by CHOP Human Resources. Students are informed of requirements via email. The process takes 4-6 weeks. Students are not permitted to observe until approved by CHOP Human Resources. It is up to the student to ensure that this process is completed including any expenses required.

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