Speech-Language Pathology Internships

With a dedicated commitment to education we are happy to consider qualified graduate-level students for internship placements.

Acute (Inpatient) Adult

Patients are adults (18+) with swallowing, communication and cognitive disorders. Swallowing disorders are most prevalent. Trachs and vents are frequent. FEES, PFS/MBS, and PMV evaluations are performed frequently. No LSVT. EMST and IOPI are intermittently utilized. NMES is infrequent. Intermittent interdisciplinary team attendance.

Suggested Coursework: Dysphagia, Neuro, Communication/Language Disorders, Trachs/Vents

Inpatient Rehab Adult (Sticht Center)

Patients are adults (13+) with swallowing, communication and cognitive disorders. Communication and cognitive disorders are most prevalent, with swallowing as a close second. Trachs are infrequent, no vents. FEES, PFS/MBS, and PMV evaluations are performed infrequently. No LSVT. NMES and IOPI utilized on a fairly regular basis. EMST is infrequently utilized. Regular interdisciplinary team attendance.

Suggested Coursework: Aphasia, Neuro, Communication/Language Disorders

Outpatient Adult

Patients are adults (16+) with swallowing, communication, cognitive and voice disorders. All disorders are of equal prevalence. Trachs are infrequent, no vents. FEES, PMV and PFS evaluations may be performed, no MBS. LSVT evaluations and therapy is performed. VitalStim is utilized on a fairly regular basis. Lingual manometry and sEMG are frequently utilized.

Suggested Coursework: Dysphagia, Aphasia, Neuro, Voice, Communication/Language Disorders

Inpatient Pediatrics

Patients are pediatrics (0-18) with swallowing/feeding, communication, and cognitive disorders. Feeding disorders are most prevalent. Trachs and vents are frequent. FEES, PFS/MBS, and PMV evaluations are performed frequently. No LSVT. Infrequent NMES, EMST, and IOPI. Regular interdisciplinary team attendance.

Suggested Coursework: Dysphagia, Communication/Language Disorders in Peds, Trachs/Vents, Language Development

Outpatient Pediatrics

Patients are pediatrics (0-18) with swallowing/feeding, communication and cognitive disorders. Feeding and communication disorders are most frequent. Trachs are infrequent, no vents. No FEES, PFS/MBS, and PMV. No LSVT. VitalStim is infrequent. No EMST and IOPI/tongue bulb. Outpatient PFS/MBS, Kids Eat, cochlear implant are seen by the inpatient pediatric speech-language pathologists. Cleft palate seen and nasopharyngoscopy performed by Sarah Reid.

Suggested Coursework: Communication/Language Disorders in Peds, Language Development, Articulation/Phonology Disorders

Important Dates and Application Information

Adult Application Deadlines

  • Fall semester- deadline May 15
  • Spring semester- deadline October 1
  • Summer Semester- deadline Feb 15

Pediatric Application Deadlines

  • Fall semester- October 1 (prior year)
  • Summer semester- July 1 (prior year)
  • Spring semester- July 1 (prior year) 

*applications will be accepted outside of this date range on a case by case basis

Please submit your application to the appropriate person based on the area to which you are applying:

Inpatient Adult
atobon@wakehealth.edu

Outpatient Adult
akfields@wakehealth.edu

Pediatric (Inpatient or Outpatient)
lcranfor@wakehealth.edu

Questions should be directed to the corresponding emails. Interviews via telephone or in-person may be scheduled during the application review process, with specific content questions to be included.

Download the application.