Internship Opportunities

The Atlanta Speech School is committed to supporting the development of future professionals by sharing the knowledge of our highly trained staff through internship programs. We offer internship opportunities for students who have a background or interest in the fields of language and learning disabilities, speech-language pathology, deaf education, early childhood education, psychology, occupational therapy and audiology. These positions are offered in affiliation with a degree program. Please understand that due to the volume of responses we receive, we are unable to respond to applicants who do not meet all of the criteria.

To apply, please complete this form www.atlantaspeechschool.org\applyinternship

Audiology Internship

Internships are available for third or fourth year audiology students who are completing their Doctor of Audiology (AuD) degree. These students will have the opportunity to work primarily with our educational audiologist who serves children within our clinics and four school programs. Interns gain experience by becoming a valuable member of a cochlear implant team and by collaborating with SLPs, psychologists, and teachers on a regular basis. Some CAP testing, hearing aid fitting, and assessment of children in the community is also included. Please refer to our listing on the American Academy of Audiology website for more information about this opportunity.

Anne & Jim Kenan Preschool Internship

Undergraduate and graduate internships are available in the Anne & Jim Kenan Preschool. Interns spend a semester learning how to teach preschool children ages 2 to 6 years. The program provides individualized instruction to allow children freedom to explore and learn at their own rate through use of a wide variety of concrete educational materials. The program is accredited by the National Academy of Early Childhood Programs.

Katherine Hamm Center Internship

A master's-level practicum is offered in an auditory-oral/auditory verbal center for children with deafness or hearing loss. Interns work collaboratively with master teachers to gain expertise in stimulation of spoken language development with intensive focus on the development of audition, speech, and language. Experiences can include work with parent-infant groups through primary aged children. Preschool and school-age internships include instruction in reading and math.

Occupational Therapy Internship

Internships are available for Occupational Therapy and Occupational Therapy Assistant students. For Occupational Therapy students completing their master's degree, both level 1 and 2 internships are available. Students will have the unique opportunity of learning in a collaborative environment where clinic and school-based intervention comes together. Students will experience the rewards and challenges of working with children from infancy to pre-adolescence, with a wide variety of strengths and challenges; including children with language-based learning disabilities and hearing loss. Intervention includes consultative services in several different programs of the Speech School, incorporating collaboration with teachers, assessment results and classroom-based therapy. Students will also have the opportunity of working with children individually or in small groups in the Occupational Therapy Clinic to address difficulties associated with a variety of diagnoses. Most of the Occupational Therapists are certified in Sensory Integration which, combined with a state-of-the-art clinic environment, will provide in-depth learning experiences for students interested in pursuing pediatrics.

Speech-Language Pathology Internship

Internships are available for Speech-Language Pathology students completing their master’s degree. Students can continue their learning in a collaborative environment where the clinic and school come together. This internship allows each student to experience the rewards and challenges of working with children with language learning disabilities, collaborating in classrooms to remediate language in the curriculum, providing auditory/oral education for children with cochlear implants, implementing the CAFET method for stutterers, supporting early language stimulation and promoting oral-motor development.

Stepping Stones Preschool Internship

Stepping Stones, a therapeutic preschool program of the Atlanta Speech School, serves children with communication delays who are three to five years of age. Two types of internships are available:

  • Special Education Internship Master's-level interns spend a semester in two preschool classrooms, one for 3-year-old students and one for 4-year-old students. Interns will work collaboratively with the lead speech-language pathologist and team occupational therapist for each class to plan and implement a program for each student based on his/her learning profile. Interns will learn to use formal diagnostic data, including psycho-educational evaluations, informal measures and observations to guide program design. The internship includes a focus on instruction that incorporates pre-academic, language, social emotional and school readiness goals within a therapeutic educational program. An opportunity to work within a within a multi-disciplinary team of professionals is an additional experience offered by this internship.
  • Speech-Language Pathology Internship Graduate-level speech-language pathology interns will work with a multi-disciplinary team of professionals utilizing a collaborative model in a preschool setting. Experiences will include planning classroom lessons for children with speech and/or language disabilities and creating individual plans based on each child's communication profile. Interns will use informal measures, clinical observations, and formal diagnostic data, including psycho-educational evaluations, to plan instruction that incorporates academic and language goals within one framework. Therapeutic services will be provided to students within small and large group classroom settings

Wardlaw School Internship

The Wardlaw School serves children with mild to moderate language-based learning disabilities in Kindergarten through 6th grade. Three types of internships are available:

  • Classroom Internship
    Master's-level interns from accredited programs in learning disabilities, reading, special education or speech-language pathology spend a semester in a self-contained language/learning disability classroom. Interns will work collaboratively with the classroom teacher and speech-language pathologist to plan and implement a program for each student based on his/her learning profile. Interns learn to use formal diagnostic data, informal measures and observations to guide program design. This information is used to plan instruction that incorporates academic and language goals and is implemented by a multi-disciplinary team of professionals.
  • Reading Teacher Internship
    Graduate-level internships are available in the area of reading. Interns will work in small groups with students diagnosed with dyslexia and related language-based learning disabilities using research-based methods that match a child's learning profile. There will be opportunities to work with three different groups. In addition, teachers will work individually with students to provide remediation in specific areas of need.
     
  • Speech-Language Pathology Internship
    Graduate-level speech-language pathology interns will work with a multi-disciplinary team of professionals utilizing a collaborative model in a school setting. Experiences will include planning classroom language lessons for children with language-based learning disabilities and creating individual plans based on each child's learning profile. Interns will use informal measures, clinical observations and formal diagnostic data, including psycho-educational evaluations, to plan instruction that incorporates academic and language goals within one framework.

Summer Opportunities

If you are interested in summer opportunities, please go to the Summer Programs page.

 
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