Rehabilitation Internships

Educational Opportunities for Graduate Program Students

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta offers inpatient and outpatient clinical placements for graduate program students in our Audiology, Music Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Recreation Therapy, Speech-Language Pathology and Sports Medicine Physical Therapy programs. 

We offer fieldwork placements in our two main hospitals, nine outpatient rehabilitation locations and 10 sports medicine locations throughout metro Atlanta. Interns will have the opportunity to work with pediatric patients exhibiting a wide range of injuries, illnesses and disorders.

Students must be age 18 or older due to HIPAA restrictions and in a graduate-level program to be eligible.

For more information about our internships or to ask a question, select an option below:

  • Audiology

      Fourth-year Au.D. externship

      Children's offers one 12-month, full-time Au.D. extern position. The student extern has a primary preceptor, but he or she will also have the opportunity to work with audiologists at our two main hospital locations and eight rehab outpatient offices. The student extern can expect a comprehensive clinical experience in pediatric audiology, including:

      - Inpatient and outpatient diagnostics

      - Amplification

      - Electrophysiology

      - Auditory processing

      - Cochlear implants

      The student will also have the opportunity to rotate through our multidisciplinary clinics and programs, including:

      - Ear, nose and throat (ENT)

      - Craniofacial

      - Hematology/oncology

      - Inpatient Rehabilitation Program

      The Au.D. intern position typically begins in June and is paid through a stipend. Students will be expected to have health and liability insurance through their university and will receive no benefits through Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. 

      Second- or third-year Au.D. internship

      Children's offers eight- to 16-week semester rotations during the fall, spring and summer semesters.  Students will rotate through our two main hospitals as well as our neighborhood offices and receive comprehensive experience in pediatric audiology. 

      If you have any questions, contact us. You will receive a reply within five business days.

  • Music therapy

      We accept music therapy students who have met the requirements outlined in the Music Therapy National Roster Internship Guidelines. These guidelines specify that the intern must have acquired all pre-internship competencies required by both the American Music Therapy Association approved college/university and the internship program, prior to beginning the internship. 

      Students will primarily serve the Inpatient Rehabilitation Program and the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center. An interest in working with pediatrics is required and prior experience in pediatrics is beneficial. 

      We select students after a phone interview and onsite interviews (we can make other arrangements for out-of-state students).

      If you have any questions, contact us. You will receive a reply within five business days.

  • Occupational therapy

      Children's accepts Level I and Level II fieldwork placements in our acute rehabilitation, inpatient rehabilitation, day rehabilitation and outpatient rehabilitation settings. We strongly encourage students who are interested in a position in pediatrics following graduation and are interested in relocating to the Atlanta area to consider Children's for a Level II second or final fieldwork placement. A Fieldwork Data Form and a list of site-specific objectives are available to a prospective university.

      If you have any questions, contact us. You will receive a reply within five business days.

  • Physical therapy

      We accept final-year rotations in our acute rehabilitation, inpatient rehabilitation, day rehabilitation and outpatient rehabilitation settings. We prefer final rotations for students with a strong interest in pursuing a position in pediatrics after graduation. 

      If you have any questions, contact us. You will receive a reply within five business days.

  • Recreation therapy

      We accept students in the Inpatient Rehabilitation Program who have completed their necessary course work and are ready to sit for the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification (NCTRC) examination.

      Students are able to complete their NCTRC required internship under the supervision of Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialists (CTRS).

      We complete interviews prior to accepting a student. 

      If you have any questions, contact us. You will receive a reply within five business days.

  • Speech-language pathology

      Children’s accepts graduate-level interns from ASHA-accredited programs that have completed all their required coursework. Applicants with prior clinical rotations are preferred. Clinical rotations are available in our acute rehabilitation, inpatient rehabilitation, day rehabilitation and outpatient rehabilitation settings. The initial contact should come from the supervisor at the intern’s university program. Following that contact, an interview is required prior to placement. Phone interviews can be arranged for out-of-state interns.

      If you have any questions, contact us. You will receive a reply within five business days.

  • Sports medicine physical therapy

      Children’s accepts physical therapy students for long-term clinical rotations. Clinical rotation spots are offered based on current census and clinical instructor availability. Our population includes pediatric and adolescent patients with both orthopaedic and sports-related injuries. Our average patient age range is between 8 and 18 years old. The student will be exposed to a wide variety of pediatric-specific diagnoses as well as a wide variety of sports. We strongly encourage students who have a sports background and who are interested in orthopaedics to consider our sports medicine physical therapy rotation as a final rotation placement.

      If you have any questions, contact us. You will receive a reply within five business days.

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How To Apply

After selecting Children’s as your location of preference, your school fieldwork coordinator will discuss with you the appropriateness of the request and subsequently contact us for placement. Any application for an internship must be done through your graduate program.

For more information on our internship program, contact:

Tricia Easley, B.S., O.T.R./L.
Student Program Manager Manager,
Egleston hospital