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

We offer academic fieldwork placements in our two main hospitals, three outpatient rehabilitation locations and ten sports medicine locations throughout metro Atlanta. These graduate students have the opportunity to work with pediatric patients exhibiting a wide range of injuries, illnesses, and disorders.

If you are interested in an academic fieldwork placement, please discuss your request with your school fieldwork coordinator and have them contact us for placement. Any request for an academic fieldwork placement must be submitted through your graduate program.

Fourth-year audiology externship

Children's offers a 12-month, full-time audiology extern position. Each student extern has a primary preceptor, but he will also have the opportunity to work with audiologists at our hospitals and outpatient offices.

Student externs can expect a comprehensive clinical experience in pediatric audiology, including:

  • Inpatient and outpatient diagnostics
  • Amplification
  • Electrophysiology
  • Auditory processing
  • Cochlear implants

Students have the opportunity to rotate through our multidisciplinary clinics and programs, including:

  • Ear, nose and throat (ENT)
  • Craniofacial
  • Hematology/oncology
  • Inpatient Rehabilitation Program

The audiology intern position typically begins in June and is paid through a stipend. Students are expected to have health and liability insurance through their university and will receive no benefits through Children's.

Second- or third-year audiology internship

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

Questions?

Contact us if you have questions about the audiology internship. You will get a response within five business days.

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

Students primarily serve the Inpatient Rehabilitation Program and the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center at Children’s. An interest in working with pediatrics is required and prior experience in pediatrics is beneficial. We select students after a phone interview and on-site interviews. Other arrangements can be made for out-of-state students.

Questions?

Contact us if you have questions about the music therapy internship. You will get a response within five business days.

Applications for the 2020 music therapy internship are available.

Applications may only be submitted from April 1 to Oct. 1, 2020. If you submit outside of this date range, your application will not be considered or reviewed. D questions and mail or email completed application materials to Jennifer A. Fangmann, Clinical Student Coordinator at Children’s. Cori Snyder, Clinical Internship Director at Children’s, and other Children’s music therapy supervisors will complete the review of applications and phone interviews. Candidate selection will be completed before Dec. 1, 2020.

Download our application

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

Attn: Jennifer A. Fangmann, Clinical Student Coordinator

2620 Satellite Blvd., Suite 100

Duluth, GA 30096

404-785-8427

jennifer.fangmann@choa.org

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 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 prospective universities.

Questions?

Contact us if you have questions about the occupational therapy internship. You will get a response within five business days.

 

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.

Questions?

Contact us if you have questions about the physical therapy internship. You will get a response within five business days.

Children’s accepts graduate-level interns from American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (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.

Questions?

Contact us if you have questions about the speech-language pathology internship. You will get a response within five business days.

Children’s accepts physical therapy students for long-term clinical rotations. Spots are offered based on current census and clinical instructor availability. Our population includes pediatric and adolescent patients with orthopedic and sports-related injuries. Our average patient is between 8 and 18 years old. Interns are 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 are interested in orthopedics to consider our sports physical therapy internship as a final rotation placement.

Questions?

Contact us if you have questions about the sports physical therapy internship. You will get a response within five business days.

Students must be 18 or older due to Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) restrictions and in a graduate-level program to be eligible.

If you are interested in an academic fieldwork placement, please discuss your request with your school fieldwork coordinator and have them contact us for placement. Any request for an academic fieldwork placement must be submitted through your graduate program.

For more information about our academic fieldwork placements, contact:

Tricia Easley, BS, OTR/L

Manager, Rehabilitation Student Program

Manager, Acute Care Rehabilitation Services at Children's Egleston Hospital

tricia.easley@choa.org