• Student Observations, Practicum, and Internship Opportunities

    Student Observations

    Students are welcomed and encouraged to observe clinical work in the department.
    This includes graduate students, undergraduate students, and seniors in high school who are considering speech-language pathology as a profession.

    All observations must be pre-arranged by scheduling an appointment through the department. To schedule an observation appointment, the student should download the Student Observation Request Form, fill it out completely, and then send it to Holly Finnegan at holly.finnegan@cchmc.org or through fax at 513-636-3965. 

    Student Practicum and Internship Opportunities

    Clinical experience in the assessment and treatment of pediatric communication disorders and feeding and swallowing disorders is provided by the Division of the Speech Pathology for graduate students in speech pathology. Students from university programs throughout the United States and the world are accepted for practicum experiences or internships. Please contact Marsha Lee-White, CCC-SLP,  Student Practicum/Internship Coordinator at 513-636-6841 for additional information.

    Eligibility

    All candidates for the student program must have completed:

    • At least one year of graduate training
    • A minimum of 12 hours of clinical observation
    • 150 clinical hours of direct treatment experience, preferably with a pediatric population

    Basic Procedures

    • Representatives from the university and Cincinnati Children’s sign a contract before students are accepted.
    • At least 30 days prior to the first day of the practicum term, the student must send the Student Practicum/Internship Coordinator a completed Immunization Record.
    • The student is interviewed by the Student Practicum/Internship Coordinator and assigned to a supervisor.

    Contact Us

    For more information about the Division of Speech Pathology at Cincinnati Children's, contact 513-636-4341 or speech.pathology@cchmc.org