Speech-Language Pathologist Students

Brooks Rehabilitation offers a full-time (40 hours/week), semester-long experience for students who are seeking to complete their graduate level coursework in speech-language pathology at a university accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA). Externships take place in one of our settings including inpatient rehabilitation, acute care, outpatient, the Brooks Aphasia Center, and skilled nursing facilities. Our continuum of care serves a diverse population including but not limited to orthopedic, geriatric, pediatric, and neurologic patients. The acuity of our patient population at inpatient is such, that externs receive a complex medical experience furthering their skills in severe dysphagia management and collaborative trach management. Students will be immersed in daily routines allowing them to learn and utilize evidence-based practice and the latest technologies.

Students will be afforded the opportunity to collaborate on a multi-disciplinary team including physical therapy, occupational therapy, case management, nursing, medical practitioners, dieticians, psychologists, recreational therapists, and more candidates are selected on the basis of their academic record, prior experiences, and specific areas of interest.

Program Details

How to Apply:

  • The request for a clinical student internship and externship placement should come from your University’s Director of Clinical Education, Academic Coordinator of Clinical Education, or Fieldwork Coordinator. Please ask them to email requests to the Brooks IHL Education Coordinator, Jennifer Brunson at students@brooksihl.org. When an affiliation between Brooks Rehabilitation and an Academic Institution is in place, the process of placing a student within Brooks Rehabilitation will begin.
  • After a confirmed placement, each student is required to complete onboarding requirements which are administered by the Brooks Rehabilitation Human Resources office as well as the Brooks IHL.
  • Approximately 4-6 weeks prior to the start date of the internship or externship, you will receive an email containing directions for the onboarding process as well as the Brooks IHL Clinical Student Internship Handbook. The Brooks IHL Clinical Student Internship Handbook outlines a variety of helpful information including but not limited to the following:

    – Human Resources and Employee Health requirements
    – Orientation & Onboarding Information
    – Students’ Clinical Instructor contact information
    – Pre-reading Information
    – Expectations of what the student will complete during the internship or externship
    – Information regarding the specific internship site

  • Should students with a confirmed placement have any questions that need to be answered prior to receipt of this email, please contact us at students@brooksihl.org

Brooks Rehabilitation does not provide housing or financial compensation.