Duration: 1 semester
Class size: 2 students
Location: Jacksonville, Florida
To participate in the internship, applicants should have completed one prior clinical rotation and must be enrolled at one of these affiliated academic institutions:
- Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida
- Jacksonville University, Jacksonville, Florida
- University of Florida Health, Gainesville, Florida
The internship prepares students in a speech-language pathology program for professional practice in hospitals and clinics.
There are two track options:
- Observation Track. This educational experience prepares undergraduate students for graduate school and provides graduate students with information about speech pathology in various settings.
- Clinical Rotation Track. This track prepares graduate students for speech-language pathology state licensure and the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology (CCC-SLP) offered by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).
Supervision and signing of both observational and clinical hours, and documentation are performed by Division of Speech Pathology clinical staff at Mayo Clinic.
Upon successful completion of the internship, students will have accumulated the following experience counted toward practicum:
- Observation Track. Guided observation hours.
- Clinical Rotation Track. Direct contact with the patient or the patient's family in assessment, intervention and counseling.
All experiences are offered by exceptional clinical instructors in both hospital and clinic settings as required and within ASHA's Scope of Practice in Speech-Language Pathology.
How to apply
If you are interested in completing observation hours or a clinical rotation in the Speech Pathology Internship, you must have support from your university's program director and clinical director.
- Email. Your affiliate university's speech pathology program director or clinical director should email the Speech Pathology Internship director at Mayo Clinic to indicate his or her support for your acceptance as well as to provide your email and phone contact information.
- Online application. Complete the Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences online application.
During this internship, learning experiences allow students to:
- Be mentored by clinical instructors in the hospital and clinic settings who are committed to teaching and have exceptional skills and specialties in the profession
- Train in our state-of-the-art voice clinic where we evaluate and treat a wide spectrum of voice disorders using stroboscopy and objective computerized measures, utilize Lee Silverman Voice Treatment, and participate in a monthly Botox clinic
- Become skilled in the evaluation and treatment of patients during preoperative and postoperative laryngectomy and learn tracheoesophageal prosthesis maintenance
- Participate in weekly amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) clinic and monthly augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) clinic
- Perform outpatient modified barium swallow (MBS) and fiberoptic endoscopic evaluation (FEES)
- Evaluate and treat various speech and language disorders
- Evaluate and treat speech-language and swallowing evaluations in patients with tracheostomy or who are ventilator dependent
- Be a part of the Mayo Clinic's Comprehensive Stroke Center and participate in daily rounds with neurologists and nurses
- Learn documentation, goal writing and billing according to departmental, organizational, regulatory, legal and professional documentation standards
Interns have the opportunity to gain knowledge and experience in the hospital and clinic settings with adult patients with a broad spectrum of diagnoses.
The program schedule will follow the schedule as directed by the university affiliate.
Tuition and financial aid
There is no tuition. Speech pathology interns do not receive a stipend.
You are responsible for your living accommodations and transportation.