Avera Therapy - Education Center, Sioux Falls, SD

Therapy Clinics

Day Shift

M-F, 8 AM-5 PM Varied Hours

This is an unpaid internship for Fall Semester 2019. 

SUMMARY: The Pre-Speech Pathology Intern will receive education and training in the real-world setting of healthcare.  The education and training will be directed to preparation of the intern for an eventual career in their chosen field of study. 



·         Current student in last half of academic program, required.

·         Internship credit obtained during the internship experience, required. 

·         Preference given to Pre-Speech Pathology academic programs

·         If selected as an Avera intern, you will work with your school to complete/confirm the following:

-Current immunizations including a 2-Step TB test

-Physical exam within the last year

-Current flu shot (if internship occurs between October 1 and March 31)

-National criminal background check

-HIPAA, infection control and safety training (we will provide if not covered by your academic program)



1.      Gain experience interacting with patients of all ages with diverse Speech Pathology  needs.

2.      Gain exposure to needs and treatment planning for individuals with a variety of developmental and health needs.

3.      Observe Speech Pathology treatment in primarily pediatric populations and then also adult populations as able.

4.      Become familiar with aspects of equipment and materials utilized in treatment.

5.      Gain knowledge in the maintenance of patient safety in the speech pathology setting.



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