Internships and Externships

Quality education is inseparable from our quality patient care. Lurie Children's is the pediatric teaching hospital for Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Learn more about our internship and externship opportunities below.

Audiology Externship

The Audiology Department at Lurie Children’s offers a challenging and exciting 12-month pediatric externship for Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) students.

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Center for Autonomic Medicine in Pediatrics (CAMP) Summer Research Internship

The Center for Autonomic Medicine in Pediatrics (CAMP) is seeking undergraduate/medical students who are interested in learning more about clinical research and autonomic medicine.

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Child Life Internship

Child life internship opportunities are available during the academic year and the summer. Two internship offerings are available to interested students. Interns complete 600 clinical hours during both of the below internship offerings. This is an unpaid internship.

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Clinical Psychology Internship

The internship program in clinical psychology has been offered by the Pritzker Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health at Lurie Children's since 1963.

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Dietetic Internship

The Department of Clinical Nutrition at Lurie Children’s offers a full dietetic internship specializing in pediatric nutrition.

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Art Therapy Internship

The art therapy internship is 24 hours/week, Monday through Friday, fulfilling the requirements of the American Art Therapy Association.

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Music Therapy Internship

As a music therapy intern, you are part of a team that plays an integral role in a child's healing process. You are directly supervised by board-certified music therapists through the hospital's Family Services Department.

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Occupational Therapy Capstone Experience

The Occupational Therapy Capstone Experience at Lurie Children’s offers a challenging and exciting opportunity to complete your pediatric capstone experience. The ideal candidate will be highly motivated, a strong team player and have a strong desire for a career as a pediatric occupational therapist.

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Recreation Therapy Internship

Our internship program is designed to provide a learning experience outside of the classroom for students who are studying Recreation Therapy. It allows student interns to apply theories and models of Therapeutic Recreation to the setting of our intensive psychiatry units. We are strong believers of providing student interns with an opportunity to build on leadership skills while also learning how to provide treatment that improves socialization, leisure functioning, and community reintegration for our patients.

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Research Internships/Programs

Katz and Manne Research Institute Summer Scholars Program

The Katz and Manne Research Institute Summer Scholars program is designed to provide undergraduates summer experiences in research related to childhood health and disease through the ongoing generosity of the Robert Louis Katz Medical Research Foundation and the Manne Research Institute. Summer Scholars spend eight or more weeks working daily with their faculty mentor and research team during the summer. In addition, the Summer Scholars participate in a weekly course to socialize while learning about scientific presentations and careers in science from participating faculty members. Application Deadline: Feb 24, 2023.

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Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine Summer Research Intern Program

The Division of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine is seeking undergraduate and graduate students who are interested in an educational experience designed for the intern to learn more about clinical research in orthopaedics and sports medicine. Learn more.