The internship provides students with practical experience in the field that prepares them for a career in assistive technology. While all didactic courses will be available online beginning Fall 2021, you will still need to complete the internship requirement in-person.
Students complete a 240-hour clinical practicum/internship during the summer term. This internship can be completed within a clinic, hospital, community organization, manufacturing or supply company, or any other approved facilities. The hours count towards the work experience requirements to sit for the RESNA Assistive Technology Professional (ATP) certification exam.
Students have interned locally and nationally at some of the following organizations:
- UPMC Rehabilitation Hospital
- Pittsburgh Children’s Rehabilitation Institute
- Veteran’s Administration
- UPMC Center for Assistive Technology
- Western Pennsylvania School for the Blind
- U.S. Rehab
- National Seating and Mobility
- Sunrise Medical
- Quantum Rehab
- UPMC Disability Resource Center
- Three Rivers Adaptive Sports
We pride ourselves on our willingness to work with our students regarding their internships. Upon entering the program, we encourage students to talk with their advisor and clinical coordinator if they want to be placed at a specific site or have a particular area of interest.