Speech-Language Pathology Opportunities

Our program objective is to help you become an excellent clinician and to strengthen our professional field through high-caliber training.

We offer future speech and language pathologists a dynamic and unique environment to learn about becoming talented clinicians.

UMAP Aphasia Awareness June 2021 - 2 million people have aphasia

Volunteer Opportunities

The University Center for Language and Literacy welcomes volunteers for various roles and tasks throughout the year.

Fill out the UCLL Volunteer Application to get started with the volunteering process.

Clinical Experience: Graduate Interns and Fellows

Our graduate student interns and clinical fellows are supervised by certified clinicians who are outstanding role models and demonstrate the benefits of intensive speech therapy. As a trainee, you are provided ongoing assistance throughout your placement. We apply the following training criteria:

  • Using evidence-based therapy approaches with our diverse population
  • Becoming skilled with administering a variety of assessment tools and developing meaningful treatment goals
  • Working with clients in individual and group therapy sessions
  • Understanding the benefits of intensive therapy and collaborating with a team of professionals
  • Being effective communicators with clients and their care partners
  • Developing strong writing skills
  • Learning to be a critical and creative thinker in therapy
  • Advocating for clients and providing resources

As an intern or clinical fellow, you are an active member of our clinical programs and participate in weekly team meetings as well as center-wide meetings and activities. You will be immersed in an exceptional learning environment to work with a variety of highly trained and compassionate professionals. You are observed and given ongoing feedback from your supervisors to help develop and support your clinical skills.

We scaffold our supervision based on your skill sets. We foster independence as you progress through your clinical placements. Clinical assignments and special training experiences are integrated into the whole experience. Our objective is to send you out in the professional field as a competent and qualified clinician, ready for success.

Supervising Staff

Our clinical supervisors are all certified and licensed speech-language pathologists who are experts in working with adults with aphasia and children with language and literacy disorders.


Internship placements for speech-language pathology graduate students are available at the University of Michigan Center for Language and Literacy (UCLL) throughout the year. We interview interested students from a variety of graduate programs, both within Michigan and out of state. Interns at UCLL work primarily with adults with aphasia within UMAP but may also have opportunities to participate in our other programs at UCLL, as well, depending on their clinical interests and other factors related to service delivery.

One year-long Clinical Fellowship position is typically available at UCLL per year. Clinical fellow candidates are clinicians who have completed their graduate training in the field of Speech-Language Pathology and are seeking employment. A Clinical Fellow at UCLL is supervised by a Senior Speech-Language Pathologist on the UCLL clinical team for 9 months and can then apply for national certification from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).

How to Apply

  • Internships for graduate student clinicians: To apply, please complete this brief Online Internship Application. If you have questions, please contact the UCLL Education Coordinator Keli Licata, M.A., CCC-SLP at klicata@umich.edu.
  • Clinical Fellowships: Please check the University of Michigan Careers webpage for any active listings for Clinical Fellowship positions. If you have questions, please contact the UCLL Clinic Manager, Jennifer Corey, M.S., CCC-SLP at jencorey@umich.edu.