The Speech, Language and Hearing Science Department is working to expand internship opportunities. Internships are available with the following programs administered by the Communication Science and Disorders Department
- Kids Write and Create, in which students work individually with children to help them develop competent reading and writing skills.
- Philadelphia Aphasia Community at Temple, which provides Speech, Language and Hearing Science majors with volunteer opportunities to work with individuals affected by a speech disorder called aphasia.
- SPEAK NOW Summer Camp, at which children and teens diagnosed with stutters receive supportive, therapeutic assistance delivered through recreational activities.
In addition, students can pursue external internships. Students can search OwlNetwork, an exclusive database that lists more than 1,000 jobs and internships.
We encourage undergraduates to take advantage of research opportunities presented by faculty members. Faculty conduct research projects on a variety of topics, including literacy, linguistics and multilingualism.
Students pursuing a degree in speech language pathology can also find opportunities at our research centers and laboratories, as well as through our community outreach.
- Investigators in the Eleanor M. Saffran Center for Cognitive Neuroscience explore the linguistic impact of aphasia-related short-term memory problems.
- Researchers in the Speech, Language and Brain Laboratory conduct mostly behavioral research about typical and atypical speech and language comprehension from birth through old age.
- Faculty-supervised graduate students in the Temple University Speech-Language-Hearing Center address communication disorders among child, adult, and geriatric populations.
In 2016, the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education listed Temple University as an R1 institution for “highest research activity,” placing it among the top 4 percent of all four-year institutions in the U.S.
In 2016, the National Science Foundation included Temple among the top 100 in terms of research expenditures, which amounted to $242 million. Learn more about the university’s expanded research support efforts.
Those majors not seeking to enter graduate school right away can visit the Career Center for guidance on finding the right career and landing employment after graduation.