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AuD Externships at UPMC

The UPMC Department of Audiology offers four AuD externship positions each year. AuD externs have many responsibilities and opportunities in the clinic and will be exposed to a variety of clinic settings and activities across the scope of adult audiology practice. Externs are expected to participate in a variety of learning activities and grow in clinical independence throughout the year.

The following timeline was developed by the Audiology Clinical Education Network and will be utilized by UPMC Department of Audiology:

  • Application deadline: Friday, September 22,2023
  • Interviews begin: Monday, September 25, 2023
  • Interviews complete: Friday, October 20, 2023
  • Offers extended beginning: Monday, September 25, 2023 and Monday, October 23, 2023 (11 am Eastern; 8 am Pacific). Students can not be required to respond prior to Tuesday, October 24, 2023 at 7 pm EST (offer stands until October 24, 2023, 7 pm EST). Students can choose to respond at an earlier date/time. If the student accepts they need to withdraw all other applications.
  • Response Deadline: Tuesday, October 24, 2023 (7 pm Eastern; 4 pm Pacific)
  • Subsequent Offers Begin: Tuesday, October 24, 2023 (7 pm Eastern; 4 pm Pacific)
  • Reposting unfilled positions: Tuesday October 24, 2023 (7 pm Eastern; 4 pm Pacific)
  • The timeline does not address the timing for the externship itself, but rather focuses on the process of application, interviews, offers, and acceptance of offers.

All information must be submitted to the Qualtrics site by 5pm (EST) on Friday, September 22, 2023.

Application materials will be reviewed and invitations for the interviews will be extended to a subset of the applicants via email by no later than 5pm (EST) on Monday, September 25, 2023.

The interviews will take place on Friday, September 29, 2023. Applicants can select to come in person or interview virtually on this date.

Required items for student applicants:

  • 1 letter of introduction/recommendation from the faculty coordinator of externships
  • 2 additional letters of recommendation from academic or clinical supervisors
  • 1 letter of Interest from the student
  • 1 vita from the student applicant

Student applicants submitting letters of interest and vitas, clinical instructors or academic instructors submitting letters of recommendation, and externship coordinators submitting letters of introduction/recommendation should upload all application materials to Qualtrics. While completing this survey, applicants should indicate whether they plan to interview in person (in Pittsburgh, PA) or virtually (using the Zoom platform).

Qualtrics also provides access to:

  • A description of the opportunities that will be available throughout the year
  • Our infection control processes
  • Our timeline (due date for submitted materials, date that interview invitations will be extended, and interview date)

If you have questions, please contact Lori Zitelli, Audiology Manager, at