This page was updated on: July 7, 2023 .  Original posting: September 13, 2021 . 
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UPMC is accepting applications for 4 AuD Externs in Pittsburgh, PA.

The UPMC Department of Audiology offers four Au.D. externship positions each year. Au.D. 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 application information must be submitted to this Qualtrics survey 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 (in Pittsburgh, PA) or interview virtually (Zoom) on this date.

Required items for student applicants must be submitted by 5pm EST on 9/22/23 to this Qualtrics survey

  • 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 zitellild@upmc.edu.

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203 Lothrop St., 4th Floor

Pittsburgh, PA 15213

  • single main location with multiple satellite locations

Phone: 412-647-2030


Anticipated start date is 05/15/2023. The anticipated ending date is 05/10/2024. This is designated as Full Time. A stipend is provided (reported to be $34,000 annually.) Annual stipend is in addition to benefits and the ability to accrue paid time off.

This site is reported to have staff audiologists and who are with their CCC-A certifications.

The site is reportedly serving these populations: Adult, Geriatric. Please note that UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh has their own externship positions. If you are seeking a pediatric externship experience, please apply to CHP using their listing.

Experiences expected here include:

Diagnostic Evaluation, Auditory Evoked Potentials, Hearing Aid Eval & Dispensing, Cochlear Implant Eval & Mapping, Bone Anchored Hearing Devices, Vestibular Eval & Rehabilitation, Tinnitus Eval & Treatment, Auditory Processing, Aural Habilitation & Rehab, Practice Management, Hearing Conservation, Assistive Technologies, Onsite Continuing Education, Research Opportunities, Community Outreach.

The Inter professional and collaborative practice experiences include:Dentist, Dietician, Family Members, Nurse, Occupational Therapist, Physicians, Physical Therapists, Psychologist, Speech-Language Pathologist, Voc. Rehab Counselor.

Other experiences vary, but could be:

Interventional Audiology

Senior Living Communities

Demographics of populations served:

Ethnicity, Race, Culture, National Origin, Socioeconomic Status, Gender Identity, Sexual Orientation, Religion

Students and Peers

  • The overall number of externs at this site is 4.
  • The number of externs at this site is expected to be: 4.

If you have questions, please contact Lori Zitelli, Audiology Manager, at zitellild@upmc.edu.

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