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Finding an externship opportunity can be challenging. The SAA wants to make the process easy. Find resources to navigate the externship journey here.

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Resources for the Fourth-Year Externship

2020 - 2021 Externship Guide

Suggested Externship Timeline

Clinical Education Guidelines for Audiology Externships

American Board of Audiology's National Registry of Audiology Preceptors

2018 Externship Survey Results


Suggested Timeline for 12-Month AuD Externships

With a growing number of fourth or final-year externs needing placements in their final year, many clinical programs across the nation are receiving year-round inquiries from universities and students. At the request of clinical program directors and in an effort to bring greater uniformity to the application and selection process, the following timeline was suggested by the Academy's Clinical Education Subcommittee in 2006. The timeline will not be ideally suited for every university and every clinical setting; however, movement toward greater uniformity in application and placement should result in a more timely and efficient process, beneficial to students, university programs, and clinical sites.

Student/Faculty Search Process: Students/faculty investigate program opportunities, requirements, deadlines; July through October
Application Period Open: Extern sites accept applications during this time period; September and October
Application Submitted: Final date for sites accepting applications; October 31
Applications Files Completed: Letters and transcripts to be on file; November 15
Interviews: Externship interviews scheduled and completed; December and January
Offers Made: Offers made by sites to students on February 1
Accepted Round 1: Offers accepted by students within 2 weeks
Follow-up Offers Completed: Process completed by March 31
Externship begins: June 1 – July 1

Professional Liability Insurance

Many changes in the healthcare industry have increased personal exposure to an allegation of negligence. And, whether or not the allegation is valid, students need to be able to protect themselves and their families from the financial consequences of a lawsuit. The Student Academy of Audiology has endorsed the professional liability insurance program offered through Healthcare Providers Service Organization (HPSO). The Academy reviewed many programs before endorsing this plan and we selected this program because of the plan’s many benefits, affordable rates, and commitment to superior service.

This professional liability insurance program through Healthcare Providers Service Organization (HPSO) is designed to protect your assets and cover your expenses in the event of a suit being brought against you for malpractice. This plan is underwritten by CNA and is designed to meet the unique needs of today’s audiologists and student audiologists during their externships.

CNA has been a leader in providing professional liability insurance coverage for over 30 years and is rated A (Excellent) by A.M. Best, Inc., one of the nation’s leading independent insurance analysts.

For more information on the professional liability insurance plan offered through HPSO, visit their website, call 800-982-9491, or e-mail