Orthotics Clinical Internship

Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare is accredited by the American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics & Pedorthics (ABC) and is proud to offer a six-week clinical internship program for orthotic practitioner students.

The internship will fulfill the 250 hours of clinical experience required for the National Commission of Orthotic and Prosthetics Education (NCOPE), which is needed to enter a post-graduate residency program and to take the ABC certification examination in orthotics.

During the internship, students will have the opportunity to observe certified orthotists in evaluations, models, fittings, and adjustments of all types of custom and off–the-shelf orthotic devices.

Upon completion of the six-week program, interns will have obtained familiarity with:

  • A variety of patient populations, including adult and pediatric
  • Inpatient and outpatient scenarios
  • Interdepartmental communication
  • Evaluations, impressions, fittings, and adjustments of all types of custom and off-the-shelf orthoses, including the Gillette CranioCap Orthosis 
  • Billing and coding
  • HIPAA

Application and Acceptance Criteria

Applicants must fill out an orthotic internship application form, and an internship reference form must be completed by their instructor.

The application can be mailed or faxed to:

Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare
Attention: ATD Student Coordinator
Orthotic Clinical Internship
200 E University Ave
St. Paul MN 55101

Fax: 651-229-3965

Interested candidates should have completed all of their school requirements for their Orthotic Practitioner Program and be able to commit to a full time six-week internship (Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.). Gillette will accept one intern every four weeks.


For More Information

For more information, call 651-229-3800 and ask to speak with the Assistive Technology internship coordinator.

Download the orthotics clinical internship guidelines. Learn more about Assistive Technology at Gillette.

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