Interns and Student Teachers

Out of an abundance of caution, we are not permitting interns or student teachers into our school facilities. We hope to be able to provide internships and student teaching opportunities in the 2021 fall semester. Thank you for your understanding.


The Watson Institute hosts various interns and student teachers during the school year.  All positions require current PA clearances:  Acts 34, 114 and 151 that must have been issued within 1 year of the start date of the internship or student teaching experience. Must be 18 years of age or older.

The Education Center in Sewickley, PA

  • Internships and job shadow opportunities are available for speech, physical, occupational and behavior therapists.
  • Special education majors can complete their student teaching requirement at the Education Center Sewickley.

Contact Sally Rea: [email protected] or 412-741-1800.

The Education Center South in Bridgeville, PA

  • Internships and job shadow opportunities are available for speech, physical, occupational and behavior therapists.
  • Special education majors can complete their student teaching requirement at the Education Center South.

Contact Rayna Knox: [email protected] or 412-914-8800.

Friendship Academy in Pittsburgh, PA

  • Internships and job shadow opportunities are available for social workers, mental health therapists and undergraduate developmental psychology majors.
  • Practicum experiences are available for school psychology graduate students.
  • Fieldwork or student teaching opportunities are available for special education teachers, speech therapists and occupational therapists.

For special education and PT/OT opportunities contact Sam Generalovich, [email protected] or 412-365-3800.

For mental health therapist, social work, and psychology opportunities contact Heather Morris, [email protected] or 412-365-3800.