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Clinical Lactation Internship Programs: 500 Hour and 100 Hour

500-Hour Pathway 3 Clinical Internship

If you are new to the field of lactation management and would like to qualify for the IBLCE exam by Pathway 3, the 500-hour program offers a wide range of clinical experiences working with experienced lactation consultants.

$2000 USD tuition.

Requirements:

  • 95 lactation education hours completed prior to start. To ensure that your education is appropriate for a clinical setting, please note we can only accept students that have completed all or a significant portion of their training through Lactation Education Resources.
  • $200 non-refundable internship pre-registration due once hospital agrees to take intern.
  • $1800 remaining balance due in one lump sum at beginning of internship or 5 equal payments to be completed before the end of your internship.
  • Complete and submit the Intern Pre-Registration Form ONLY when you have established a clinical site with the director.
  • Once agreement is set up, complete the Intern Application Form.
  • Once agreement is set up, complete the Background Check Form (extra fees charged).
  • Internships must be completed within 12 months.
 
Healthcare staff with mom and baby
Healthcare staff with mom and baby

Requirements:

  • 95 lactation education hours completed prior to start. To ensure that your education is appropriate for a clinical setting, please note we can only accept students that have completed all or a significant portion of their training through Lactation Education Resources.
  • $200 non-refundable internship pre-registration due once hospital agrees to take intern.
  • $1800 remaining balance due in one lump sum at beginning of internship or 5 equal payments to be completed before the end of your internship.
  • Complete and submit the Intern Pre-Registration Form ONLY when you have established a clinical site with the director.
  • Once agreement is set up, complete the Intern Application Form.
  • Once agreement is set up, complete the Background Check Form (extra fees charged).
  • Internships must be completed within 12 months.
 
IMPORTANT: Internships are subject to approval by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBLCE) as well as the IBCLC(s) at the clinical site. Interviews are required at each site to determine the suitability of the candidate, internship schedules, and expectations for each specific site. We are here to facilitate internships for students in hospital settings but cannot guarantee placement.

100-Hour Internship

If you are currently a Pathway 1 candidate and looking for more diverse clinical experience OR have recently certified as an IBCLC and would like to validate and enhance your clinical skills, the 100-hour program is for you. This program is intended for professionals who want to increase their experience in a specific area, such as a NICU nurse who wants experience with out-patient, older healthy babies.
$1000 tuition.

Find an Internship Near You

We have active affiliation agreements at clinical settings in more than 30 states. Don’t have a site in your location? Our clinical internship director will support you in facilitating an internship at an existing hospital setting or guiding you through the process of finding a local internship site close to home when possible. We will collaborate with the clinical site's education department to establish an affiliation agreement between the hospital and our school.

Find an Internship Near You

We have active affiliation agreements at clinical settings in more than 30 states. Don’t have a site in your location? Our clinical internship director will support you in facilitating an internship at an existing hospital setting or guiding you through the process of finding a local internship site close to home when possible. We will collaborate with the clinical site's education department to establish an affiliation agreement between the hospital and our school.

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Please contact our internship director, Amy Black, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for assistance in finding and establishing a hospital-setting internship.

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Get Started Now

Please contact our internship director, Amy Black, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for assistance in finding and establishing a hospital-setting internship.

Curious about becoming a mentor?

Learn more