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Clinical Fellowship/Graduate Student

Hope Speaks offers a state of the art Clinical Fellowship program to graduates seeking to expand the scope of their studies and experiences. While you get a once in a lifetime experience, Hope Speaks is able to increase their services to hard to reach communities and individuals through our Fellowship program.

Our Clinical Fellowship program includes hands-on experience working in both our outreach programs and our private clinic setting. CFs will have the opportunity to partner with Ugandan SLPs to gain a unique perspective and approach to speech therapy in a global setting while receiving supervision and mentorship from an ASHA-certified SLP.


Join the Mission
Speech Therapy

About the Program

  • Patient Evaluations
  • Creation and implementation of treatment plans
  • Community Outreach and Education
  • Familiarization with reporting tools such as Fusion
  • Clinical Supervision as per ASHA requirements
  • Day-to-day program needs

On the weekends, CFs get to enjoy the best of what Uganda has to offer - safaris, a trip to the source of the Nile River, cultural experiences and more.

  • Applicants must be graduates from an ASHA accredited program
  • Must be able to commit to a minimum of ten months in Uganda
  • Pass background checks and clearances
  • Complete a pre-trip course that includes cultural preparedness and child protection training
  • Sign and adhere to Hope Speaks’ Code of Conduct for the duration of your CFY
  • Be able to fully or partially fund your fellowship whether privately or through fundraising
  • Please email for more information regarding partial funding.
  • Airfare
  • Western style lodging with 24/7 security
  • 2 Meals a day
  • Transportation to and from CF related activities
  • Travel insurance
  • Wifi (at lodging and clinic)
  • Laundry
  • A donation to Hope Speaks programming
  • Processing and application fees

Not Included (But available at an additional cost)

  • 2-3 day Safari
  • Tourist and Cultural Activities

Hope Speaks has flexible dates available for 2023 to accommodate for the growing demand for CF positions. Please express your dates of availability on your application form, or contact for more information.

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Check out what some of our fellows have been up to on past trips

“My Clinical Fellowship with Hope Speaks was life-molding. In many ways, the process was much like what I expected from any SLP-CF position: new, challenging, exciting. Yet to work with Hope Speaks specifically was something very unique. It was an opportunity to grow clinically under a mission and framework that exalts the one true God over everything - to become an SLP that has seen the great need we all have for connection and care - to depend on the source of all hope and restoration as we partner with families in need - to see education and skills as an offering unto the Lord - to meet with people so dear to God’s heart. It grew me clinically and personally more than I can say. I learned from volunteers and professionals from all around the world every month. I learned flexibility and compassion. I learned what true joy looks like. I am still learning from the memories I hold of that 9-month partnership, and I will continue to partner with Hope Speaks because of what they have done, continue to do, and will do for the kingdom of heaven and the field of speech-language pathology in Africa.”

Taylor - CF from 2018/19

Our Mission

When it was discovered that no one in Uganda, even the wealthy, had consistent access to high quality speech and language therapy services, Hope Speaks developed their One for Two model. Under this plan, services were expanded to include paying clients. Funds collected support the organization and subsidize therapy for families who are not able to afford it.


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