One-Year Orthodontic Internship

 The University of Louisville School of Dentistry, Division of Orthodontics invites applications for one single-year non-degree internship position.

The purpose is to provide domestic and international candidates with an exceptional post-graduate experience in clinical and didactic orthodontics. The internship will run in conjunction with the Advanced Education Program in Orthodontics.  Interns will be involved in most classroom and laboratory aspects of orthodontic education except for direct patient care in the Orthodontic Clinic. The Interns will participate in observing and supporting orthodontic patient care and ongoing research projects in the Division.


The one-year fee is US $30,000.00:

  • $5,000 paid at acceptance in January (Non-refundable)
  • $12,500 paid on July 1
  • $12,500 paid on Jan 15

Fees do not include living expenses, health insurance and other costs. For more information about living expenses in the Louisville area, visit the University of Louisville Student Financial Aid Office Cost of Attendance (COA) page. Fees and other costs for this internship may not be eligible for federal student loans, deferments, etc. and the intern is responsible for all financial commitments. The intern is not enrolled as a student of any type at the University of Louisville.



The application period will close on January 15, 2024. After the committee reviews all the applications, an invitation will be extended for interviews sometime during the end of January. A DMD, DDS, or equivalent international degree is required.

To apply, please send an email to  with “Application for Internship 20xx-20xx” in the subject line.

  • If you applied to the Advanced Education Program in Orthodontics through the PASS in the most current cycle, we could upload your application; please indicate that in your email of intent to apply.
    • However, if you want to change anything in your PASS application, i.e., Statement of Purpose, Letters of Recommendation, forward those in your email of intent to apply.
  • If you did not apply this year to the Advanced Education Program in Orthodontics through the PASS during the most current cycle, please include in your email:
    • an updated CV
    • 2x2 photo (may be on your CV)
    • statement of purpose
    • dental school transcripts (unofficial)
    • three letters of reference (you may forward these yourself, or have your letter writers forward them directly to us)
    • and, if you have them, GRE scores
  • International applicants, ALSO include
    • TOEFL scores
    • ECE/WES

The University of Louisville is an EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER. Qualified women, minorities, Vietnam-era veterans, disabled veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.