Lactation Internship

Breastfeeding Success is proud to announce opportunities for aspiring IBCLCs that remove barriers to entry into the lactation field by offering a paid position for those with previous perinatal experience or licenses.

Summary: Provides clinical lactation care for patients in the hospital and in outpatient settings by performing the following duties, under the direct supervision of an IBCLC.

Duties and Responsibilities include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.

  1. Serves in a supportive role for the IBCLC.  
  2. Conducts perinatal level I and level II complexity lactation responsibilities including breastfeeding assessment, assistance and management of common breastfeeding problems. Provides patient education utilizing accurate and evidence-based information and resources.  
  3. Manages breastfeeding problems appropriate  to the training/certification scope of the lactation support staff.
  4. Participates in quality and process improvement projects, such as site pump inventory, lactation visit statistics, exclusive breastfeeding rates, staff education development and other projects as assigned.
  5. Communicates with the IBCLC team, referring all higher acuity/complexity care to the precepting  IBCLC.
  6. Assists with the donor milk program including tracking, utilization, inventory, and other assignments as appropriate.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Language Ability:

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.

Math Ability:

Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

Reasoning Ability:

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

Computer Skills:

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Microsoft office applications and G Suite as well as ability to navigate online platforms and applications.


High school diploma or general education degree (GED) and experience woring with birthing families

Certificates and Licenses:

  • BLS-basic life support certification
  • Certified Lactation Educator (CLE), Certificated Lactation Educator Counselor (CLEC), Certified Breastfeeding Specialist (CBS), or Breastfeeding Peer Counselor
  • RN (preferred)
  • RD (Preferred)
  • Similar credentials and/or experience will be considered on  case by case basis.

Knowledge, Skills, and Other Abilities:

  • Time management skills
  • Professionalism
  • bi-lingual (preferred)


  • Competitive pay that increases once IBCLC certification is achieved.


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