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Our premier internship program offers comprehensive training for occupational therapy and social work students interested in community based mental health for at-risk youth. We are grateful for the opportunity to provide clinical supervision for talented, motivated students who have a passionate interest in serving this population.
OTTP Staffing for interns
OTTP-SF has a qualified staff of occupational therapists, a licensed clinical social worker, social workers, therapists, occupational therapy and social work interns, accounting staff, and office support staff.
We welcome interns from numerous universities, including Dominican University, Samuel Merritt College, San Jose State University, University of Southern California, Loma Linda University, Texas Women’s University, Tufts University, Florida International University, New York University, and many more.
Expectations for Interns
Since this is a specialized setting, there are certain personal characteristics that seem to be required in order to enable an intern to really enjoy their experience. Therefore, please read through this list carefully. If you feel that the following characteristics are indicative of you, this setting may be a great fit. If not, you may want to consider a more structured or traditional psychosocial setting.
Self directed/independent learner | Flexible, adaptable, and creative | Good time management and the ability to multi-task | Assertive and energetic | Positive attitude and patience | Team player and good communication skills | Professionalism | Excellent documentation skills
Assignments throughout this affiliation may consist of the following:
Lesson plan development (life skills, crafts, communication skills, social skills, and pre-vocational skills training)
Individual and group intervention for at-risk children, youth, and young adults
Documentation including OT evaluations, individual progress notes, weekly progress notes, documentation to probation officers, teachers, counselors, etc
Case management duties
Attending on and off-site meetings, including IEP meetings, community-based agency meetings, and agency meetings
Obtaining additional resources in the San Francisco community for OTTP youth
Other responsibilities as designated
OTTP – Internship Coordination Process and Deadlines
After the contract with the school has been established:
The school sends out fieldwork requests (and as needed AOTA Data Forms)
OTTP staff completes the fieldwork requests with how many potential interns it is willing to interview for each semester requested (and returns AOTA Data Forms)
Spring – approximately January through March
Summer – approximately late May through August
Fall – approximately September through December
School confirms wanted spots with the names of the potential interns for specific semester as soon as possible or emails OTTP coordinator if not using spots
The school provides the potential interns with the questionnaire and request that they email the questionnaire and resume to OTTP at firstname.lastname@example.org or fax at 415-551-1763
Deadlines for submission:
August 1st for Spring semester
November 1st for Summer semester
January 15th for Fall semester
OTTP intern committee reviews all applicants who have completed the above & determine acceptance, rejection or interview within approximately 1 month from deadline of submission (9/1, 12/1, 2/15)
OTTP staff coordinate set up of interviews, which may be conducted in 1:1 basis in person or phone/skype or in group in person only. Interviews are typically conducted over a 1-2 month period post determination (i.e. – Sep/Oct for Spring semester, etc)
OTTP staff notifies fieldwork coordinator and students of the final decision (either on the spot or within one week from last interview of all candidates).
OTTP staff coordinates start date for accepted interns
The schools of the accepted interns mail out internship packets to OTTP
Still Interested? If so, wonderful!
Speak to your fieldwork coordinator & we hope to meet you soon!