Occupational Therapy Internship at OTTP
OTTP Staffing for OT Interns
Expectations for OT Interns
OTTP – OT Internship Coordination Process and Deadlines
MSW, MFT Track, and LPCC Internships at OTTP
At OTTP we offer 1st and 2nd year internships to students who are working towards their MSW, MFT or LPCC. We are able to work with any College within California and currently work with about 5 different Universities.
Description of Internships
Majority of the internship opportunities are within our Out-Patient Mental Health Services Programs. These programs serve low income clients between the ages of 5-21. The services provided within these programs are psychotherapy, group therapy, clinical case management and occupational therapy (occupational therapy is only provided by OT staff however). All interns are supervised by either an LCSW or an MFT.
Interns gain experience in the following areas:
Interns gain experience in the above areas at a pace that fits in with their own previous experience level and readiness. Interns are provided a minimum of 1 hour of supervision a week, however, their field instructor is available to answer their questions any time during business hours and they often meet several times a week in order to provide the training and supervision an intern needs. The internship hours are flexible but typically are 2-3 days a week.
Process and Timing for Applying for an Internship
Interns and/or their field liaisons should reach out to Erika Moore, LCSW to inquire about an internship. She can be reached at:
Once contact is made, the intern will be asked to send their resume to Erika Moore and Michelle Lessans. One of them will follow-up with the intern and set up an interview (at least one interview, sometimes two). A decision will follow shortly after on whether OTTP is a good fit for the intern.
OTTP can accept interns at any time during the year, however, typically intern placement runs from September through May.
Still Interested? If so, wonderful!
Speak to your fieldwork coordinator & we hope to meet you soon! We are committed to an ongoing focus on diversity, inclusion, and equity in our hiring practices, policies, and clinical interventions.