Occupational Therapy Internship

The Occupational Therapy Department at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) offers an exciting and challenging internship for prospective Level I and Level II interns. 

We support the efforts of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) to prepare interns for successful and rewarding careers working with children and adolescents — of varying diagnostic profiles and cultural backgrounds — to reach their fullest functional potential.

Please note: Only students attending a CHOP-affiliated, accredited OT program will be considered for internships. 

Weekly Objectives

  • Weekly Objectives for Level II Interns - Acute Care Team
  • Weekly Objectives for Level II Interns - Outpatient Team
  • Weekly Objectives for Level II Interns - Rehab Team

Presentations

  • Level II Fieldwork Program Student Presentations
  • Level II Fieldwork Program Student Presentation Evaluations

AOTA Data Form and Supplemental Information

Contact information

To learn more or make an internship reservation, please contact::

Fieldwork Level II 

Only available to students:

  • Currently enrolled in an accredited OT university program
  • Who have completed their first level II in an acute, medically based setting

Contact: Heather Ruthrauff, MS, OTR/L, at 215-590-2434 or by email

Fieldwork Level I

Only available to students:

  • Currently enrolled in an accredited OT university program

Contact: Erin Smith, OTR/L, at 215-590-7467 or by email.

One-day observation in the OT Department

Only available to:

  • Individuals who are 18 years old or older

Contact: Stacy Cusack, MOTR/L or Meagan Pehnke, MS, OTR/L at 856-435-6073 or email.

Reviewed on April 22, 2014