Special Interest Section Student Internship Program

Program Outline 

The Special Interest Sections recognize that students play a key role in the future of our profession and in the realization of our Centennial Vision.  In order increase student interest in the SIS and to develop future leaders, the SIS is continuing its student internship program. 

An application will be made directly to Dr. Donna Costa, the Incoming Chair of the Special Interest Section Council.  Dr. Costa will forward applications to each Special Interest Section Chair (SIS).  The SIS committee will select intern(s) (maximum of 2 interns may be selected, depending on SIS need and qualifications of applicants) according to the scoring criteria. 

The selected intern(s) will participate in SIS virtual group meetings, in optional SIS-related projects at the direction of the chairperson, and disseminate SIS information to student populations.  Student interns may, for example, solicit student projects for SIS Quarterly publications, assist with the development of consumer fact sheets, and/or organize data for upcoming projects. Chairpersons or the identified committee representative will serve as leadership mentors by collaborating with the intern(s) to select appropriate projects and opportunities for enrichment and education about the leadership structures and processes of AOTA.  

Who Should Apply? 

Applicants must be currently enrolled in an occupational therapy masters, doctorate, or assistant program and current members of AOTA.  Applicants should have strong desire to be active leaders in state or national OT associations. 


The application process for this year is closed.