Internships - Occupational Therapy Summer Internship (HYBRID)

Reports to: Hope Center Manager

Hours per Week: 10-24 hours per week

Reports to: Hope Center Manager

Hybrid Work Environment: In-person (75235 and 75228 zip code area), with opportunities for remote/WFH.  

Compensation: Upon completion of the internships, interns will receive a certificate of completion, a letter of recommendation (upon request), and any academic credits being awarded by your university. 



We are seeking an Occupational Therapist Intern to join our team at a Transitional Living Facility for LGBTQIA+ Young Adults. The ideal candidate will be a compassionate and enthusiastic individual who is passionate about working with young adults who are part of the LGBTQIA+ community. The Occupational Therapist Intern will work under the supervision of the program manager to provide individualized and group occupational therapy services to residents of the facility.



  • Conduct assessments of residents’ physical, emotional, and social needs to determine their occupational therapy needs

  • Develop individualized treatment plans based on assessment results, and implement treatment plans

  • Provide individual and group therapy sessions to residents, utilizing evidence-based occupational therapy techniques and approaches

  • Collaborate with other members of the interdisciplinary team, including case managers, social workers, and medical professionals, to ensure comprehensive care for residents

  • Maintain accurate documentation of therapy sessions, progress reports, and treatment plans

  • Participate in team meetings, trainings, and other program-related activities as required

  • Adhere to ethical and professional standards of practice, including maintaining confidentiality and respecting residents’ autonomy and rights

  • Other duties as assigned by the program manager



  • Must be currently enrolled in an accredited Occupational Therapy program

  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of issues facing LGBTQIA+ young adults

  • Ability to work collaboratively as part of an interdisciplinary team

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to document therapy sessions accurately and effectively

  • Ability to maintain professional boundaries and work within ethical and legal guidelines

  • Ability to work with diverse populations and respect cultural differences

  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple tasks and priorities


Physical Demands: This role may require some sitting, standing, and lifting for extended periods of time. Accommodations can be made upon request.


Interested in this opportunity but not sure if you qualify? We encourage you to submit your resume anyways! Studies show that gender marginalized people are less likely to apply for positions unless they believe they meet 100% of the qualifications. People who are gender privileged, on the other hand, are more likely to complete job applications for positions that they are as little as 60% qualified for. We believe that everyone has something to offer and we would love to see what you bring to the table!

Schedule Summary

This activity occurs between Wednesday, May 31, 2023 and Friday, September 01, 2023

  • Monday - Morning, Afternoon, Evening
  • Tuesday - Morning, Afternoon, Evening
  • Wednesday - Morning, Afternoon, Evening
  • Thursday - Morning, Afternoon, Evening
  • Friday - Morning, Afternoon, Evening