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Chattanooga, TN, USA

Chattanooga, TN, USA

Occupational Therapy Student Internship


Chattanooga, TN, USA


The Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer’s mission is to erase the effects of pediatric cancer and optimize each child’s quality of life through essential specialized intervention beginning at the time of diagnoses and continuing throughout survivorship. The Foundation provides services to children with cancer as well as their families through the Education Advancement Center. The foundation provides all services at no cost to the families. Services are funded solely by the generous donations of its supporters.


  • Current Enrollment in Occupational Therapy Program or students pursuing Occupational Therapy as a profession 

  • Interest and experience working with a variety of age groups including toddlers, preschoolers, and/or school age populations through young adult 

  • Knowledge of Microsoft office and Google platform apps and working with databases

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills 

  • Comfortable working with a diverse population


We are seeking an experienced, energetic, and passionate occupational therapy student/intern to gain clinical skills with our pediatric clients. We love providing families with the tools they need to not only survive, but thrive in their survival of a pediatric cancer diagnosis.


The Austin Hatcher Foundation is a growing, dynamic, and supportive team of non-profit intervention and mental health specialists, focused on dynamic interventions which assist with overcoming the long-term effects of pediatric cancer treatment. Job responsibilities at the foundation will require the ability to: 

  • Educate and publicize AHF’s mission and values to the community 

  • Verbalize and carry out OT’s distinct value when working with families and team members 

  • Collaborate with OTR to set and meet individual learning goals 

  • Reflect upon clinical practice abilities 

  • Work with other team members as part of an interprofessional treatment plan

  • Use time effectively with as represented on Google Calendar 

  • With supervision of an OTR:

    • Develop an OT treatment plan through evaluation, use of clinical knowledge, judgment, and therapeutic skills 

    • Creatively engage clients in individualized client-led therapeutic tasks based upon their interests and needs 

    • Facilitate the development of cognitive, fine motor, sensory processing, social, emotional, behavior skills through evidence-based techniques 

    • Evaluate client’s strengths/weaknesses through clinical observation, 

      standardized and informal assessment, teacher/parent report, and medical history in order to develop individualized treatment, goals, and plan of care ○ Develop their individual role as a dynamic component of therapeutic group 

      interventions including but not limited to family events, day camps, and day programming 

    • For capstone students, assess current programming at AHF and plan/implement program modifications or development 

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