Occupational Therapy Fieldwork and Education Experiences

We work with affiliated universities to provide fieldwork experiences for graduate-level occupational therapy students.

The Johns Hopkins All Children’s Occupational Therapy (OT) program is affiliated with several in-state and out-of-state universities to provide graduate-level pediatric OT field work experiences. On average, we accept 8-10 OT students each year for their Level II B fieldwork or doctoral residency placement.

These placements are coordinated directly between the affiliated university’s academic fieldwork coordinator and the Johns Hopkins All Children’s OT regional managers.

Program details:

  • Students often secure a rotation slot one year in advance.
  • Prospective students must complete an application and a phone interview before acceptance to the program.
  • Accepted students will receive a welcome email one to two months before their start date outlining important dates and fieldwork information, and instructions for submitting proof of immunizations.

Please note that housing is not offered by the hospital. Students are responsible for securing their own housing during the three- to four-month-long fieldwork rotation.  

Opportunities for certified occupational therapy assistant (COTA) fieldwork placements are handled on a case-by-case basis. For questions about COTA fieldwork opportunities, please send an email to ACH-otfieldwork@jhmi.edu.

How to apply

Students interested in completing their OT fieldwork at Johns Hopkins All Children’s should first contact their university’s academic fieldwork coordinator.

If your school is affiliated with our program and you have questions about fieldwork or your upcoming placement, please send an email to ACH-otfieldwork@jhmi.edu.

Inquiries for new affiliations should come directly from the university to ACH-otfieldwork@jhmi.edu.

OT observation hours

Most OT degree programs require students to complete observation hours before submitting an application for admission. If you are interested in applying to complete observation hours with an occupational therapist at Johns Hopkins All Children’s, please send an email to achobservationrequests@jhmi.edu.

OT volunteer opportunities

If you are interested in volunteering with the OT department, please visit Volunteer Services and inquire about volunteer openings in the OT department.