OT Student Receives Internship at National Organization

George Dujmovich, Graduate Student in the MU SHP Occupational Therapy Program, has been selected for an internship position at the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) Special Interest Sections (SIS).

SIS are made up of individual groups within AOTAs membership whose mission is to connect practitioners with other professionals practicing in the same field. Over the next year, George will be working in the Technology Disabilities Special Interest Section where his primary responsibilities will include: collaborating with the SIS Chairperson, standing committee members, and fellow interns to complete designated projects, assist with developing written materials and resources for member usage, compiling and organizing survey data and increasing participation and discussion on OT Connections.

George was selected for the internship after completing a two-step application process during which he used SHP OT resources to prepare his application. “The faculty of the occupational therapy department were a fantastic resource for me during the application process.” said, Dujmovich “I received advice about the internship initially from our department chair, Dr. Tim Wolf, and was fortunate enough to have my professor Dr. Rachel Proffitt, Assistant Professor MU Occupational Therapy Department, review my writing.”

As he prepares for his internship, George already has a clear vision of what he wants to accomplish during his time at AOTA, “I hope to make positive contributions regarding involvement for students interested in assistive technology,” said George “and help push legislation regarding assistive technology at the national level.”

George will begin his internship this summer and will work remotely from Columbia during the year-long experience.