We are 8 today!! Where did the time go as part of our celebrations we are recruiting one OT student intern and one Qualified or Retired Occupational Therapist intern to join our team.
#OTalk is a community that welcomes students alongside practitioners and academics, recognising the vital role students can play in bringing fresh knowledge, innovation and enthusiasm to the community. To foster this collaboration, in 2015 #OTalk introduced the position of Student Digital Leader.
This year we also want to open up the opportunity for a qualified or retired Occupational Therapists . These Intern roles offers the opportunity to become involved in the running of #OTalk for 6-12 months whilst receiving mentoring in digital leadership from the team.
Being part of the #OTalk team allows you to be creative, innovate and work as part of team. As a Intern these are some of the activities you could be involved in and be responsible for during your internship:
OTalk Project. As part of your internship we hope you would be able to contribute in an innovative way to the #OTalk community by undertaking some form of project. This will be agreed between yourself and the rest of the OTalk team after you join the team.
OTalk Website – Transcript posting. To support the team in posting blog transcripts on the blog posts within 48 hours of a chat and sharing this with the #OTalk community on the social media platforms.
OTalk Facebook. To monitor the facebook page, replying to comments and ensuring blogs have been shared within other relevant pages and groups (e.g. 4OT groups and Student Occupational Therapy groups/pages)
OTalk Twitter – Promoting. To regularly tweet from OTalk and personal accounts to promote the chats and other related activities.
OTalk Twitter – Follows. To review follows on the OTalk Twitter account, block spam accounts and to follow back/create lists for the OTalk account.
OTalk Twitter – Hosting. To host a minimum of one chat during the internship and to support an additional two chats with guest hosts (Training will be provided – more can be hosted as desired).
Promoting OTalk. To take and create opportunities to promote #OTalk and the benefits of professional social media use within university populations and regional/geographical networks.
OTalk Experience Summary. Along with the OTalk crew, write up an account of the experience of interning for publication. This can be done in a range of ways and we are open to finding new and creative ways to share this experience Our first intern Kelly did this by displaying a poster at #COT2016 and our second Kirstie wrote a piece with Kelly for OTNews. Our last intern Caroline also Worte a reflection for OT news.
OTalk Development, including becoming a charity. Engagement in online team meetings to review chat effectiveness, suggest future development and feedback on the relevance of OTalk. This year we would like to register as a charity, and be able to raise some funding, to help support OTalk, including the costs of running the website, and the team attending events to promote OTalk.
Interns ideally need to be:
- UK or Ireland based
- Excellent communicators
- Familiar with the use of twitter
- Familiar with the use of gmail, google calendars and google drive
- Familiar with the use of skype
- Familiar with wordpress blog editing dashboard
- Able to create PDFs of transcripts and certificates
- Available on Tuesday nights between 8pm – 9pm at least once a month
- Available for 30 minutes on Thursday or Fridays to post chat transcript
- Able to access the Internet and have a laptop/smartphone that will enable blog editing and twitter/Facebook access.
- Passionate about the occupational therapy profession
- Promoters of the positive application of social networking for professional development
- Responsible and professional in their use of social media (social media accounts of applicants will be reviewed as part of the application process)
- Engaging with CPD on a regular basis
- Knowledge of setting up a charity and managing donations.
Training to use the relevant software will be provided so please still apply if you meet most of the outline above.
If you are interested in this position please send the following information to firstname.lastname@example.org:
A personal statement of no more than 500 words demonstrating your suitability for the internship.
A Biography of between 100-200 words (that includes your name and university/ area of work and a link to your LinkedIn profile) [Write this as if you are introducing yourself to the OTalk Community on the blog].
Your skype username.
The name and e-mail of a referee who can be contacted if you are invited to interview.
Please direct any queries to the our email or DM us on Twitter at @OTalk_
The closing date for applications is Tuesday 26th November 2019 at 23:59.
Shortlisted applicants will be invited to a skype interview in December and will invited to a Skype interview in January 2020.