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Field Placement Offerings

  • Master of Science in Occupational Therapy programs 
  • Master of Education in Counselling Therapy programs  
  • Master of Arts in Counselling Therapy programs  
  • Master of Social Work programs (BSW completion first)
  • Bachelor of Health Promotion programs 
  • Bachelor of Social Work programs
  • Bachelor of Music Therapy programs    

Student Internship Application Process:  

1. Complete the Autism Nova Scotia Student Placement Application: 
If you are interested in completing your student placement with Autism Nova Scotia, please complete this application. 

  • This application takes about 30-45 minutes to complete
  • Once completed the application will be sent directly to our Student Intake Coordinator. They will be in contact with you in 5-7 business days

*Please Note: Applications are reviewed on a "first-come-first-serve" basis.

Autism Nova Scotia requires all of the following information before placements will be reviewed. These documents can be uploaded into the application directly:

  • Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Check
  • Child Abuse Registry Check
  • Resume
  • School Contract
  • Placement package

Additionally, student applicants will be asked to review and sign the following documents, as part of the application process:

  • Confidentiality Policy
  • Conflict of Interest Policy
  • Internet Policy
  • Policies and Procedures
  • Code of Professional Conduct
  • COVID policies
  • COVID proof of vaccinations

*Please Note: Applications are not processed until all the information outlined above is provided to the Autism Nova Scotia Student Placement Coordinator.


​2. Attend a Student Placement Interview:
Autism Nova Scotia's Student Intake Coordinator reviews all Student Applications and connects with all student to arrange an interview.

Interviews are held at Autism Nova Scotia (5945 Spring Garden Road, Halifax) at a time that works best for the student and Program Director. The interview typically takes 30 minutes.

This interview is to help Student Intake Coordinator gain an understanding of the student’s background, interests and future career plans. This supports the Student Intake Coordinator in deciding if Autism Nova Scotia is able to offer a placement applicable to the student’s program recruitments.

*Students are asked to bring their school’s placement package and a resume to this interview.


3. Attend Mandatory Student Placement Training:
All students are required to complete Autism Nova Scotia’s online training module. This will be provided to students after all the interview. Students will be required to upload their certificate of completion to the BetterImpact application.


4. Connect to your Pinwheel Wellness Site Supervisor:
Once all the onboarding is completed the Student Intake Coordinator will connect accepted students to their Autism Nova Scotia Site Supervisor.


For more information, please contact the Autism Nova Scotia Student Intake Coordinator:

Kathleen Watson at kwatson@autismns.ca or by phone at: 902-446-4995 ​