Recreation Internships
Therapeutic Recreation Internships

Following is a list of agencies offering internships in recreation administration. Use the dropdown menu to filter the results:

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Internship Name:
Recreation Therapy Student Intern
8/26/14
Organization:
Alden Village North

7464 N. Sheridan Road
Chicago, Illinois 60626
www.aldenvillagenorth.com
Contact Information:
Brittany Elise Maglaya, Activity Director
(773) 338-0200
VIn_activity@thealdennetwork.com
Stipend: No
Housing: No
Available: 1
Year Round
Continuous
Description: Therapeutic Recreation
Attend and complete all staff meetings and training opportunity. Complete a student project approved by the university and facility. Develop two monthly activity calendars Attend community outings with a variety of residents daily. Assist CTRS with activity assessments and charts audits. Assist with Special Olympics. Assist CTRS with residential council to plan, organize and implement monthly outings and council notes. Document daily on community integration (outings). Meet with CTRS on a weekly basis to discuss progress.
Internship Name:
Recreation Therapy Intern
May 13, 2014
Organization:
Western New York Children's Psychiatric Center (WNYCPC)

1010 East & West Road
West Seneca, New York 14224
http://www.omh.ny.gov/omhweb/facilities/wcpc/employment.htm
Contact Information:
Kristin Green, CTRS, CTRS
716-677-7181
kristin.green@omh.ny.gov
Stipend: No
Housing: No
Available: 1
Year Round
Continuous
Description: Therapeutic Recreation
The Western New York Children’s Psychiatric Center (WNYCPC) is located in West Seneca, NY (a suburb of Buffalo). WNYCPC provides patient and community services and offers comprehensive psychiatric services to children and adolescents ranging in age from 4-18 years and their families/caretakers. Services are offered to children and youth with a DSM V diagnosis who require inpatient, day treatment, clinic, or intensive case management services. At this time, Kristin Green, CTRS works on Living Unit 807- Intensive Treatment Unit. The intensive therapeutic milieu provides a structured program and consistency with expectations. The patients and staff provide positive interactions through the Psychoeducational Model (PEM) and its rewards system. On a weekly basis the CTRS provides; Coping Skills Training groups, DBT Skills Training group, DBT Rewards group, Community Inclusion Outings, Creative Arts, Leisure Education, Cooperative Games in the Gym/Courtyard, Leisure Lounge in the Game Room, Structured Exercise in the Weight Room, and Swimming with girls every other week from Living Units 805 and 807 combined. The patients are broken up into 3 different groups according to their grade in school as well as their levels of functioning. Each of these clinical units is supported by staff representing a variety of disciplines including; psychiatry, psychology, nursing, social work, recreation therapy, occupational therapy, education, pediatrics, nutrition, pharmacy, and volunteers. We have a longstanding team approach that ensures coordinated treatment services for the needs of our patients. Please contact Kristin Green, CTRS for additional information or to request the RT Student Manual/application.
Internship Name:
Programming Intern
April 24, 2014
Organization:
Adaptive Sports Center

10 Crested Butte Way
Crested Butte , Colorado 81224
www.adaptivesports.org
Contact Information:
Ben Banker, Program Coordinator
9073495075
ben@adaptivesports.org
Stipend: Yes
Housing: Yes
Available: 1
Summer
2014
Description: Therapeutic Recreation
Internship available at the Adaptive Sports Center in Crested Butte, CO. Intern will be participating in experiences related to, mountain biking, downhill biking, horseback riding, rock climbing, canoeing, kayaking, white water rafting, hiking, camping, backpacking, and ropes challenge course facilitation. Interns will assist lead instructors in lessons until skills have developed to lead their own lessons as interns. Interns also provide logistical support for our groups that participate with the ASC. Interns must have up to date CPR and first aid. They must also have a background in recreation, outdoor/adventure education, psychology, or other human service related fields. For any questions please contact ben@adaptivesports.org to apply follow the wufoo link below https://cbadaptive.wufoo.com/forms/s114rlhl1wyktks/
Internship Name:
Northeast Florida State Hospital Recreational Therapy Program Internship
September 19, 2013
Organization:
Northeast Florida State Hospital's Recreational Therapy

7487 South State Road 121
Macclenny, Florida 32063
www.friendsofnefsh.org
Contact Information:
Lisa Kay Cox, Programming Services
904-259-6211
lisa_cox@dcf.state.fl.us
Stipend: No
Housing: Yes
Available: 2
Year Round
Continuous
Description: Therapeutic Recreation
At the Northeast Florida State Hospital Recreational Therapy Program, interns are supervised by a Certified Therapeutic Specialist (CTRS) on a daily basis. Interns have the opportunity to work with multiple full-time CTRS' in both Adult and Geriatric Mental Health settings. Interns progressively experience the responsibilities of a full-time Rehabilitation Therapist. Two interns will be accepted for each semester; Interns are accepted all year long. NEFSH provides free housing to all Recreational Therapy Interns.
Internship Name:
Recreational Therapy Intern
September 5, 2013
Organization:
Strive Recreational Therapy

5730 Bella Rose Blvd
Clarkston, Michigan 48348
www.striveonline.org
Contact Information:
Drew Burns, Special Projects Director
(248) 922-1236
aburns@striveonline.org
Stipend: Possible
Housing: No
Available: 2
Year Round
Continuous
Description: Therapeutic Recreation
Strive Recreational Therapy is a company that provides individuals and groups with recreational therapy opportunities within their OWN community. We bridge the gap for our clients from the hospital setting to their home and community. Benefits Interns work one-on-one with Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialists Interns receive professional development and networking opportunities Interns play an active role on the Michigan Victory Games event committee and Strive group outings
Internship Name:
Therapeutic Recreation Intern
September 5, 2013
Organization:
Northeast DuPage Special Recreation Association

1770 W Centennial Place
Addison, Illinois 60101
www.nedsra.org
Contact Information:
Sean Tovey, Coordinator of Special Olympics and Intern Supervi
(630) 576-4035
stovey@nedsra.org
Stipend: Yes
Housing: No
Available:
Year Round
Continuous
Description: Therapeutic Recreation
Under the direction of a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS), therapeutic recreation interns will be exposed to the day to day responsibilities associated with working in a community-based therapeutic recreation setting. Areas include: · Administration · Supervision · Budget/Fiscal Management · Programming and Leadership · Inclusion · Short-term & Long-term Projects · Leisure Education · Outdoor and Adventure Recreation · Public Relations · Fund Development
Internship Name:
Recreation Therapist Intern
March 29,2013
Organization:
Heritage Hall West

61 Cooper St
Agawam, Massachusetts 01001
http://www.genesishcc.com/HeritageHallWest
Contact Information:
Melinda Bolduc, CTRS Recreation Director
413-786-8000 x576
melinda.bolduc@genesishcc.com
Stipend: Possible
Housing: No
Available: 560
Year Round
Continuous
Description: Therapeutic Recreation
Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist Intern Genesis Health Care at Heritage Hall West -- Agawam, MA 01001 College students enrolled in a directly related field are encouraged to apply for this internship opportunity. Recreation Therapy interns will - Work under the supervision of a CTRS staff member *Interns learn how to complete assessments and clinical documentation *Interns will facilitate recreation therapy sessions on TCU unit. Therapy groups are include, but are not limited to, leisure education, leisure skills, communication skills, expressive media, and community integration *Interns also participate in treatment team planning which includes setting recreational goals that are implemented during sessions in addition to the residents other therapeutic goals. Intern will gain experience in budgeting, leadership skills,MDS,management skills, and guest services
Internship Name:
Recreation Therapy Clinical Internship
February 25, 2013
Organization:
Wake Forest School of Medicine

P.O. Box 1110 Medical Center Boulevard
Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27157
www.wakehealth.edu/School/Recreation-Therapy/Clinical-Internships.htm
Contact Information:
Pamela A. Wilson, LRT/CRTS, Clinical Director of Recreation Therapy
336-713-3076
n/a
Stipend: No
Housing: No
Available:
Year Round
2013
Description: Therapeutic Recreation
The intern will work under the direction of a North Carolina licensed recreational therapist and a nationally certified CTRS. Interns are required to do Case Study presentations, related readings, special projects, and other duties outlined by their clinical intern supervisor. The intern is also required to do administrative readings and meet with the Clinical Director of Recreation Therapy, covering administrative topics. Goals of the internship: 1. Gain knowledge of the multifaceted role of a Recreation Therapist in a clinical setting. 2. Put academic training into practice under the supervision of a Recreation Therapist. 3. Enable the student to develop skills (communicative, leadership, assessment, programming, and evaluation) needed in working with patients, families and staff. 4. Become familiar with the administrative duties of a Recreation Therapy Clinical Director. 5. Become familiar with the hospital's overall philosophies and functions. 6. Gain insight into their stability and desire to become employed in the field of Recreation Therapy. All interested applicants should submit a letter of intent and a resume to the Associate Director of Recreation Therapy by the appropriate deadline. All applicants will be contacted immediately following the date with those potential interns being contacted for an on site interview.
Internship Name:
Therapeutic Recreation
January 31, 2013
Organization:
Crest View Senior Communities

4444 Reservoir Blvd. NE
Columbia Heights, Minnesota 55421
www.crestwoodcares.org
Contact Information:
Kathy Davis, Director of Life Enrichment & Volunteer Services
763-782-1634
kathleen.davis@crestviewcares.org
Stipend: No
Housing: No
Available:
Year Round
2013
Description: Therapeutic Recreation
Purpose: To provide students with professional job experience in therapeutic recreation. Students will gain knowledge of health care regulations, care planning which includes the MDS assessment, goal planning and progress notes. Students will also gain experience in planning and implementing therapeutic recreation programs. 16 week internship- 8 hour days/40 hours per week Objectives of the internship: 1. To gain knowledge of programming at the following levels: Health Care Assisted Living Short –Term Rehabilitation Memory Care Senior Independent Living Volunteer Services 2. To experience the daily routine of the Life Enrichment Department. 3. To be involved in team meetings to plan and to schedule the monthly activity calendar. 4. To acquire experience in documentation of the care planning process. 5. To plan and implement programs under the supervision of a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist. 6. To encourage students to enhance his/her ability to function in the therapeutic recreation profession. Responsibilities: 1. To follow the policies and procedures of the department and of the senior campus. 2. To be an active member of the Life Enrichment Department. 3. To contribute creative ideas to the program planning process. 4. To be proactive in assisting residents to meet their goals and keeping attendance records current. 5. To be involved in the documentation process with the interdisciplinary care planning team. 6. To provide a varied therapeutic goal oriented program for residents who need 1:1 programming. 7. To be involved in the management of volunteers during activities. 8. To plan and carry out all the details of a community outing under the supervision of a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist. 9. Complete a main project as determined by the supervisor and/or intern. 10. Develop and facilitate an in-service for the team. 11. Attend continuing education opportunities available, as able, during the course of the internship.
Internship Name:
Therapeutic Recreation
January 7, 2013
Organization:
Special Recreation Association of Central Lake County

290 Oakwood Road
Vernon Hills, Illinois 60061
www.sraclc.org
Contact Information:
Kelly Weber, Recreation Coordinator
847-816-4866
kweber@sraclc.org
Stipend: Yes
Housing: No
Available:
Summer
2013
Description: Therapeutic Recreation
SRACLC is located in Vernon Hills, IL approximately 25 miles north of Chicago. Responsibilities: Experiences include program planning, leadership, and evaluation, special event project, marketing, fundraising, informational meetings, and visits to related agencies. SRACLC and the student can design a program that will match school requirements, the student's goals, and SRACLC's expectations. Compensation is $150/week with opportunity to work in paid part-time positions above and beyond the internship hours. Closing date for applications: April 1, 2013
Internship Name:
Therapeutic Recreation
January 7, 2013
Organization:
Special Recreation Association of Central Lake County (

290 Oakwood Road
Vernon Hills, Illinois 60061
www.sraclc.org
Contact Information:
Kelly Weber, Recreation Coordinator
847-816-4866
kweber@sraclc.org
Stipend: Yes
Housing: No
Available: 1
Summer
Continuous
Description: Therapeutic Recreation
The Special Recreation Association of Central Lake County (SRACLC) provides year round community based recreation programs and services to individuals with special needs and their families. Experiences include program planning, leadership, and evaluation, special event project, marketing, fundraising, informational meetings, and visits to related agencies. SRACLC and the student can design a program that will match school requirements, the student's goals, and SRACLC's expectations.
Internship Name:
Recreation Therapy
September 14, 2012
Organization:
Helping Hand Center

9649 W. 55th Street
Countryside, Illinois 60525
www.hhcenter.org
Contact Information:
Megan Gonzales, Recreation Therapist
708-352-3580
Megan.Gonzales@hhcenter.org
Stipend: No
Housing: No
Available:
Year Round
Continuous
Description: Therapeutic Recreation
Helping Hand Center provides a unique experience for programming and direct recreation therapy to adults with developmental disabilities in an adult day program and Special Recreation program. Duties include, but not limited to: establish/maintain therapeutic relationship with clients, participate in in-service training/ staff development, adhere to professional standards/ code of ethics, conduct and analyze assessments under direct supervision of CTRS, select interventions/approaches under under direct supervision of CTRS, utilize activity/task analysis and select appropriate modifications, lead group activities and outings, develop schedules for programming and outings, etc. 40 hours/week Monday-Friday 9am-5pm
Internship Name:
TR Internship
September 5, 2012
Organization:
Camp Taloali

PO Box 32
Stayton, Oregon 97383
www.taloali.org
Contact Information:
n/a,
971-239-8153
camptaloali@comcast.net
Stipend: No
Housing: Yes
Available:
Year Round
Continuous
Description: Therapeutic Recreation
Camp Taloali is located in Oregon's Cascade Mountains. The camp is a non-profit and serves the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. -Camp positions for 2012 include: Program Director/activity coordinator, lead positions, counselors, archery, life guard, drama, arts and crafts, low ropes/adventure, nature/environment, outdoor skills, sports, dance, interpreters, volunteers, counselors in training, practicum and interns.
Internship Name:
Adaptive Ski Program
September 4, 2012
Organization:
Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center

524 Wellington Road
Breckenridge , Colorado 80424
www.boec.org/internships
Contact Information:
Hannah Lang, Internship Program Coordinator
970-453-0146
internship@boec.org
Stipend: Possible
Housing: Yes
Available:
Winter
2012
Description: Therapeutic Recreation
BOEC is a non-profit organization whose mission is to expand the potential of people with disabilities through meaningful, educational, and inspiring outdoor experiences. Internship is a 6 month commitment from early November to late April based at Peak 9 at Breckenridge Ski Resort. Facilitate wilderness courses with various groups requiring preplanning, such as course design and food shopping, as well as group facilitation, team building exercises, and participation on the BOEC ropes course or high and low elements.
Internship Name:
Special Recreation/Inclusion
September 4, 2012
Organization:
City of Evanston

2100 Ridge Avenue
Evanston, Illinois 60201
Contact Information:
Myra Gorman, Inclusion Coordinator
847-448-8045
mgorman@cityofevanston.org
Stipend: Possible
Housing: No
Available:
Year Round
Continuous
Description: Therapeutic Recreation
Assist in the overall operation of the city wide Special Recreation and Inclusion programs. Provide an opportunity for professional training in various aspects of Special Recreation programming and inclusion support. Assignments serve to offer the intern practical experience and a broad exposure to a community based program. Perform entry-level professional duties under the close supervision by the Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist.
Internship Name:
Therapeutic Recreation
July 25, 2012
Organization:
Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital

5401 South St.
Lincoln, Nebraska 68506
Contact Information:
Linda Ohnoutka, Inpatient Recreation Therapy/ Student Internship C
402-413-3000
Stipend: Possible
Housing: Yes
Available:
Year Round
Continuous
Description: Therapeutic Recreation
Various placements could include: inpatient acute rehabilitation, long term care rehabilitation hospital, extended care, transitional care unit, and/or Rehab Day program. Duties include: conducting assessments, writing long term and short term patient focused goals. Planning and implementing individual treatment sessions, small group activities, adaptive sport/recreation open recreation outings/community reintegration and providing leisure education and leisure discharge planning.
Internship Name:
Recreation Therapy Internship
April 4, 2012
Organization:
Sutter Center for Psychiatry

7700 Folsom Blvd
Sacramento, California 95826
http://www.suttermedicalcenter.org/psychiatry/
Contact Information:
Lindsay Thuy Dao, Lead Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist
(916)386-3036
daotl@sutterhealth.org
Stipend: No
Housing: No
Available: 1
Year Round
Continuous
Description: Therapeutic Recreation
The Recreation Therapy department offers a 14-week Clinical Internship program in a non-for-profit psychiatric facility in the Sacramento Region that is part of an integrative health care system. Sutter Center for Psychiatry is part of the Sutter Health, Northern California’s largest health care network. The internship is devised to integrate a student’s academic knowledge with clinical practice through experiential learning in a context critical to therapeutic application of that knowledge.
Internship Name:
Therapeutic Recreation Internship
May 2, 2011
Organization:
Denver Parks & Recreation Adaptive Recreation

1849 Emerson St.
Denver, Colorado 80218
denvergov.org/recreation
Contact Information:
Leah Huffer-Solomon, CTRS, Recreation Supervisor
720.865.0825
leah.huffer@denvergov.org
Stipend: No
Housing: Yes
Available: 3
Year Round
Continuous
Description: Therapeutic Recreation
The goal of the Denver Parks and Recreation Adaptive Recreation internship is to provide an intern with the opportunity to apply information and skills obtained in the classroom to real-life working situations. The program also offers interns the opportunity to gain experience in planning, organizing, leading and evaluating various recreation programs and opportunities to apply the TR process through one on one interactions with clients. Furthermore, it provides the intern with a constructive review and evaluation of their skills and competencies; thus, allowing realistic direction to further professional development.
Internship Name:
Therapeutic Recreation Internship
May 2, 2011
Organization:
Denver Parks & Recreation Adaptive Recreation

1849 Emerson St.
Denver, Colorado 80218
denvergov.org/recreation
Contact Information:
Leah Huffer-Solomon, CTRS, Recreation Supervisor
720.865.0825
leah.huffer@denvergov.org
Stipend: No
Housing: Yes
Available: 3
Year Round
Continuous
Description: Therapeutic Recreation
The goal of the Denver Parks and Recreation Adaptive Recreation internship is to provide an intern with the opportunity to apply information and skills obtained in the classroom to real-life working situations. The program also offers interns the opportunity to gain experience in planning, organizing, leading and evaluating various recreation programs and opportunities to apply the TR process through one on one interactions with clients. Furthermore, it provides the intern with a constructive review and evaluation of their skills and competencies; thus, allowing realistic direction to further professional development.
Internship Name:
Community/Outdoor Based TR
January 18, 2011
Organization:
City of Boise - Parks and Recreation

700 Robbins Road
Boise, Idaho 83702
http://cityofboise.org/Departments/Parks/Activities/AdaptedRecreation
Contact Information:
Emily Kovarik, CTRS
208-608-7680
ekovarik@cityofboise.org
Stipend: Possible
Housing: No
Available: 1
Summer
Continuous
Description: Therapeutic Recreation
As a Summer Intern you assist with our adaptive recreation program. You will have the opportunity to participate and eventually help lead the following: adapted waterskiing, camping, canoeing, adapted bike rides, fitness games, a summer camp for teens with disabilities, and the list goes on! You will also gain the knowledge needed to adapt programs to meet the needs of all involved by conducting assessments and observations. We serve individuals with a variety of disabilities including neuromuscular, orthopedic, spinal cord, hearing and visual impairments as well as intellectual disabilities. In addition, interns will help with a sports camp for youth with physical disabilities as well as a three day camping and rafting trip for teen who have had cancer.
Internship Name:
Community: Special Recreation Intern
September 1, 2010
Organization:
Special Recreation Services of Northern Lake County-Wau

2000 Belvidere Red
Waukegan, Illinois 60085
http://www.waukeganparks.org/recreation/special-recreation.htm
Contact Information:
Julie Schneider, CTRS/CPRP, Manager of Special Recreation
847-360-4762
jschneider@waukeganparks.org
Stipend: Yes
Housing: Possible
Available: 1
Year Round
Continuous
Description: Therapeutic Recreation
SRSNLC offers an excellent opportunity for students pursuing a career in Therapeutic Recreation with a focus on community recreation. It is the mission of Special Recreation Services of Northern Lake County to educate our citizens to become responsible, productive, healthy, and contributing members of our society by preparing them through recreation with a dynamic and caring environment, which excites them and invites them to participate. Internship: Goals •Plan, develop and implement year round recreation programs for SRSNLC •Evaluate programs and conduct participant assessments •Promote and publicize association activities (i.e. flyers, seasonal brochure and news releases. •Network with other agencies and develop cooperative programming •Provide an opportunity to relate to, interact with, and learn from Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialists in their area of expertise •Train and assess Special Olympic athletes in various sports Internships follow the NCTRC Job Task Analysis: Job Tasks Timeline
Internship Name:
Recreation Therapy or Physical Education/Health
Sept 1, 2010
Organization:
Oak Plains Academy

1751 Oak Plains Rd.
Ashland City, Tennessee 37015
oakplainsacademy.com
Contact Information:
Leslie J. Helmig, Recreation Therapist MAT, CTRS
931-362-4723
Leslie.Helmig@ushinc.com
Stipend: Possible
Housing: No
Available: 1
Year Round
Continuous
Description: Therapeutic Recreation
Residential treatment center and school for boys and girls age 7-17. On 25 acres with outdoor areas. Open for recreation therapy interns
Internship Name:
Recreation Therapy Internship
May 21, 2010
Organization:
Sharon Towers, The Presbyterian Home

5100 Sharon Road
Charlotte, North Carolina 28210
www.sharontowers.org
Contact Information:
Elizabeth Byrd, LRT/CTRS, Director of Health Care and Assisted Living Activi
704-608-7925
ebyrd@sharontowers.org
Stipend: No
Housing: No
Available: 1
Year Round
Continuous
Description: Therapeutic Recreation
Sharon Towers is a CCRC (COntinuing Retirement Community. We provide a 14 week Recreation Therapy Internship for senior students supervised by one of the 3 LRT's on staff. Students will spend time on the Health Care and Assisted Living areas. There are three times during the year that internships are available, Spring, Summer, and Fall. The start and completion dates within the semester may vary. Please contact me for the internship packet.
Internship Name:
Challange course facilitator
2/24/10
Organization:
Montreat Colege Team and Leadership Center

310 Gaither Circle
Montreat, North Carolina 28757
www.tlc.montreat.edu
Contact Information:
John Rogers, Director
828-669-8012
jrogers@montreat.edu
Stipend: No
Housing: No
Available: 2
Year Round
Continuous
Description: Therapeutic Recreation
Interns have the opportunity to work in all areas for managing, programming and maintaining a challenge course.