Therapeutic Recreation Internship

The Therapeutic Recreation (TR) Intern’s role is to assist in all aspects of programs and administration. He/she will be supervised by a CTRS, while performing various job tasks as outlined by the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification (NCTRC).

Based on experience, the intern may also serve in a leadership role, as an activity/program coordinator. The intern will also provide information on current trends in therapeutic recreation services, through projects, presentations, and staff in-services.

Sportable adheres to NCTRC Standards and Procedures so that the intern will be professionally eligible for certification.

To apply, please send your cover letter, resume and other position-specific materials listed to Shelley Sowers, Athletic Director, at

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Adhere to agency policies and procedures
  • Attend appropriate training sessions and clinics for specific programs
  • Complete assessments, monitor functioning and progress of athletes, create individualized program plans, evaluate, and document processes
  • Assist in planning, managing, implementing, and evaluating programs and services
  • Promote the agency, TR services and profession by providing education and support to participants, volunteers, donors, and relevant others
  • Work with the program team (service team) to assist, develop, and evaluate programs as needed
  • Deliver adaptive recreation to participants with disability of all ages and abilities
  • Maintain records pertinent to the internship including orientation materials, log of hours, evaluations,assignment and projects
  • Attend weekly intern and staff meetings
  • Complete assignments as given by intern supervisor
  • Plan and present at least one disability awareness training during selected staff meetings
  • Work alongside and in conjunction with Sportable volunteers

Qualifications & Skills

  • Affiliation with a college or university, in an accredited TR program
  • Applicants must be attaining a degree in Therapeutic Recreation as seen eligible by NCTRC
  • Completion of a minimum of junior year of college
  • Ability to instruct or lead individuals or groups in a variety of recreation activities in a variety of
    terrains, weather, and situations
  • Knowledge and experience in one or more of the following: archery, wheelchair basketball,
    wheelchair tennis, wheelchair lacrosse, swimming, cycling, rock climbing, running, wheelchair racing, power soccer, goalball, kayaking, and rowing
  • Good physical condition; able to lift minimum of 50lbs
  • Knowledge and experience working with individuals of all abilities and age groups
  • In-depth disability awareness preferred
  • Current First Aid and CPR certification (or willingness to obtain within first 2 weeks of internship)
  • Have a valid driver’s license and have a clean driving record
  • Pass a background check
  • Basic computer processing skills including MS Office

Applications will be reviewed and you will be contacted only if selected for a phone or personal interview. No phone calls, please. Sportable does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, gender, disability, age, or any other characteristic protected by law