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Summer Recreation Therapy Internship

Unleash the power of recreation therapy in the heart of Arizona! ☀️🌵

Our internship program, aligned with NCTRC guidelines, offers hands-on experiences in day camps, overnight camps, therapeutic horseback riding, adaptive sports, and social-emotional learning. Join us to make a positive impact on at-risk youth and individuals with special needs while gaining valuable skills. Seize this opportunity to transform lives and create lasting memories!


This internship will be in two locations: Glendale, AZ & Happy Jack, AZ

  • Day camps in Glendale, AZ (May-June)
    • Room & board not provided for day camp programs in Glendale, AZ
  • Overnight camps in Happy Jack, AZ (June-August)
    • Room & board provided during overnight camps in Happy Jack, AZ

Intern Qualifications:

  • Ability to instruct or lead individuals or groups in outdoor recreation activities/programs.
  • Knowledge and experience in one or more of the programs preferred
  • Ability to multi task

  • Good physical condition

  • Positive attitude and willingness to learn
  • Current First Aid and CPR

  • Fingerprint Clearance Card / Background Check

Recreation Therapy Intern responsibilities may include but are not limited to:

  • Assess program and camper needs for programming.
  • Plan, adapt and assist in facilitating purposeful programming.
  • Assist in programming and safety interventions around therapeutic horseback riding.
  • Assist in program evaluation alongside CTRS.
  • Ensure safety and well-being of campers within a camp setting.
  • Supervision of remote camp tents and campers.
  • Supervision of campers during nature excursions and adaptive recreation outings.
  • Participate in creating a safe, positive environment for campers and staff.
  • Comply and uphold organizational policies and procedures.
  • Complete assignments as given by CTRS supervisor.

Stipend Information:

  • Stipends available upon demonstrating independent leadership in program activities. Show your skills, and earn recognition!