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Therapeutic Recreation Internship Opportunities

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The Bend Park and Recreation District offers undergraduate and graduate internships in therapeutic recreation under the supervision of two Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialists.

Internships are offered during the Fall, Winter/Spring, and Summer semesters. Our internships are 14-16 weeks and interns will be required to work 40 hours/week with some overnight trips.

The intern experience will include:

  • Hands-on experience with specialized , inclusive, and adapted recreation programs
  • Exposure to a wide range of physical and intellectual disabilities
  • Exposure to the therapeutic recreation process
  • Exposure to various recreation administration duties (e.g., outreach, fundraising, budgeting, marketing, etc)
  • Training in most park and recreation program areas (youth, adult, outdoor, senior)
  • Experience a wide variety of activities such as adapted skiing, rafting, kayaking, creative arts and exploring Central Oregon’s landscape.

See the BPRD Intern Handbook for more details.

Intern Benefits:

  • $50/week Stipend
  • Housing in 2 bedroom house
  • Discounted  district programs
  • Juniper Swim and Fitness Pass
  • Liability Insurance

Intern Requirements:

  • Current First Aid/CPR
  • A clean criminal background
  • Valid driver’s license with 5 year driving record
  • Experience working with people with disabilities

Application Process

Application Deadlines:

  • Fall Internships: June 1st
  • Winter/Spring Internships: October 1st
  • Summer Internships: March 1st

For more information, contact Cheryl Kelley, TR Program Coordinator (541) 706-6121, cheryl@bendparksandrec.org.

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