Internships – Youth Care

Our residential treatment programs include an extensive recreation therapy program designed to help students have successful experiences through physical, cultural and social accomplishments. While at Youth Care in Utah, students learn to use their community as a resource. Students build self-esteem as they try new activities in our programs such as snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, or indoor climbing. Recreation therapy programs provide students with the opportunity to learn problem-solving, teamwork, communication skills, and trust.

Our recreation program also includes service-based activities each week. During these times, students can be seen serving food to the homeless or filling shelves at the food bank. Such community service programs help students develop empathy for and an understanding of others. Additionally, while participating in recreation programs, students work on appropriate social skills, communications skills, coping skills and interpersonal skills as well as develop new talents. In our recreation program, students participate in structured recreation therapy as well as outdoor adventures and cultural experiences.

Our proximity to many and varied sites of historic, recreational and ecological significance, as well as Utah Symphony, Ballet West, and many performing art theaters allow a broad and interesting therapeutic environment. The Recreation Therapy program at Youth Care is overseen by nationally certified and state licensed recreation therapists.

The goal of all recreation therapy programming at Youth Care is to increase a student’s ability to regulate their emotions and their distress tolerance skills. Interventions focus on these core skills of Dialectical Behavior Therapy and teach skills in an experiential setting. This allows students to not only receive an understanding of the skill, but to actually gain hands-on experience using the skill.

If interested, please visit out internship site,, to apply.

Company / Organization Name: Youth Care
Type: Internship
Position Title: Intern
Minimum Requirements Pass a drug screen and background check

Be a senior in an accredited recreation therapy program

Complete necessary paperwork

Application Deadline 3/15/2019
Contact Name: Jason Silva
Application Instructions If interested, please visit out internship site,, to apply.
Location: Draper, Utah

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