Internships – McKay-Dee Behavioral Health Services

The purpose of the therapeutic recreation internship is to provide the student majoring in therapeutic recreation with a practical learning experience in the development and implementation of therapeutic recreation services within McKay-Dee Behavioral Health Services at McKay-Dee Hospital, in Ogden, Utah. The therapeutic recreation internship will help prepare the student (with the required amount of educational experience) for a career in therapeutic recreation by providing a well organized, diverse, and meaningful hands-on experience. The internship will be supervised by a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist, in accordance with the National Council of Therapeutic Recreation Certification regulations. The experience of the TRS will help the student qualify to become a CTRS as regulated by NCTRC requirements. The internship will encompass the delivery of therapeutic recreation services in one or more roles according to the requirements outlined in the NCTRC job tasks and knowledge areas. It will also include a complete overview of the behavioral health units, the delivery of services in all aspects, and the opportunity for the student to develop professionalism in delivering services to a variety of patients who benefit from therapeutic recreation services. McKay Dee Behavioral Health has comprehensive, active, and diverse program structure serving a wide variety of persons with mental illness and behavioral health concerns.


Company / Organization Name: Intermountain Health Care
Type: Full Time
Position Title: Intern
Minimum Requirements Completion of cover letter and resume to TR internship supervisor.

Compliance with all Intermountain Healthcare McKay-Dee student training criteria and specific paperwork through the Education Department.

Compliance with any and all paperwork required by the college or university.

Satisfactory completion of internship interview.

Two letters of recommendation.

Willingness and ability to work a flexible schedule to include any combination of days, evenings, and weekends as needed by McKay Dee Behavioral Health.

Application Deadline July 1st for Fall
Contact Name: Jenna Spendlove TRS, CTRS
Application Instructions Email jenna.spendlove(at)imail(dot)org with cover letter, resume and two letter of recommendation.
Location: Mckay-Dee Hospital Behavioral Health

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