Internships – City of Lakewood

Please take note this internship is located in Lakewood, Colorado and not Utah.

The City of Lakewood’s Therapeutic Recreation Department offers an internship experience focused on community-based Therapeutic Recreation services. The intern will assist in providing goal-oriented leisure programs for individuals with disabilities ranging in age from 6 through adult, including but not limited to athletic opportunities, specialty classes, social engagements, community outings, and a summer day-camp. This internship experience will address all NCTRC Job Task Analysis areas through various areas of programming and prepare interns for both the NCTRC Certification Exam as well as entry-level Therapeutic Recreation positions.

Company / Organization Name: City of Lakewood – Camp Paha
Type: Internship
Position Title: Summer 2020 Therapeutic Recreation Intern
Minimum Requirements Applicants must:  Current senior undergraduate or graduate student in the process of obtaining a degree from an accredited college or university in Therapeutic Recreation, Special Education, Adaptive Phy-Ed, or related field and working to complete NCTRC requirements.

Have a minimum G.P.A. of 3.0 or higher in Therapeutic Recreation coursework.

Application Deadline December 15-January 15
Contact Name: Shelby Nellis
Application Instructions To apply for a TR Internship, please visit and search for “Therapeutic Recreation Intern” and then click ‘Apply.’  The application process consists of a general application and supplemental questions and will also require the attachment of a cover letter, resume, college transcripts, and two letters of recommendation. Applications will be screened and reviewed for eligibility. Successful candidates will be contacted for an interview.

Unsuccessful candidates will be notified by email.  Please note that applicants must pass a background check prior to being offered a position with the City of Lakewood Therapeutic Recreation program. Summer Interns will be required to complete and pass additional paperwork as mandated by the State of Colorado for Child Care Licensing.

Please contact the Therapeutic Recreation Department at or 303-987-4867 for more information.

Location: Lakewood, CO

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