Internships – Utah State Hospital

Interns are matched with a licensed and NCTRC certified Supervisor. They will receive orientation and training throughout their internship. A stipend of $840.00 will be paid at the conclusion of a successful internship. Interns will be mentored by their supervisor and other RT professionals adhering to the NCTRC guidelines and job analysis. Interns are included in Clinical meetings and play a role on the treatment team. Opportunities for clinical rotations on other patient units is expected to broaden the learning experience regarding patient ages and with a variety of mental illnesses, age ranges from children through adults. It’s expected the intern will have finished their class work and completing their education with this internship. We prepare our interns for the RT profession.


Company / Organization Name: Utah State Hospital
Type: Full Time
Position Title: Recreation Therapy Intern
Minimum Requirements Candidate must be eligible through their university’s Recreation Therapy department. Advisors will need to recommend them for this internship. This is a highly sought after intern placement, so early commitment to work and follow through is expected.

Internships are offered year round, but there is a cap of 5 interns per semester. We are looking for highly motivated, energized, creative, independent, and career oriented individuals who can work within a team of clinical professionals from psychiatrists, social workers, nurses, RT and OT staff. You will learn from the best!

Application Deadline 2-3 months prior to the semester
Contact Name: Julie Varoz, MPA, TRS, CTRS
Application Instructions Contact the RT Director (Julie Varoz) for an application packet to be emailed to you. jvaroz@utah.gov, 801-344-4447
Location: Utah State Hospital 1300 E. Center Street, Provo, Utah

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