MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Put information learned in the classroom to work while you gain on-the-job experience. Interns may be currently enrolled, recent graduates or experienced professionals looking to gain exposure to a new career or field. Internships range from part-time (as little as ten hours/week) up to full time positions for three to four months. Be sure to check out our supported COACH Internships for interns with cognitive or physical disabilities.
Scroll down for specific position descriptions and further information. Background check required.
Fall Application Deadline for TR Interns
June 1 | Internship Runs Late August – Mid December
Winter Application Deadline for TR Interns
September 1 | Internship Runs Early January – Mid April
Summer Application Deadline for TR Interns
Summer Internship: February 1 | Internship Runs Late May – Late August
Fall Application Deadline for COACH Interns
August 15 | Internship Runs Late August – Mid December
Winter Application Deadline for COACH Interns
November 15 | Internship Runs Early January – Mid April
Summer Application Deadline for COACH Interns
April 15 | Internship Runs Late May – Late August
POSITIONS AND INFORMATION
Day Camp Internship
Our NAC Day Camp Interns assist in facilitation of outdoor recreation activities and adaptive techniques in a Day Camp setting for children with and without disabilities, ages 6-30. To apply please email Andrea at AndreaS@discovernac.org. Check out the intern description here!
Therapeutic Recreation Interns assist in all aspects of programs and administration. They are supervised by a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist while performing tasks as outlined by the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification. Based on experience, the intern may also serve in a leadership role, as an instructor or facilitator. Interns also provide information on current trends in therapeutic recreation services, through projects, presentations, and staff in-services.
COACH (supported internship for Interns with disabilities)
COACH Internships provide a structured continuum of growth and learning for young adults (ages 16–22) with disabilities.
Watch videos of past COACH experiences:
Some of the following internships have flexible start dates. Please contact us with questions.
HOW TO APPLY FOR INTERNSHIPS:
- Complete the online application.
- Include a cover letter and resume. The cover letter should include:
- The internship in which you are applying.
- How the internship will benefit your goals.
- The period of time you are available.
All Equestrian Internships: Please include a riding video with your application demonstrating the following: walk, trot/jog (sitting & posting) and canter/lope in both directions.
Notice of Vaccination Policy: In accordance with National Ability Center’s duty to provide and maintain a workplace that is free of known hazards, all employees, volunteers and interns are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 unless a reasonable accommodation is approved. To protect all staff, volunteers and participants, it is strongly recommended that participants be fully vaccinated. At this time, it is not required; however, all participants and family members must follow current program COVID-19 procedures and sign the COVID waiver that outlines the risks associated with COVID-19. Our policy will comply with all applicable laws and is based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, federal and local health authorities, as applicable and is subject to change. Read Full Vaccination Policy and FAQ.
Hard copies of the Application material should be sent to:
c/o National Ability Center
1000 Ability Center
Park City, UT 84068