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

June 1

Internship Runs Late August – Mid December

Winter Application Deadline

September 1

Internship Runs Early January – Mid April

Summer Application Deadline

Summer Internship: February 1

Internship Runs Late May – Late August


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

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.

Equestrian Internships

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:

Other Positions

Some of the following internships have flexible start dates. Please contact us with questions.


If you are interested in an internship, please send a copy of the application, along with a cover letter and current resume. In the cover letter, please clearly describe which internship you would like to apply for, how the internship will benefit your career and 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.

Application material should be sent to:
c/o National Ability Center
1000 Ability Center
Park City, UT 84068

Email: info@discovernac.org
Fax: 435.658.3992

For questions about our internships, please start by contacting our Education and Community Manager at 435.649.3991 x655 or email info@discovernac.org.

To connect with intern alumni, visit our intern alumni Facebook page!

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