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


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.


  1. Complete the online application.
  2. 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.

Hard copies of the 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 Camps, Community, and Education Senior Manager at 435.649.3991 x607 or email info@discovernac.org.

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

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