Therapeutic Recreation Internship – Department of Parks and Recreation

City and County of Denver
May 25, 2023
Denver, CO
Job Type


About Our Job

Denver Therapeutic Recreation - Denver Parks and Recreation offers community-based therapeutic recreation programs for citizens with disabilities to develop physical, mental, emotional, social and leisure skills necessary to participate in a continuum of activities which will enhance their well-being.

The City & County of Denver's Department of Recreation is seeking interns to join our team to gain experience in planning, organizing, leading and evaluating various recreation programs. Therapeutic Recreation Internships are available throughout the year. The length of the internship is 15 weeks, 39 hours/week (including weekends and nights), resulting in 600 total working hours. Please see below for posting deadlines:

Fall Internship 2023

Duration: August/September - December 2023
Application Deadline: July 15, 2023

This is an unpaid internship

About You

Our Ideal Candidate will have/be:

  • Currently enrolled in Therapeutic Recreation or Adaptive Recreation
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better
  • Organizing and implementing Therapeutic Recreation programming for participants of all ages and abilities
  • Coordinating special events
  • Producing informational flyers and promotional materials
  • Providing office support assistance
  • Participate in program staff & participant meetings
  • Provide program staff assistance
  • Leading Therapeutic Recreation based activities/programs
  • Administering assessments, develop goals and objectives, documentation, and complete discharge summaries based on the Therapeutic Recreation model
  • General office, data entry and computer support (such as Word, Excel, Publisher, etc.)
  • Other duties as assigned

We realize your time is valuable so please do not apply if you do not have at least the following required minimum qualifications:

  • Education requirement: Current enrollment in a college program leading to a Bachelor's specific to the departmental and/or work assignment
  • Continued enrollment in a college program is condition of employment with the City

Other requested mandatory documentation required to be considered for this position:

  • Current college transcripts (official or unofficial)
  • A letter of recommendation
  • Resume

Failure to attach the required documents will result in disqualification

About Everything Else

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Position Type

Position Salary Range
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Starting Pay
this is unpaid

Parks and Recreation

The City and County of Denver provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, genetic information, age, or any other status protected under federal, state, and/or local law.

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