The purpose of the internship with the Therapeutic Recreation Division is to provide the student with practical experience in a community-based therapeutic recreation setting. The internship will expose the student to a variety of disability groups.
Internship opportunities are usually available in the Fall and Spring semesters. To obtain an application or for inquiries, please contact the Therapeutic Recreation Supervisor at 704-216-7780.
Fall 2019: August 19 – November 29; May 13, 2019 application deadline Spring 2020: January 20 – May 1; September 20, 2019 application deadline Fall 2020: August 24 – December 4; May 22, 2020 application deadline
The following are goals the student has the opportunity to achieve during the internship:
To develop an understanding of the role as a professional Therapeutic Recreation Specialist in a community-based setting
To observe and participate in programs with various disability groups
To observe and participate in the administrative responsibilities
To acquire and demonstrate skill in assessment and documentation procedures
To develop and demonstrate skill and ability in the following skills: communication, organization, problem solving, and leadership
To gain an understanding of how important recreation and leisure can be to an individual’s lifestyle
To develop professional leadership and confidence in planning, programming, and implementing programs for all groups served