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Therapeutic Recreation Internships

 

Youth Villages offers unpaid internships in our Recreation Therapy Program at the Inner Harbour Campus in Douglasville, Ga.

As an intern in the Recreation Therapy Program at the Youth Villages Inner Harbour, you will have the opportunity to do some of the following:

  • Work under the supervision of an NCTRC certified staff member
  • First half of the internship is spent shadowing one or more recreation therapists, as well as interacting with youth from multiple programs across the Inner Harbour Campus
  • Interns learn how to complete assessments and clinical documentation
  • During the second half, interns are designated a specific group(s) where they work with the other recreation therapists to facilitate the groups sessions typically held 3 times per week
  • Each session is usually 1-2.5 hours long
  • Sessions include having the child set objectives or goals they want to accomplish during the activity and evaluating those objectives at the end of each session.
  • Interns also participate in treatment team planning which includes setting recreational goals that are implemented during sessions in addition to the child’s other therapeutic goals.
  • Interns typically work one weekend day and four weekdays (i.e. Sunday – Thursday or Tuesday – Saturday)
  • Outdoor wilderness activities that include caving, ropes courses, canoeing and hiking are frequent settings for the group sessions.

On-campus housing is available at no cost to the intern, if desired.

Youth Villages also offers unpaid internships in our Recreation Therapy Program at the Dogwood Campus in Memphis, TN.

As an intern in the Recreation Therapy Program at the Youth Villages Dogwood Campus, you will have the opportunity to do some of the following:

  •  Work under the supervision of an NCTRC certified staff member
  • First half of the internship is spent shadowing a recreation therapist, as well as interacting with youth from multiple programs.
  • Interns learn how to complete assessments and clinical documentation
  • During the second half, interns are designated a specific group(s) where they work with the other recreation therapist to facilitate the groups sessions typically held 3 times per week
  • Each session is usually 45minutes long
  • Sessions include having the child set objectives or goals they want to accomplish during the activity and evaluating those objectives at the end of each session.
  • Interns will also participate in treatment team planning which includes setting recreational goals that are implemented during sessions in addition to the child’s other therapeutic goals.
  • Interns typically work some Saturdays for extracurricular campus activities.
  •  Interns will also get exposure to Therapeutic African Drumming.



Internship Applications


All Fall 2017 positions have been filled. The Spring 2018 application process is now open. Click on a link below to apply:

Rec Therapy Internships with Inner Harbour- Douglasville, GA

Rec Therapy Internships with Dogwood Campus- Memphis, TN

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Youth Villages is a national leader in children’s mental and behavioral health bringing help and hope to more than 25,000 children, families and young people across the United States this year. The organization offers a continuum of evidence- and research-based programs, including its two national models: YVIntercept, which offers intensive in-home services, and YVLifeSet, which gives former foster youth a good start on a successful adulthood.
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