Internship Opportunities

Recreational Therapist Internship

Location: Fort Wayne, Indiana and/or Indianapolis, Indiana and its surrounding counties

Internship Dates: January–May; May–August; August–December. (1 intern per cycle)

Population Served: Developmental Disabilities, Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Down's Syndrome, Dual Diagnosis, physical and cognitive impairments

Age Ranges: Children, Teens, Adults, and Seniors

Therapy Setting: Home and Community


Internship Description

You will work alongside a certified therapeutic recreation specialist providing individual and group recreational therapy services in the client's home or local facilities. Interns must have reliable transportation. Interns will have hands on experience working with clients in local community interests for therapy sessions which include but are not limited to local gyms, parks, sporting events, concerts, malls, bowling, swimming pools and much more. As a contracted therapist, you will have full autonomy on therapeutic interventions and techniques used to work towards completing individual goals and objectives. Responsibilities listed below include:

  • Learning to work independently how to manage a full-time caseload.

  • Assessing each client's needs using a standardized recreational therapy assessment and developing treatment plans.

  • Track client's goals and objectives to help prepare quarterly reports indicative of progress or regression.

  • Planning and providing appropriate recreational therapy activities and interventions.

  • Completing progress notes, due by the end of each month.

  • Attending quarterly meetings to report therapy progress with team members.

Or contact the owner, Ethan Pickett, at (330) 441-2258.

Pure Abilities, LLC would like to thank all applicants and look forward to working with you! Pure Abilities, LLC is an equal opportunity employer.