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Recreation Therapy Internship Opportunities

Department: Recreation
Location: East Lansing, MI


The Recreation Therapy internship is reserved for students enrolled in a Recreation Therapy degree program and will be eligible to sit for the NCTRC exam upon completion of the internship. We offer 15-week opportunities in a clinical setting. Experience in LTC and Rehab settings are available. Interns will gain experience in all aspects of the role of a RT, including assessments, progress notes, care plan development, 1:1 and group interventions, and interdisciplinary communication.


Recreation Therapy students who are seeking a 15-week internship for eligibility to NCTRC exam.

Interns must have the ability to be self-directed and manage time productively. It is essential that applicants have a professional demeanor, excellent communication skills, demonstrate creativity, and understand the importance of attending to even the smallest details.

Fall internships 

September – December; Applications are due by July 15

Spring internships 

January – May; Applications are due by November 15

Summer Internships 

June – August; Applications are due by April 15


Note: The application process takes about 1-2 weeks after applications are due. Once an application is approved, the Internship process takes approximately 3-weeks, from interview, orientation, TB tests, to assigning a schedule. Interns/Externs are required to pass a criminal background check before being contacted by the Supervisor. All Interns/Externs must be over the age of 16.

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