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Therapeutic Recreation Internship- Summer Session
Job Code:2018-867
Location:Brewster Main Campus
Job Description:

A one-of-a kind experience in a culturally diverse recreation program designed to address issues such as socialization, anger management, self-esteem and emotional expression. The Therapeutic Recreation Specialist follows a progressive training plan and is supervised by the director of recreation. Interns have the opportunity to develop their skills through hands-on work with children in the Green Chimneys therapeutic day school and residential treatment program.

Interns are expected to help facilitate recreational activities, assist recreation staff with after-school programs and special events, and maintain documentation of assessments, evaluations and treatment of recreational services offered to residents and day students.

Interns participate in Green Chimneys staff training, which covers all aspects of our adventure programming as well as certification in First Aid/CPR and Lifeguard training.

***Please note we are recruiting interns for the summer session and that during this session the department may or may not have a RTC available to supervise as part of the internship. Please note that housing is not available during the summer months.

Job Qualifications:


  • Interest in working with children who have special emotional and behavioral needs
  • College junior or at least 21 years of age
  • Commitment of at least three months or length of time determined by school placement
  • Experience working with children is helpful but not essential
  • Willingness to participate in new situations and an interest in active learning