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Therapeutic Recreation and Art Therapy Internship (Spring 2023 OR Fall 2023)
Job Code:2021-263
Location:Brewster Main Campus

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 supervisor 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. The department also specializes in art  and drama therapy of many forms.

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. The intern will have extensive training as well as ongoing supervision in order to assist them in their career growth.

Please note we are recruiting interns for the summer session.  We have a Licensed Creative Arts Therapist (LCAT)  and a Certified Recreation Therapist (RTC) that may include art, drama, dance/movement and music therapists.

Interns are expected to earn academic credit for this experience. Please consult with your faculty advisor. This internship is open to those enrolled in a relevant academic program. Those enrolled in a Therapeutic Recreation specific related degree may be preferred. 

Please note that housing is not guaranteed or likely for summer months.

What you bring to Green Chimneys:


  • 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