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Rec Therapy Internships

Bradford Woods offers Recreation Therapy internships in the spring, summer, and fall. These internships are designed for university students studying recreation therapy and working towards CTRS certification. All employment opportunities and internships at Bradford Woods are paid and include housing.

Our Interns

Our recreation therapy interns work with a variety of programs and populations. The Recreation Therapy department directs therapeutic summer camping programs for children and adults with disabilities or chronic illness as well as conducting therapeutic programming for adults with disabilities on certain weekends. Our Military and Family Programs department works with military veterans and their families through partnerships with Wounded Warrior Project and the Indiana Department of Veterans Affairs, and also serves local youth-at-risk through a partnership with the Department of Child Services. Interns are supervised by Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialists trained in today’s Recreation Therapy best practices, including disability awareness, medical care, universal design principles, the APIE(D) process, and leadership development.

By interning at Bradford Woods, you will be part of an experience that will change the lives of your campers and yourself forever.  You will have employment at one of the best outdoor centers in the midwest, known for its level of programming across the country.  You will also receive rigorous training on disability awareness, medical care, universal design principles, and leadership development.

More Information & Applying

  • For more information, download our Recreation Therapy Internship Packet (PDF) or fill out the online application form.
  • NOTE: Spring and Summer 2017 internships have been filled. We will be offering an internship working with our therapeutic military and family programs in Fall 2017, but it will NOT be a CTRS internship. If you are interested in applying for the fall, contact Jordan McIntire at
  • To apply,  fill out the online application. Questions? Contact Lisa Elder, Assistant Director of Recreation Therapy, at