American Therapeutic Recreation Association

Job & Internship Opportunities

Military Program Intern

Higher Ground Sun Valley

Location: Ketchum, ID
Semesters: Spring

Posted On: 10/13/2015

Population Age: Adults
Population Characteristics: Veterans
Primary Setting: Outdoor Recreation
Housing Available: No
Number of CTRs Employed at Facility/Agency: 6

Stipends or Other Benefits: Yes
Listing of Stipends or Other Benefits:
$500 stipend, YMCA membership, ski passes

Higher Ground Military Program hosts weeklong recreation camps for Veterans and their supporters throughout the year. These programs are completely free to our participants, and are focused on learning/relearning recreation skills and activities, forming connections with others who have similar experiences, and helping to improve overall quality of life with recreation. Military staff put a high level of trust and confidence in recreation therapy interns and depends on them as an integral part of the team. Interns with the military program have the valuable opportunity to spend time with participants 1:1, as well as in group situations. In addition to working with Service Members and Veterans, interns also have the unique opportunity to work with their supporters – close friends, family members, or significant others. What an internship with HG Military looks like: • In accordance with NCTRC standards, each recreation therapy intern will be scheduled for a minimum of 14 consecutive weeks aligning with the camp schedule for the given season. • Typical work weeks in the office are 8a-5p, Monday through Friday, with an hour break for lunch (with some flexibility on specific hours if you have to make some turns in fresh powder, etc.). • Military staff has off for weekends and national holidays (except for those during camp weeks). • There are typically 3-5 weeklong camps each season and 1-2 daylong clinics for local military participants. • Camp weeks are the heart of what we do. They require energy and enthusiasm, but are very rewarding on a personal and emotional level! Because of the long hours it is difficult to expect to have much time outside of camp. We do not recommend attempting to hold another job, or take classes during your internship. Due to the hard work, however, usually some flexible time off can be organized with your supervisor to get out of the office to catch up on rest (or life!) *** Please see website to complete application (

Contact Information

Kirstin Webster, CTRS

How to Apply