American Therapeutic Recreation Association

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Recreation Therapy Student Intern

Peak View Behavioral Health Hospital

Location: Colorado Springs, CO
Semesters: Fall, Spring, Summer, Winter

Posted On: 07/18/2016

Population Age: Adolescents, Adults, Older Adults
Population Characteristics: Behavioral/Mental Health
Primary Setting: Acute Care Hospital
Housing Available: No
Number of CTRs Employed at Facility/Agency: 4

Stipends or Other Benefits: Yes
Listing of Stipends or Other Benefits:
Peak View Behavioral Hospital has agreed to assist the Student Intern with meeting basic minimal expenses by offering a stipend of $250.00 effective one month into the internship with an additional $250.00 upon a successful completion of the program. The hospital has also agreed to offer the student free meals for the duration of the internship.

Peak View Behavioral Health is a 92 bed acute behavioral health hospital located in beautiful Colorado Springs, CO serving adolescents, adults and seniors. We provide a structured, therapeutic and safe environment for those patients who require acute care with psychiatric, mental or behavioral challenges. Our multidisciplinary team approach makes use of a highly-trained medical and professional staff to help individuals find the self-acceptance and confidence they need to be successful in their families, communities, work places and schools. The Recreation Therapy Department at Peak View consists of 4 Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialists all of whom work together to lead a minimum of 12 groups a day, 7 days per week. Groups are conducted in unit day rooms, a large centrally located courtyard, smaller courtyard or in a full sized gymnasium. The Student Intern will assist, under the supervision of the Director of Recreation Therapy, with planning and implementing a well-designed, therapeutic program for the patients of Peak View. Duties will include, group (Leisure Education, Music Appreciation, Creative Arts, Animal Assisted Therapy, Relaxation Programs, etc.) and individualized Therapeutic Recreation Programming during the week, on weekends and in the evenings, quality and timely documentation and the coordination and completion of a special project. Application Deadlines: Winter/Spring Internship (January-April) October 1st, Summer Internship (May-August) February 1st, Fall Internship (September-December) June 1st. If interested in applying for an internship, please email your cover letter and resume to

Contact Information

Victoria J. Platt


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