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2020 Call for Facilities!

Facility representatives will have unique ways to connect with students this year. Registration fees are waived because there is no CEU opportunity. Internship information will be copied from and updated with any information/pictures/forms/video links you provide us on your registration form. Unless you have your own virtual meeting link to share with us, we will embed Google Meet rooms to allow students to connect with you live from 10am-12pm.

Internship 'booths' in our Virtual Venue will be uploaded in the order we receive your registration, so act fast to be closer to the top!

9/23/2020 Member Meetup

The upcoming Member Meetup on with be a Reading Club focused on White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo. We will meet via Google Meet on Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020 from 11am-12pm.

We believe this book is a great starting point on the anti-racism journey to understand how we inadvertently have racism within ourselves as well as how to combat that racism and other biases on a professional level.

Full Time Recreational Activities Specialist - Wyoming State Hospital

The Wyoming State Hospital in Evanston, Wyoming, has a vacant, entry level RT position. This position allows up to one year for the employee to obtain their CTRS. Benefits begin soon after employment. Join our team at WSH in Evanston, where the air is clean and there is no state income tax! This position provides direct care recreation therapy interventions to patients in a psychiatric hospital in the group and individual modalities.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: The listed functions are illustrative only and are not intended to describe every function which may be performed in the job level.

  • Assists with the development and administration of the recreational program for the facility utilizing various forms of recreation to meet the physical, cognitive, and sensory needs of the individuals served.

  • Plans and conducts activities and community integration outings which enable people to learn and practice mobility, cognitive, social, and emotional skills so they may get the most out of life and integrate with the public.

  • Develops, implements, and evaluates care plans for clients including 1:1 and group interventions to meet the needs of the patients in a mental health clinical setting.

  • Documents data in a client's medical record, noting progress toward treatment objectives.

  • Creates a schedule that includes daily, weekly, monthly, and annual recreation/leisure activities for large groups of people.

  • Monitors participants during recreational activities to ensure institutional safety.

  • Completes regular inventories of supplies and equipment and prepares requests for new or replacement equipment and supplies.

  • Prepares monthly progress reports as well as daily therapy and recreational attendance documents.


  • Completion of an internship in Recreation Therapy that meets NCTRC requirements.

  • Will allow up to one year to obtain CTRS credential from National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification (NCTRC).

  • Knowledge of recreational therapy practice, principles, and procedures.

  • Knowledge of rules and regulations pertaining to the area of specialization.

  • Knowledge of recreational materials, tools and equipment, and their care and use.

  • Knowledge of the rules and procedures for a wide variety of team and individual sports and games.

  • Knowledge of individual and group work techniques used in recreational instruction and organization.

  • Knowledge of community resources available to the recreation program of the institution.

Contact Name:

Kathy Argyle; or 307-789-3464 ext 468

Human Resource Contact:

Tara Sanders; or 307-789-3464 ext 656

Application Instructions


Evanston, WY

St. Mark's Hospital Behavioral Health Unit Internships

Intern will work with CTRS's in inpatient and outpatient behavioral health services to become proficient at the APIE process. Learn more about the hospital at

Minimum Requirements

  • NCTRC required course work

Company / Organization Name:

St. Mark's Hospital Behavioral Health Unit



Position Title:

Recreation Therapy Student Intern

Application Email / Phone / URL:

Please email resumes to and Upon review we will set up an interview. If extended the internship, intern will begin the hospital screening process.


3900 S 1200 E, Salt Lake City, Utah