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Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center
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Recreation Therapy Internship

We provide two types of learning opportunities for Recreation Therapy students – observation (20 hours max) and field placement (at least 560 hours).

Students completing an internship at the BHC will gain experience in acute and residential psychiatric settings.

  • Two acute adult units (ages 18 and older)
  • Acute adolescent unit (ages from 12-17 years)
  • Residential adolescent unit (ages from 12-17 years)

Students can observe recreation therapy services weekday mornings. For observation hours, please email Kristen Sargis.

Field placement (Internship) Description:

Student will be able to apply skills learned in their university coursework as well as gain exposure to and demonstrate competence in all of the job tasks of a Therapeutic Recreation Specialist as outlined in the NCTRC Job Analysis. Interns will gain knowledge through experience with the Therapeutic Recreation Process. Under supervision of our CTRSs, students will become a practicing member of our interdisciplinary treatment team.

Application Due Dates

  • To start in January, application is due October 1st
  • To start in May, application is due February 1st
  • To start in September, application is due June 1st

For more information about our program, visit eirmc.com/bhc and tetonpeaks.com.

To apply, please download this application and email Kristen Sargis. For questions, email Kristen or call 208-227-2300.