Wellness & Therapeutic Recreation Intern

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Description

The student will participate in developing and implementing programs and documenting outcomes for therapeutic exercise, wellness/educational programs for people with multiple sclerosis and their families.

Time Commitment and Stipend:
14 to 16 hours a week during the regular business hours of Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 5pm, with the exact days and times to be determined according to intern schedule. An education stipend is awarded to those who complete 100-600 hours per semester. (The average is $500/240 hours of service), this amount is applied directly toward tuition.

Responsibilities

• Plan, implement and evaluate current therapeutic exercise and wellness/educational programs
• Research and develop new programming opportunities
• Attend therapeutic exercise classes and programs
• Assist in marketing therapeutic exercise and wellness/educational programs
• Provide in-services to local organizations about MS and recreation
• Seek out and form relationships with therapeutic exercise providers in the chapter’s service market area
• Assist in managing therapeutic exercise volunteers

Requirements

Must be at least 18
Must be a student currently enrolled with a university/college at the time of their internship
Must be available 14-16 hours a week between Monday-Friday 8:30am-5pm

Qualifications:
• Knowledge of or experience/interest in working with individuals with disabilities
• Computer skills (Microsoft Office)
• Desire to help and make a difference in the lives of individuals with MS

Physical Requirements:
• Able to stand for extended periods and tolerate heat (at events only)
• Position may require long periods of standing and carrying heavy objects

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