Adaptive Internships


Adaptive Recreation Services provides adaptive sports, therapeutic recreation and education for people with disabilities. Each student will have the opportunity to experience everything Adaptive Recreation has to offer. For more than 40 years, we have provided recreational-based programming as well as leisure education in our community.

A Therapeutic Recreation Internship is generally a 14 week/40 hour per week commitment that includes an individually designed internship based on program needs, the student's university or college requirements, and the intern's goals and objectives. Interns will assist Adaptive Recreation instructors in planning and implementation, provide one-on-one participant support and provide group leadership under supervision of the instructor.


The overall goal of an internship with Adaptive Recreation is to give students a valuable experience in a community recreation program that provides services to persons with disabilities. Programs are designed for people with developmental, physical and/or emotional disabilities and are varied for different age groups. For a current listing of offerings, browse our online recreation guide.

Students will be part of the day-to-day operations at Adaptive Recreation Services including staff meetings, program design / planning / implementation, community outreach, and the wide variety of tasks that are part of working at a municipal organization.

For more information regarding internships, contact Adaptive Recreation Services at 541-682-5311 or contact Andy Fernandez.

University of Oregon Internship

A University of Oregon Internship varies depending on the student's requirements. All internships are designed to meet the specific needs and interests of the student, matching available programs and projects with the student time availability. For details, email or call us at 541-682-6307.

Volunteer with Adaptive Recreation

Volunteers are a vital piece to the success of our services. Without volunteers, many of our programs would not exist. For more information regarding volunteer opportunities, visit our Volunteer Opportunities page.

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