Recreational Therapy Programs

Since 1956, students have benefited from clinical internships in the Recreational Therapy Program.

Graduate and undergraduate internships are offered in cooperation with North Carolina affiliated colleges and universities only.

To be considered for an internship, applicants must meet the coursework requirements for certification and licensure before the anticipated internship start date.

Please ask your Internship Coordinator to contact Kristel Maes, Therapy Services Educator, if you are interested in a Recreational Therapy Internship.

Clinical supervision for students in the RT program is provided by an LRT/CTRS who meet the requirements for certification by NCTRC and for licensure by NCBRTL.

Instructions for Recreational Therapy Internship applications:

  1. Prior to eligibility for a student internship, we require the students to come onsite for a three-hour shadow session.
  2. Please go to Shadowing opportunities on main page and complete the HIPAA training
  3. Review the immunizations and submit the completed immunizations form to your Internship Coordinator as she needs to submit this to us in case of an audit.
  4. Select a date from the Shadow calendar located within the Shadowing for Rehabilitation Therapies section.
  5. Email the certificate of HIPAA training and date you want to shadow to the Clinical Educator.

Please wear your school ID badge when shadowing. Please present to the Rehab Therapy Services office 15 minutes prior to your shadow session. Please adhere to our Professional Business attire policy. (map and policy are on the shadow page).

Internship coordinators will send the following to the Clinical Educator:

  • Student name
  • Student email
  • Desired area of internship
  • One page letter of intent written by each student interested in an internship at our facility.

Deadline Submission

Confirmation of Internships


September 15th

October 1st


February 1st

February 15th


June 1st

June 15th

Information on Student Affiliations

Rehabilitation Therapies
Kristel Maes, PT, DPT
Therapy Services Educator