Internships with the RIC Adaptive Sports and Fitness Program
The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago's (RIC) Adaptive Sports and Fitness Program provide interns with a valuable opportunity to gain experience in a highly developed fitness center and in a progressive community-based sports and recreation program. In addition, interns will have an opportunity to spend time with staff and therapists from the clinical departments at RIC, noted as the top ranked rehabilitation hospital since 1991 by U.S. News and World Report.
Interns from undergraduate and graduate programs are accepted from a variety of majors, including but not limited to:
An internship with the RIC Adaptive Sports and Fitness Program primarily offers a great comprehensive community-based experience.
If you are interested in a dynamic clinical experience, learn more about internship opportunities within RIC's Therapeutic Recreation Department.
- Therapeutic Recreation
- Community Recreation
- Exercise Physiology
- Sports Management
- Exercise Science
Interns are required to work:
- a minimum ten week placement
- 40 hours per week, including some nights and weekends
Interns will be assigned a supervisor who best fits with their major and goals for the internship. All Therapeutic Recreation majors will be assigned to a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist, so they will be eligible to sit for the NCTRC exam.
RIC will provide the intern with office space, clerical support and computer orientation as part of the internship placement. All travel-related expenses directly attributed to assignments will be reimbursed. Allowance for parking will also be available for interns who drive and park in the RIC parking lot.
RIC does not provide housing.
For more information on the Fitness internship program, contact Carolyn Mueller at 312-238-5009.
For more information on the Sports internship program, contact Derek Daniels at 312-238-5008.
To apply to the RIC Adaptive Sports and Fitness Program internship, please send a completed Internship Application Form and a current resume to:
RIC Sports and Fitness
Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
541 North Fairbanks, Mezzanine Level
Chicago, IL 60611
For Sports, address to the attention of the appropriate program lead:
- For junior competitive sports and adult team sports contact Trent Thenhaus
- For adult sports, Paralympic Services and Military Programming contact Jason Stubbeman
- For Caring for Kids, contact Meghan Kapolnek
- For Inpatient Therapeutic Recreation Department, contact Jill Beemer.
Deadlines for Application
- Fall: July 15
- Spring: October 31
- Summer: March 31