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Therapeutic and Inclusive Recreation Services provides a training site for internships in the field of Therapeutic Recreation. Students who are interested in a community-based TR program can contact TIRS staff at 980-314-1192 or email TRinfo@MeckNC.gov
The recreational therapy/therapeutic recreation internship program with Therapeutic and Inclusive Recreation Services of Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation is a hands on, in-person internship experience, not virtual. Please send any required application agreement paperwork from your college/university with your application.
About Therapeutic and Inclusive Recreation Services (TIRS)TIRS of Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation is one of the largest community-based TR programs in the state of North Carolina. TIRS currently employs 9 full-time professional staff who are licensed by the State of North Carolina through NCBRTL, and certified nationally as a CTRS through NCTRC. Applications will be accepted during the following timelines:
Internship beginning in May (Summer 2022): January 1, 2022 - February 28, 2022
Internship beginning in August (Fall 2022): March 1 - April 30, 2022
Internship beginning in January (Spring 2023): August 1 - September 30, 2022
Students interested in applying for an internship must electronically submit PRK Temp-Non Lifeguard Hiring Packet, TIRS Intern Application Supplemental Questionnaire, cover letter, resume, and 2-3 letters of reference (one academic, 1-2 professional) to: TRinfo@MeckNC.gov
TIRS Intern Application Supplemental Questionnaire
Temp Non-Lifeguard Packet 9.22.2021.pdf
TR Internship Manual Final 4.6.21.pdf
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