Internships at M-NASR

An internship plays an important role in a stu­dent’s preparation as a professional Therapeutic Rec­reation Specialist. Our agency provides countless unique opportunities which will have a last­ing effect on your future endeavors. M-NASR’s team includes our Recreation Staff and Administrative Staff and we work cooperatively as a member of multi-disciplinary teams with the educational systems, social services agencies, clinical facilities and our Member Park Districts.

Internship objectives include:

Assessment:

All participants new to M-NASR receive an assessment to assist them in clarifying their leisure goals and to determine how M-NASR programs can help them meet those goals. Once observations and training are complete, the intern will have the opportunity to administer assessments, develop leisure goals, and to make recommendations for program involvement.

Program planning, development and implementation, documentation, evaluation:

The intern will plan, develop, implement, and evaluate selected program offerings. He/she will be responsible for leading the activity throughout the season. The intern will be required to observe, assist and lead other assigned M-NASR programs. The student will gain experience in the agency’s program planning, assessment, individual program planning, evaluation of individualized program plans and documentation.

Administrative:

The intern will receive a panoramic view of the administrative procedures and policies of the Association. Time will be allocated to observe, ask questions and experience the organization and management of the day-to-day operations and services provided at M-NASR.

Special Meetings, Seminars and Workshops:

Opportunities to observe various Associations, State and local recreation affiliated meetings will be provided. Intern will attend and work cooperatively with interdisciplinary teams, human service providers, and educators. Professional development will be encouraged through in-services in the community and in-house.

Public Relations:

The intern will promote and publicize M-NASR activities (i.e. flyers, seasonal brochure, etc.). Outreach and participant advocacy opportunities through meeting attendance and program implementation will be provided.

Outreach and Advocacy:

The intern will network with personnel in community agencies the Association works with cooperatively (i.e. ITRS, PSC, various committees, etc.) and will network with advocates of M-NASR and its services through scheduled meetings/visits to other community agencies and facilities.

Student’s Wants and Needs:

There is flexibility to provide guidance and supervision in areas that may not be listed in the above objectives.

For more information about M-NASR’s internship opportunities, please contact Lauren Ruiz at (847) 966-5522, ext. 3013, or at lruiz@mnasr.org.

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