Come join our team! EXPAND accepts up to nine interns per year; three in each of the following seasons: winter/spring, summer and fall. We love working with interns because they bring a fresh, new perspective and a lot of energy to our programs and team.

Interns are supervised by one of the four EXPAND staff members and will get a chance to work with all of us. We strive to have you involved in all aspects of our jobs so you leave understanding what it takes to be a community-based recreational therapist. Our internship meets all NCTRC standards so you too can take the test and become a CTRS!

Intern Testimonials

Alexa: Interning with EXPAND has been an unforgettable experience. I have grown so much as an individual and a professional. I was able to independently lead different programs such as yoga and weight lifting, and I also was able to be a part of a wide variety of other activities such as waterskiing and camping trips. The EXPAND team is lead by 5 really amazing and different individuals so you are able to take something away from each of them. My most favorite part was making an impact on our participants lives and seeing the looks on their faces after each program - pure joy. I wouldn't have traded this experience for anything. – Summer 2019

Brooke: My internship experience with EXPAND was a summer that I will never forget. It challenged me at times but also rewarded me with an adventure that is irreplaceable. The supervisors are amazing and welcomed us all right away. Programming and assisting programs that ranged from spinning, to adaptive water ski, to Zen line drawing gave me the best opportunity to become well rounded as a future CTRS. The summer with EXPAND gave me the best experience to start my career with and I would recommend this site for anyone looking for an internship. – Summer 2019

Cassie: I could not have asked for a better program to complete my therapeutic recreation internship with. EXPAND provided me so many opportunities to grow as a facilitator, enhance my professional skills, create bonds with the participants, and have a whole lot of fun. The 5 CTRSs on site are all extremely supportive and encouraging in helping interns to embrace all the new skills and experiences EXPAND has to offer. Each CTRS brings their own spin and style, which helped me to be a more well rounded and mindful leader. I am so grateful for this opportunity and would not trade this summer for the world! - Summer 2019