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Our Interns Make A Difference

Interested in therapeutic recreation, recreation management, non-profit management, development or marketing? Intern with the National Ability Center! You will gain real-world skills while creating a real impact for individuals of all abilities.

As part of the The National Ability Center’s internship programs, college students and developing professionals just like you put information learned in the classroom to work to expand professional experience and knowledge. Here they acquire knowledge about their field of study and gain on-the-job experience working for a non-profit organization. Interns may be currently enrolled, recent graduates (within last four years) or experienced professionals looking to gain exposure to a new career or field. Intern positions range from part-time (as little as ten hours/week) up to full time positions for three to four months.

Some positions are weekday only, some may require weekend work. Scroll down for specific position descriptions and further information. Background checks are required.



Fall Application Deadline: June 1
Fall Internship: August 28-December 8

Winter Application Deadline: October 31
Winter Internship: 
January 2-April 21

Summer Application Deadline: March 1
Summer Internship: May 22-September 1

Therapeutic Recreation Positions & Information:

Therapeutic Recreation Internship Description
Therapeutic Recreation FAQ

Equestrian Positions & Information:

Equestrian Program

COACH Information:

COACH Internships provide a structured continuum of growth and learning for young adults (ages 16–22) with disabilities.

Coach Internship Description
COACH Internship – General Information
COACH Internship Guide

Watch videos of past COACH experiences:   Ali    |   Madi & Ashlee

Other Internship Positions & Information:

Some of the following internships have flexible start dates. Please contact us with questions.

Marketing & Outreach
Special Events

Competition Program
Day Camp Management
Volunteer Management
Development & Marketing
Non-Profit Management
Mission Continues Fellowship (Military Internship)


Outdoor Adventure/Splore:

From river rafting and outdoor rock-climbing to nordic skiing and sledding, the National Ability Center’s Splore internships are an unparalleled way to work with individuals of all abilities in Moab and Salt Lake City, Utah.

Moab Intern (Moab)

How to Apply For Internships:

If you are interested in an internship, please send a copy of the application, along with a cover letter and current resume. In the cover letter, please clearly describe which internship you would like to apply for, how the internship will benefit your career and the period of time you are available.

All Equestrian Internships: Please include a riding video with your application demonstrating the following: walk, trot/jog (sitting & posting) and canter/lope in both directions.

Application material should be sent to:

c/o National Ability Center
1000 Ability Center
Park City, UT 84068

Fax: 435.658.3992

Internship Application

For questions about our internships, please start by contacting our Education and Community Manager at 435.649.3991 x655 or email


To connect with intern alumni, visit our intern alumni Facebook page!

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