Internships

The Ability360 Sports & Fitness Center offers undergraduate and graduate internships in Recreation Therapy, Parks and Recreation, Kinesiology, Exercise Science, Marketing, Journalism, and related fields.

An Internship is defined by Ability360 Sports & Fitness Center as 300 hours or more. If less than 300 hours are needed please refer to our Practicum Application.

The intern experience will include:

  • Hands on experience with specialized, inclusive, and adaptive recreation and fitness programs.
  • Exposure to a wide range of disabilities.
  • Exposure to all aspects of the Recreation and Fitness.
  • Exposure to all aspects of recreation administration (outreach, special events, fundraising, budgeting, program development, volunteer coordination, partnership development, marketing, and public relations).
  • Preparation for national certification exams.

Examples of activities interns will be exposed to, depending on the season, may include:

  • Aquatics
  • Rock Climbing
  • Court Sports
  • Fitness Classes
  • Day Camps
  • Weight Training
  • Social Recreation
  • Youth Programs

Application Deadlines:

    • Winter/Spring: October 1st *We are no longer accepting Recreation Therapy applications for the Spring of 2020. All other internship areas are still taking applications.
    • Fall: June 1st  *We are no longer accepting Recreation Therapy applications for the Fall of 2019 All other internship areas are still taking applications.
    • We are now opening the Summer 2020 TR Internship and closing the Fall 2020 TR Internship.

    (Decisions may be made before deadline)

    *Please note that all internships are unpaid. The only stipend we can guarantee is a free membership to our facility for the duration of an internship.

    How to Apply
    Download  Sports & Fitness Center Internship Application 


    Complete and return to:
    Ability360 Sports & Fitness Center
    5031 E. Washington St.
    Phoenix, AZ85034

    Vice President & General Manager
    Gus LaZear
    GusL@ability360.org

    Exercise Science/Kinesiology
    Brielle Carter
    BrielleC@ability360.org

    Parks & Recreation
    Nick Pryor
    Nickp@ability360.org

    Marketing/Journalism
    Loren Worthington
    LorenW@ability360.org

    After we receive your completed application, you will be contacted.