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Thank you for your interest in becoming an intern with Higher Ground! In addition to this online form, please submit your letter of interest and resume in order for your application to be complete. You may either attach your letter of interest and resume on the last page of this application, or email them to

Internship Application Deadlines:
Winter/Spring - August 15
Summer - January 15
Fall (occasionally offered) - March 30

Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis, but must be received by the deadline for the timeframe of interest. Intern selection typically occurs 3-4 months prior to the start of an internship. Please let us know if you have a deadline that occurs prior to our selection and we will consider an alternate timeline based on your qualifications.
Personal Information


Internship Information
Internship timelines vary depending on: program of focus (Veteran-focused, Adaptive-focused, Development-focused), peak programming timeframes, school requirements, and supervisor/intern availability. Start and end dates may vary, but internships are usually scheduled for a minimum of 15 weeks in order to meet NCTRC requirements for recreational therapy students.

All summer internship placements begin in May, June, or early July.

Winter/spring veteran program internship placements typically begin in December or early January.

Adaptive program winter internship placements are scheduled mid-November through mid-April; a five-month commitment.

Please indicate your interest in the following internship opportunities:

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Interest & Experience

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Logistical Stuff

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Please provide three (3) professional references (supervisor, professor, coworker, etc.) with their current contact information. Click "Add Reference" to add the next one.

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Please submit a letter of interest and your resume by either uploading them here, or emailing them to Please upload files in PFD or Word format.