Career Opportunities

The National Sports Center for the Disabled offers professional opportunities to individuals looking for dynamic and rewarding experiences. Positions are available at the Mountain location in Winter Park, Colorado and the Metro location in Denver, Colorado.

Employment Opportunities
Internship Opportunities


Employment Opportunities


Program Instructor – Therapeutic Horse Riding

The Program Instructor teaches adaptive sports and therapeutic recreation lessons to individuals with disabilities. This position includes instruction in activities for individuals, group lessons, and custom programming. Instructors may determine the usage of adaptive equipment and may also teach instructor and volunteer training clinics (if qualified). Program locations are determined by activity schedule.

Job Description
Job Application

Interested in this opportunity? Please send your resume, cover letter and the employee application to [email protected]


White Water Rafting and Outdoor Recreation Program Coordinator – Denver, CO

The Program Coordinator coordinates operations associated with the NSCD weekly and custom group programs. The Program Coordinator provides direct client services instruction.

Job Description
Job Application

Interested in this opportunity? Please send your resume, cover letter and the employee application to [email protected]


Program Manager – Winter Park, CO

The Program Manager is responsible for the operations of year-round programs based in the Winter Park and Grand County area including employee, intern and volunteer training and supervision, program planning, coordination and implementation. A fundamental duty of this position is the alignment of Winter Park programs with the brand focus and the creation and implementation of a sustainable program plan. The Program Manager must be able to adapt to a continually evolving environment and thrive in an autonomous and deadline-oriented workplace with both attention to detail and global picture of the organization. The Winter Park Program Manager will collaborate with all departments and staff to share resources, and develop, schedule and implement programming.

Job Description
Job Application

Interested in this opportunity? Please send your resume, cover letter and the employee application to [email protected]


Program Instructor – Winter Park, CO

Under the supervisor of the Program Supervisor, the Program Instructor teaches adaptive sports and therapeutic recreation lessons to individuals with disabilities. This position includes instruction in activities for individuals, group lessons and custom programming. Instructors may determine usage of adaptive equipment and may also teach instructor and volunteer training clinics (if qualified). Program locations determined by activity schedule.

Job Description
Job Application

Interested in this opportunity? Please send your resume, cover letter and the employee application to [email protected]

 


Internship Opportunities

NSCD interns transform lives!

The NSCD offers internships in therapeutic recreation, recreation management, experiential education and sports/non-profit management.

College students and developing professionals are encouraged to apply. Interns must currently be enrolled in a University with affiliated coursework; recent graduates or experienced professionals are eligible for the concurrent fieldwork program following the intern application process. The NSCD can customize an internship to meet university requirements.

Internships are based around seven days a week/year-round programming and require weekend and evening work.  Scroll down for position categories descriptions and further information.

Adaptive Sports / Programming Internships and Application Information
Program Internship, Denver, CO 

Therapeutic Recreation Internships and Application Information
Summer Program Internship, Winter Park, CO
Winter Program Internship, Winter Park, CO


Therapeutic Recreation Internships and Application Information

Summer Program Internship | Winter Park, CO

Application deadline: We operate on a rolling basis based on University Requirements – apply today!

The Winter Park internship program is in Grand County, Colorado. Interns will be under the direct supervision of a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist and meet all NCTRC requirements. Non- CTRS candidates who can commit to 560 hours over 14 weeks are also encouraged to apply.

We are an adaptive recreation and sports organization (not a clinical setting), similar to community-based programs.

Interns will receive training and participate in the following programs: paddle sports, therapeutic horseback riding, white water rafting, hiking and a variety of other adventure-based activities.

Interns will have the opportunity to review participant files, assess, develop treatment plans and programming, lead individual and group activities, complete documentation, and make goal-related recommendations.

This internship is fast paced and provides the opportunity to be hands on with participants of all ages and diagnoses.

Location: Winter Park, CO
Duration: May-September, specific dates can be planned around University requirements.
Housing: Provided
Overview: Programming is adaptive adventure-based: including rafting, canoeing, camping, resort activities and therapeutic horseback riding.

Detailed criteria can be found in the internship description.

Summer Program Internship Description

Internship Application

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Winter Program Internship | Winter Park, CO

Application deadline: We operate on a rolling basis Based on University Requirements – apply today! 

The Winter Park internship program is in Grand County, Colorado. Interns will be under the direct supervision of a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist and meet all NCTRC requirements. Non- CTRS candidates who can commit to 560 hours over 14 weeks are also encouraged to apply.

We are an adaptive recreation and sports organization (not a clinical setting), similar to community-based programs.

This internship program is primarily focused on alpine and Nordic skiing; other opportunities may include Paralympic athlete training, snowshoeing, curling, sled hockey, and additional mountain adventure sports. We will provide training and equipment for all required activities.

Interns will have the opportunity to review participant files, assess, develop treatment plans and programming, lead individual and group activities, complete documentation, and make goal-related recommendations.

This internship is fast paced and provides the opportunity to be hands on with participants of all ages and diagnoses.

Location: Winter Park, CO
Duration: Late December-April. Specific dates can be planned around University requirements.
Housing: Available plus a $300/month stipend
Overview: Adaptive alpine and Nordic skiing

Winter Program Internship Description
Internship Application

Please submit application, applicant questions, resume and University requirements to [email protected].


Adaptive Sports / Programming Internships and Application Information

Program Internship | Denver, CO
Application deadline: Accepted on a rolling basis, flexible internship dates

The NSCD is an adaptive recreation and sports organization (not a clinical setting). Program internships are based off programming that operates year-round, based out of Denver, Colorado. Programming is adventure-based recreation, sports leagues, clinics and camps located in the Denver Metro area. Program internships are supervised by the Program Director.  Non-CTRS applicants are encouraged to apply.

Interns have the opportunity to have a tremendous amount of hands-on interactions with participants. This very active internship is focused on water sports, lakefront days, multi-day camps and sport specific clinics without a lot of downtime.

Interns will have the opportunity to review client files, assess, develop treatment plans and programming, train and lead group activities, complete progress notes and make goal-related recommendations.

If you are not directly affiliated with a University, follow the same application process. On the top of the application, complete the section to note your status.

Location: Denver, CO. Internships are based out of Empower Field at Mile High.
Duration: Specific dates can be planned around University requirements.

Detailed criteria found on the internship description.

Program Internship Description

Internship Application

Applicant Questions

Please submit application, applicant questions, resume and University requirements to [email protected].

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