STRAPS (South Texas Regional Adaptive and Para Sports) is an Adaptive sports program whose mission is to organize, promote, administer, and conduct a variety of adaptive and Paralympic sports for wounded veterans and other adults and youth. We offer a variety of internships from Recreational Therapy, Adaptive Physical Education, and Recreation Administration.
The STRAPS Internship Program is available in the Spring and Fall Semester and during the summer for Fieldwork. A Certified Recreational Therapy Specialist (CTRS) supervises STRAPS interns during their internship.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Interns for STRAPS assist coaches in providing recreational sports opportunities to athletes with physical disabilities and visual impairments. Duties and tasks may include but are not limited to equipment maintenance and management, covering practices, and working with the supervisor to complete administrative tasks.
STRAPS interns are expected to commit to a full semester or summer as follows:
-Spring: January through May
-Fall: August through January
-Summer Fieldwork: June through August
The STRAPS internship is a full-time commitment, with little to no time for a part-time job. The STRAPS program requires interns to work a minimum of 600 hours for internship placements over at least 15 weeks. Fieldwork placements are a minimum of 200 hours over the course of at least ten weeks.
The STRAPS Internship Program is unpaid.
Since STRAPS is a part of the non-profit organization Morgan’s Wonderland, there is no guarantee that an internship will lead to a job with the STRAPS organization. However, it could open other opportunities outside of the organization for employment. This internship will help you gain an understanding of what it takes to be a part of the adaptive sports community and will help you build connections with other organizations that provide similar services.
Yes. Interns will be exposed to all the requirements listed by NCTRC for internship placements, including but not limited to the Domains as specified by the NCTRC.
All interns must be CPR, First Aid, and AED certified, complete SafeSport training, and complete a background check prior to working with participants. STRAPS is looking for interns that will take initiative, are self-motivated, and committed to helping STRAPS enhance the lives of the athletes who participate in the program