All majors in Recreation and Leisure Studies engage in an internship in their last semester of coursework. An internship is the culmination of the degree program and a transition between classroom work and "the real world" of work.
The internship experience is 12-credit hours, and is the equivalent of a full-time job. Students will take a Pre-Internship course at least one semester in advance of the actual internship, where you will learn how to search for and connect with, an internship site that will help you to meet your professional goals.
In addition to the Pre-Internship course, Faculty Mentors will provide guidance and advice about potential sites and experiences. Students who are active learners during internship, and who seek out professional networking opportunities tend to be the most successful in the workplace after graduation.
Below you will find more information about the internship experience for your particular major, as well as the Internship Manual, resources, and forms for your degree program.
RCTX 4902/4990 Internship Manual - Version 3; Updated October 2010