Internship: Recreation and Park Management
full-time internship in a recreation, park or leisure service
organization or business. Supervision is provided by faculty
and also by personnel at the host site. Note: Refer to the
Manual for procedures and requirements. Prerequisites:
RPTA 1, RPTA 30,
RPTA 32, RPTA 42, RPTA 101, RPTA
105, RPTA 106, RPTA 109, RPTA 110, RPTA 136 and approval
of academic advisor and internship coordinator. Units: 10.0-15.0.
All students in the Recreation
Administration major must complete an internship. For Recreation
and Park Management Concentration Students (Commercial, Community
and Recreation Resource), this usually this is done over the summer
for the full 10 units (195E). Students should be advised that
195 is a course that cannot be registered for through CMS (MySacState).
All paperwork must be completed and signed by their advisor and the
department chair, and then the student will be enrolled in the class.
- Students are responsible
for finding their own internship locations.
- On the department's forms
page, students should download and read the Internship Manual
which has all of the necessary paperwork.
- Your internship advisor will
most likely not be the same person as your academic advisor (due
to faculty workloads). Your internship advisor may also change
during the internship, but the 195 syllabus and required
assignments are standard for all students.
- The internship is 10 units (400
hours). At 40 hours a week, that's 10 weeks.
- Students must have all of
their core courses completed before signing up for their
- Students must also have
600 hours of documented pre-internship completed before their
internship. (See the Internship Manual.)
- Therapeutic Recreation
Concentration students should speak with Dr. Jennifer Piatt
regarding their internship requirements for 195D.
- RPTA Minors are not
required to complete an internship.