Internships(RTTR 399 / up to 12 semester hours)
The internship experience is designed to serve as a practical vehicle of transition for students to make the change from classroom to recreation/tourism/therapeutic recreation settings. Within the structured environment of a university approved agency/site and under the direct supervision of a university approved professional in the field, the student receives guidance in transitioning from the academic setting to the role of an employee in a “real life” worksite.
Recreation Tourism Interns
Complete a 480 hour (12 consecutive weeks) or 600 hour (15 consecutive weeks) placement under the supervision of a qualified recreation specialist. P/NC only
Therapeutic Recreation Interns
Complete a 600 hour (15 consecutive weeks) placement under the supervision of a qualified recreation specialist. P/NC only
- Senior standing in the RTTR major
- Completion of recreation core courses
- 2.50 GPA overall as it appears in DARS (Degree Audit Reporting System) at the end of the semester preceding the internship experience
2014 RTTR Internship Locations
The Winona State University RTTR program provides a variety of internship locations to choose from. In the past RTTR students have interned at city parks and recreation departments, medical health centers, youth camps, and many more places. A full listing of internship locations (PDF) is also available.