RTTR Interns return to campus to share their experiences with the faculty and students.
(RTTR 399 / up to 12 semester hours)
The internship experience has been 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.
RT interns: complete a 480 hour (12 consecutive weeks) or 600 hour (15 consecutive weeks) placement under the supervision of a qualified recreation specialist
TR interns: complete a 600 hour (15 consecutive weeks) placement under the supervision of a qualified recreation specialist.
- 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
Lorene Olson, Ph.D., C.T.R.S.
Faculty Internship Coordinator
Phone: 507.457.5499 / 800.242.8978
RTTR Internship Administrative Assistant
Internship Handbook, version: 2010 (PDF)
Sample Resume (PDF)
Sample Cover Letter (PDF)
Internship Search Tips (PDF)
Internship agreement form (PDF)
Internship data sheet form (PDF)
RTTR quality improvement form (PDF)
RT bi-monthly work summary form (PDF)
TR bi-monthly work summary form (PDF)
Forms completed by supervisorsRTTR quality improvement form (PDF)
RTTR agency mid-point evaluation (PDF)
RTTR agency final evaluation (PDF)
The Winona State University RTTR program provides a variety of internship sites to choose from. Students have interned at city parks and recreation departments, medical health centers, youth camps, and many other places. The full internship database is also available. (PDF)
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