WSU RTTR Internships

Internships

The RTTR internship experience is designed to provide an opportunity for students to make the change from classroom to RTTR 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.

RTTR Internship Locations

The 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. 

Check out our database of internship sites.

Recreation Tourism Interns

  • RTTR 397-01: 10 credits/480 hours (12 consecutive weeks)
  • RTTR 397-02: 12 credits/600 hours (15 consecutive weeks)
  • Placement under the supervision of a qualified recreation specialist
  • P/NC only

Therapeutic Recreation Interns

  • RTTR 399-01: 10 credits/600 hours (15 consecutive weeks)
  • RTTR 399-02: 12 credits/600 hours (15 consecutive weeks)
  • Placement under the supervision of a qualified CTRS (PDF)
  • P/NC only

Eligibility:

  • Senior standing in the RTTR major
  • Completion of all required RTTR core courses with a minimum grade of a C
  • 2.50 GPA overall as it appears in DARS

Practicums

(RTTR 398 / 3 credits)

The practicum in the field of Recreation Tourism and Therapeutic Recreation offers students the chance to explore one of the many career paths that an education in RTTR prepares them for. A practicum provides experiential education in order for students to gain the opportunity to further their professional development by immersing themselves into the career path of their choice.

  • Practicum Requirements
    • 100 hours
  • Prerequisites:
    • Students majoring in RT and/or TR
      • RTTR 229: Foundations of Recreation and Leisure Studies
      • RTTR 245: Therapeutic Recreation and Services
    • Other students:
      • Permission of the RTTR practicum coordinator
      • RTTR practicums may be repeated once, for credit, at a different site
  • Possible Practicum Opportunities
    • OERC - RT
    • Park and Recreation - RT
    • YMCA - RT
    • Senior Centers - TR
    • Schools TR

  • RTTR Practicum Locations:
    The RTTR program maintains a database of possible practicum locations to choose from. In the past, RTTR students have found positions at city parks and recreation departments, medical health centers, youth camps, and many more places that you can choose from. Here is our database of Practicum Job Sites.

  • Contact:
    Lorene Olson, Ph.D.,C.T.R.S.
    Faculty Practicum Coordinator
    Phone: 507.457.5499/800.242.8978