Recreation Management Internships

An internship is required for Recreation Management majors and is designed to be a culminating experience in which students put into practice what they have learned. REC 450 (REC 450 Internship Course Syllabus) undergraduate internship (16 credits) is 16 weeks with a minimum of 40 hours per week. REC 700 graduate internship is 6 credits for a minimum number of 420 hours, working either part-time or full-time. The time frame for the internship begins one week before courses begin and ends 16 weeks after. The internship should encompass all of the following areas:

  • Programming
  • Marketing & Public Relations
  • Human Resource Management
  • Facility Operation & Maintenance
  • Budgeting and Financial Management

Interns will receive a letter grade for their internship experience.  They are responsible for the following throughout the internship:

Additionally, the student is responsible for the internship site supervisor submitting the following:

Interns within a 250-mile radius of La Crosse will receive a visit from his or her faculty advisor.  Students outside the 250-mile radius will communicate with the advisor by telephone and other electronic means.

Current Students

Career Development

Contact Information

Gretchen Newhouse, Ph.D., GCDF
Internship Coordinator
Assistant Professor
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
Department of Recreation Management and Therapeutic Recreation
2036 Health Science Center
1725 State Street
La Crosse, WI 54601
Office: 608-785-8209
Fax: 608-785-8206
E-mail: gnewhouse@uwlax.edu