Selecting An Internship Site
How do I find an internship?
First: Decide what you want to do
- What are you career goals?
- What type of experience are you seeking?
- What skills do you want to test or gain?
- What kind of organizations are you interested in working for?
Second: Determine Needed Criteria and Requirements
- Understand the essential 5 core area requirements for the Recreation Management Internship: Programming, Marketing & Public Relations, Human Resource Management, Facility Operation and Maintenance, and Budgeting & Financial Management
- Surf on-line the Recreation Management Internship website
- Contact the internship administrative assistant for the internship manual
- REMINDER: The Recreation Management Program determines internship criteria and gives you a letter grade. Your internship site supervisor will most likely be asked to evaluate your performance, but your faculty advisor gives the final grade.
Third: Gather information
- Talk to former students and professionals about where they did their internships
- Make an appointment with your on-campus Career Services
- Explore professional associations
- Surf on-line the Recreation Management Internship website and the internship site directory
- If you are are interested in an unapproved internship site, please click on the unapproved sites link
Fourth: Take action to prepare and apply
- Research the organizations
- Determine what is needed to apply for the position
- Update and edit your resume, cover letter, and references with the assistance of your on-campus Career Services
- Apply to the organizations that you are interested in, setting up interviews if possible
- Be persistent and follow up