Internship documents & directions

Internship Deadlines.

Keep in mind it takes time to process all the electronic signatures. Waiting till the deadline will not mean your application will be expedited.


Spring - December 19th

Summer - May 8th
Fall - August 12th


Four Internship Options Available for In-Person Major Programs

1. Full Time - 12 credit internship 

  • Must be last semester of program.
  • Will be enrolled in NLM/PRM/CSM/TDM 463 for 12 credits
  • Full-time hours for 14 weeks = 540 hours total last semester
  • No courses can be taken with Internship.
  • Recreational therapy students are required to complete a 12 credit internship the last semester of program and cannot select any below options. Full-time 40 hours a week for 14 weeks = 560 hours total.

2. Part Time - 6 credit Internship last two semesters completed over senior year

  • Must be last 2 semesters of program
  • Will be enrolled in NLM/PRM/CSM/TDM 463 for 6 credits for two semesters consecutively
  • Part-time hours each semester = 135 last two semesters.
  • 2 non-core courses allowed each semester to accommodate for full time status but not required.

3. Part Time - 6 credit internship + 6 credits of non-core SCRD related courses

  • Must be last semester of program
  • Will be enrolled in NLM/PRM/CSM/TDM 463 for 6
  • Part-time hours each semester = 270 last semester.
  • 6 credits of non-core SCRD courses (NLM, PRM, CRD, CSM, TDM)  different than required credits built into major already. No double dipping,

4. Professional track

  • For those who have industry experience
  • Service learning experience or enrichment project at current place of employment 
  • Must be last semester of program
  • Enrolled in CRD 435 for 3 credits
  • Enrolled in 9 credits of SCRD classes (NLM, PRM, CRD, CSM, TDM) different than required credits in program. No double dipping,


Option for Tourism and Recreation Online Degree

6 credit internship

  • Must be last semester of program
  • Will be enrolled in TDM 484 for 6 credits
  • Can take non-core classes with internship
  • Part-time hours = 270 last semester.
  • Session A or B


Minor/Certificate/BIS & WP Carey Concentration  Internship Option

  • 3 credit internship
  • Will be enrolled in NLM/PRM/CSM/TDM 484 for 3 credits
  • 3 credits = 135 hours


Submit an Internship Application Proposal

  • Once you submit your application an elecronic internship packet will be emailed to you and your supervisor for signature.
  • The quality of the internship – both the degree of professional experience gained by students and the quality of work they perform – is impacted by the plans made and recorded in the Internship packet.  This agreement provides the framework that ensures everyone is on the same page and working together as the student progresses toward completing the requirements needed for graduation
  • Core Competency Form -  We stress the progressive development of core competencies, which our faculty believe are common to all types of agencies associated with our majors. Core competencies are developed through course content (knowledge), and the knowledge applied (skill or ability) through course projects/assignments.   The form is included in the packet and will be completed by the Agency Internship Supervisor.
  • Work Variance Form - Students who wish to complete an internship at the same location where they currently work must complete this form included in the docusign packet. The purpose of the form is to allow the student to demonstrate new responsibilities, projects, and or assignments that significantly differ from their current responsibilities.  
  • Recreation Therapy students will be required to submit additional documents such as Supervisor Resume, Supervisor CTRS Certificate, Copy of internship Manual.


**Your DARS will be checked one last time to ensure all required coursework is complete before this packet is sent. Please allow time for application to be reviewed. Once your internship is approved and the packet is completed by student, supervisor and internship coordinator we will enroll you into the TDM/NLM/CSM/PRM 463 or 484 Internship Course. You cannot register prior to approval.**