Recreation Internship Information
Recreation Internship Coordinator
- Name:Randy J. Virden
- Office: SPX 48
- Phone: 408.924.3199
The 100 hour practicum followed by a 400 hour (560 for TR) internships are designed to give the recreation student on-the-job experience. Supervision during the internship is Check SpartaJobs provided by the university and agency. to find an internship opportunity here in the area. Check below for additional opportunities:
- Career Center
- California Park & Recreation Society
- U.S. Recreation Internship Listings
- 1 Unit Recreation Practicum (HRTM 170A)
- 4 Units Internship in Recreation (HRTM 170B or 170C)
Plan ahead. If you have a specific area or location where you would like to complete your internship it may take planning a year in advance. Certainly, don't wait any longer than the semester before you intend to register for an internship to search for and secure one. This is a self-directed, at times challenging, yet very rewarding activity. It is a time to search for an opportunity to both apply what you've learned in an area related to your career goals and an opportunity to learn 1st hand from those currently working in your field of interest. Once you have identified a potential internship opportunity meet with your internship coordinator to obtain approval to use that site/situation for an internship.
After you have approval, complete the paperwork found in your internship packet:
Finally, at the start of the semester, if you are registered for an internship, attend the meeting convened by your internship coordinator. This is typically a 2 hour meeting the day before classes start each semester.