Internships

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One of the key academic and professional development experiences our students receive is field experience through internships. There are generally two internships required of the undergraduate student. One internship follows the junior year, after successful completion of prerequisite upper division courses, which prepares students for programming in a variety of settings. This 300-level internship is customarily a summer experience, entailing an 8-week, 320-hour exposure in an approved setting under both agency professional and university faculty supervision. This internship is followed by additional upper division coursework in preparation for the 400-level internship the following summer, entailing a 12-week, 480-hour experience with emphasis on supervision, administrative and management duties. Agency and university supervision is provided. For a more detailed explanation of the internship requirements, please read our handout.
The two internships combined earn the student 9 credit hours toward the degree and enhance preparedness for professional employment. Along with the portfolio, internships fill out the student's profile as a prepared and well-rounded individual ready for the challenges of the profession.The internship process is an important part of the student's education and preparation for their future careers. In the past, students have successfully completed internships at the following:

Bainbridge-Decatur County YMCA 
Bedford Youth Soccer                         
Bethany Parks & Recreation 
Boys and Girls Club of Lower Naugatuck Valley 
Branford Parks & Recreation
Brookhaven Parks & Recreation
Camp Happiness, City of Milford Camp Twin Lakes, Inc.
Central Connecticut Coast YMCA - Woodruff Family YMCA
Cheshire Parks & Recreation
City Of Milford Recreation Department
City of Waterbury Bureau of Recreation
CYC, Boy Scouts of America - Camp Sequassen
Coventry  Parks & Recreation
Dolphin Journeys 

East Hartford Parks & Recreation Greater Waterbury YMCA
Greenwich Parks & Recreation 
Guilford Parks and Recreation Department                                                
Hamden Parks & Recreation                                                                
Hamden/North Haven YMCA
Manchester Parks & Recreation  
Mohegan Tribe Recreation and Community                                                                  
Monroe Parks and Recreation Department
New Britain Parks and Recreation Department
New Haven Parks, Recreation & Trees
New Haven YMCA Youth Center 
New Britain Parks & Recreation
New Milford Parks & Recreation
Newington Parks & Recreation                                                                    
Newtown Parks & Recreation Department
North Branford Parks & Recreation Department
Ocean Community YMCA
Office of Residential Life (SCSU) 
Orange Park and Recreation
Oxford Parks and Recreation
Plainville Park & Recreation Department
Rocky Hill Parks & Recreation Department
Soundview Family YMCA
South Windsor Child Development Center
Stamford Parks & Recreation
The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp
Wallingford Parks & Recreation
West Haven Parks & Recreation                                                                   
Westport Parks and Recreation
Wolcott Park & Recreation Department
Woodruff Family YMCA
DRIVE 2 Succeed