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:

Adanti Student Center & Conference Services
Beardsley Zoo
CT Conventions and Sports Bureau
CT Office of Culture and Tourism
Cultural Vistas
Delamar Greenwich Harbor
Discover New England, Portsmouth, NH
Disney Internship Program
Fleishmann-Hillard, NY
Florence Griswold Museum, Old Lyme, CT
Geckos Grassroots Adventures
Global Links
GoGo Worldwide Vacations- Branch 178
Greater Hartford Convention & Visitors Bureau, Hartford CT
Jet Vacations
John Lyman Center for the Performing Arts, Southern Connecticut State University
Kalu Yala Independent Study Abroad and Entrepreneurial Internships
Mark Twain House, Hartford CT
Mystic Aquarium, Mystic, CT
New Britain Museum of Art, New Britain, CT
Paisley Events, LLC
Quassy Amusement Park, Middlebury, CT
The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk, CT
Tourism Cares
Travel Exchange
Visit New Haven, CT
Witan Intelligence Strategies, Inc.