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internships

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. Learn more about our internship requirements.

POTENTIAL INTERNSHIPS

Community Recreation & Youth Development:

Adventure Bound
Bloomfield Leisure Services
Boys and Girls Club of Lower Naugatuck Valley
Boys and Girls Club of Stamford
Brooklyn Parks and Recreation
Camp Birch Hill
Canton Parks and Recreation
Carmel Recreation and Parks
Cheshire Parks & Recreation
Choate Rosemary Hall
Chippanee Country Club
Colchester Parks and Recreation
Common Ground Summer Camp
Community Partners Action - Sage
CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
CT Yankee Council Boy Scouts of America (Camp Sequassen)
Department of Community Services
East Hartford Parks and Recreation
East Hartford YMCA
Farmington Valley YMCA
Fairfield Parks and Recreation
Fairfield YMCA
Farm Neck Golf Club
Farmington Community Services
Georgia State Games
Glastonbury Parks and Recreation
Guilford Parks and Recreation Department 
Greenwich Parks & Recreation
Greenwich Youth Services Bureau
Hamden Arts, Recreation, & Culture
Hartford Families, Children, Youth and Recreation Department
Hearth at Tuxis Pond
Holiday Hill Camp in Prospect
Holiday Hill Day Camp
INMS Arden Golf Club
Lake Compounce
Make A Wish CT
Manchester Parks & Recreation
Monroe Parks and Recreation Department
Montville Parks and Recreation
Navy Northwest Region Family Readiness Program
Naugatuck Parks and Recreation
Newtown Parks & Recreation Department
New Haven Parks and Recreation
Newington Parks & Recreation
New London Recreation Department
New Milford Parks and Recreation
North Branford Parks and Recreation
North Haven Recreation
Norwich Recreation
Oneida Family YMCA
Patchogue Family YMCA
Prospect Parks and Recreation
Rocky Hill Parks & Recreation Department
Seacamp Association
Solar Youth
Solnit Center North (DCF)
Soundview Family YMCA
Southbury Parks & Recreation
South Suburban Parks and Recreation
Spanish Trails
Supportive Children's Advocacy Network
The Hide Out
The Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts
Town of Groton
Town of Hamden Recreation Department
Town of Manchester
Town of Shelton Parks and Recreation
Town of Watertown
Town of Westport Parks and Recreation
Town of Weston Parks and Recreation
Trumbull Recreation
Trumbull YMCA
Wakeman Boys and Girls Club Smilow-Burroughs Clubhouse
Wallingford Parks & Recreation
Westchester County Parks and Recreation
West Haven Community House Assoc. Inc.
West Haven Parks & Recreation
Wilton Parks and Recreation
Winding Trails
Woodloch Pines
Woodruff Family YMCA
Yale New Haven Hospital - Volunteer Services
YMCA Camp Sloper Outdoor Center
YMCA of Greenwich
Youth Village

Therapeutic Recreation:
Adelbrook
Albert J. Solnit Children's Center South (formerly Riverview Hospital)
Alzheimer's Resource Center of CT
Arden House
Arc of the Farmington Valley
Carillon Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
Amberwoods of Farmington
Andover Department of Community Services
Beacon Brook Health Center
Bridgeport Health Care Center
Bridgeport Hospital - Ahlbins Center for Rehabilitation
Continuum of Care
CT Valley Hospital
Gladeview Rehabilitation and Health Care Center
Good Samaritan Nursing Home
Hartford Hospital (Institute of Living)
Hospital for Special Care
Kennedy Center
Life Care Center of Auburn
Masonicare at Newtown
Middlesex Health Care Center
Paradigm of West Haven Health and Rehab Center
Pond Ridge (Masonicare/ Ashlar Village)
Spirit Horse Therapeutic Riding Center
Talcott Center for Child Development
The Kennedy Center
VA CT Healthcare System
Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Yale Grimes New Haven Hospital
Yale New Haven Hospital- Children's Psychiatric Inpatient Service
Yale New Haven Hospital- Psychiatric Hospital

Tourism, Hospitality, & Event Management:
American Cruise Lines - Guilford, CT
American Hospitality Academy - Miami, FL
City of New Haven Arts, Culture and Tourism - New Haven, CT
CT Convention and Sports Bureau - Hartford, CT
Exponential Creations LLC - Trumbull, CT
Goldenview Firenze - Greenwich, CT
The Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts - Westport, CT
Live Nation at Oakdale Theater - Wallingford, CT
Madison Beach Hotel - Guilford, CT
Make-A-Wish CT - Trumbull, CT
Maui Beachfront Rentals - Lahaina, HI
MetroWest Visitors Bureau - Hopkinton, MA
Mystic Chamber of Commerce - Mystic, CT
New Haven Folk Alliance - New Haven, CT
Oakdale Theater - Wallingford, CT
Paisley Events - Ridgefield, CT
Residence Inn Rocky Hill - Rocky Hill, CT
Sheraton Hartford - Hartford, CT
South Vagabond Cruise - Hilton Head, SC
Wedding Event Planning - St. Thomas, VI
Woodloch Pines - Hawley, PA

Other resources

Community Recreation & Youth Development:

National Recreation and Parks Association (NRPA)
NRPA Annual Conference
Connecticut Recreation & Parks Association (CRPA)
CRPA Annual Conference
New Haven Parks and Recreation
YMCA
Natural Resources Conservation Service

Therapeutic Recreation:

American Therapeutic Recreation Association
ATRA Annual Conference
National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification
Special Olympics of Connecticut
Special Olympics
Therapeutic Recreation Directory
Bureau of Labor Statistics: Therapeutic Recreation

Tourism, Hospitality, & Event Management:

UN World Tourism Organization
Global Code of Ethics for Tourism
World Travel and Tourism Council
Visit Connecticut