Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies

Recreation & Leisure Studies Internships

Students pursuing a degree in Recreation and Leisure Studies have the opportunity to apply the knowledge, methods, and leadership techniques learned in academic courses in real-world settings through internships. Generally completed during a student's senior year, internships allow students to gain a minium of 560 hours of experience at an agency that provides therapeutic recreation services.

Examples of internship placements for Recreation and Leisure Studies include, but are not limited to:

Nature-based Tourism at USM

Enrollment in the Nature Tourism Minor can increase your understanding and enjoyment of nature while enhancing future employment opportunities in ecotourism and adventure recreation businesses, wilderness equipment outfitters, or organizations that focus on environmental education.

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