Recreation and Tourism Management

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Internship

 

Internship (RTM 494C for undergrads; RTM 693B for grads) is a requirement for the THRM degree. Enrollment is by permission number and students must have an approved internship to be given permission to enroll. RTM 490 is a pre-requisite for RTM 494C.

Internship hours cannot begin until 1) a contract is initiated between the agency and the university; 2) all related forms are submitted; and 3) the internship packet is approved by the internship course instructor. Review the internship policies and procedures thoroughly.

Undergraduate students are required to enroll in 2 sections of RTM 494C for a total of 6 units of internship. A minimum of 200 hours must be completed for each section, for a total of 400 or more internship hours. Graduate students must complete a minimum of 300 hours for RTM 693B.   

Internship orientation is mandatory for all undergraduate students. The department offers orientation sessions during the fall and spring semesters. Be on the lookout for an email announcing the orientation dates each semester. 

Internship Paperwork Deadlines - All pre-internship paperwork must be submitted to the Internship Instructor by the date indicated to enroll in internship for the following semester.

  • First Friday in December for Spring Semester
  • Second Friday in July for Fall Semester
  • Last Friday in April for Summer Semester

If you are planning to intern in another country the deadline is one month earlier e.g. First Friday in November for the spring semester.

Internship Paperwork - Undergraduate students

Internship Paperwork - Graduate students

Checklist for Internship

  • Attend the Internship Orientation Meeting. 
  • Give a copy of their Degree Progress Report (DPR) to the Internship Coordinator who will then verify internship eligibility.
  • Develop a set of learning objectives (SMART) for the Internship experience.
  • Set up appointments with Agency Supervisor(s) to discuss the feasibility of completing Internship assignments.
  • Once the internship site has been selected, complete the LEARNING PLAN with the Agency Supervisor.
  • Confirm the existence of a general agreement between the agency and CSUN for internship placement (http://www.csun.edu/procure/purch-complete-intern).
  • The LEARNING PLAN must be completed prior to BEGINNING HOURS.
  • The student is expected to follow the policies and duties outlined by the Agency Supervisor, and meet all scheduled commitments and arrangements made in conjunction with the training assignments.
  • The student is expected to perform work assignments to the best of their ability while becoming an integral and participating member of the Agency’s staff and conducting oneself in a professional manner at all times in contacts with staff and clientele.
  • Review the internship policies and procedures thoroughly. 

Approved Internship Sites

Recently approved or currently active Internship Sites  for RTM majors

  Warner Center Marriott Hotel LAUSD- Beyond the Bell middle school unit The Odyssey RestaurantHomewood Suites Hilton Omni Hotel Los Angeles 
 Beverly Hills Marketing Local Japan Inc. Tumbleweed Day CampHostelling International USA Residence Inn Camarillo 
 Cedar Rapids Rough Riders Hockey  Luxtrada Westwood Recreation CenterIHG (Holiday Inn Express) Silver Lake Recreation Center 
 CLD PR Malibu Conference Center Wyndham at Queen MaryLA County Dept Parks & RecreationStaples Center 
 DrewsTickets Mb2 Raceway Inc Zion Ponderosa Ranch ResortLevy Restaurants at STAPLES Starbucks 
 Foreman Financial Inc. Mothers Against Drunk Driving Black Angus SteakhouseLincoln Park Recreation Center Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association 
 Gatten Sushi USA / Sushi Boy Inc North Italia Resturant Boys & Girls Club of Burbank and Greater East Valley (SL)Los Angeles City Dept. of Recreation and Parks, Valley Therapeutic Recreation Center SusieCakes
 Hampton Inn & Suites Camarillo Residence Inn by Marriott Beverly Hills Burbank Park, Recreation and Community Services - Creative Art Center, City ofMalibu Parks and Recreation Department, City of  Town & Country Event Rentals (CP)
 Hyatt Pinon Pointe Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce Camarillo Hospitality and TourismMountains Recreation & Conservation AuthorityUCLA Recreation 
 L.A Department of Recreation & Parks Street Poets Inc. Channel Islands National Park MS Travel Tours U.S. Forest Service Southern California Consurtuim

West Valley Family YMCA  Uplift Communities Los Angeles    

Confirm the existence of a general agreement between the agency and CSUN for internship placement (https://techsupport.csun.edu/supportRW.jsp?id=105064&access_key=Gs5umcSD8dw8jaXg%20). Or see if the internship agency agreement is pending (https://techsupport.csun.edu/supportRW.jsp?id=105411&access_key=jxec3yXJVEefve5N). Check the listing of your agency on the approved CSUN list. If not previously approved then request approval. Internship agreement request form is available in the internship paperwork.