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Internship is an important part of the RRT degree, especially for students in the Recreational Therapy track. There are two types of internships (Internship I & Internship II). Please review the internship requirements and options for the two tracks below:

  • Rehabilitation Track students: Internship is NOT required. Internship I is recommended for students to take as an advising-approved elective.
  • Recreational Therapy Track students: Internship I AND Internship II are required.
  • Internship I (LEI 4940 - 6 credits)

    Required for Recreational Therapy Track students and Recommended for Rehabilitation Track students. Internship I includes a total of 320 hours of practicum experience. Students have the option to complete two separate 160-hour rotations at an approved therapeutic agency (3 credits each) OR a full 320 hours at one approved agency (6 credits).

  • Internship II (LEI 4941 - 12 credits)

    Required for Recreational Therapy Track students. Internship II includes a total of 560 hours of practicum experience and is required by the NCTRC to become a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS). Students must complete the 560-hour, 14-week internship at one agency under the supervision of a CTRS. Students should note that this is a full-time work commitment (40 hours a week).

Internship Sites

All internship locations must be approved by the internship coordinator before the internship begins. The internship coordinator offers several ‘Internship Orientation Meetings’ every semester to review the steps to obtain an internship and the requirements to complete a placement.

Please note that the list below is not a list of ALL the possible internship opportunities that exist; it just includes agencies with which FIU is currently affiliated. We add new agencies every semester.

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