Title

Outdoor Adventure Leadership

Hands-on experiences to complement your classroom learning.

Courses

The following courses are offered for Outdoor Adventure Leadership majors. You must indicate which course you will be registering for on the Student Placement Form.

RLS-44100
Internship in Recreation & Leisure Studies

Credits: 8-11
Prerequisites:

  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00
  • Minimum GPA of 2.50 in RLS courses
  • Minimum GPA of 3.00 in RLS-24800
  • Completion of at least 24 credits of required RLS courses and 6 credits of recreation electives
  • Approval of department chair

RLS-34900
Advanced Fieldwork

Credits: 8

Students must have completed at least 24 credits of required RLS courses and 6 credits of recreation electives. If any of the following apply, however, students will need to enroll in Advanced Fieldwork (instead of Internship), which requires students to intern within 200 miles of Ithaca College to receive closer faculty supervision:

  • A grade of B- or less in RLS 24800
  • Cumulative GPA of less than 2.00
  • GPA in RLS courses of less than 2.50

Permission of department chair required.

Important Due Dates

Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies

Internship

Important Due Dates

NOTE: there will be a required internship zoom meeting on September 15, 2020 at 12:05 pm.

IMPORTANT NOTE: A legal affiliation contract must be in place between the agency and Ithaca College before you can start your internship. If a contract with your preferred placement does not exist, you will need to submit your Site Acceptance Form several weeks, or even a month or two, earlier than these due dates so a contract can be arranged. Be aware that developing a contract may take from six months to a year.

Spring 2021 Internship

Application for Internship/GPA Calculator: Friday, 9/25/2020

Agency Acceptance Form: Friday, 11/13/2020

Student Placement Form: Friday, 11/27/2020

Summer 2021 Internship

Application for Internship/GPA Calculator: Friday, 2/19/2021

Agency Acceptance Form: Friday, 4/9/2021

Student Placement Form: Friday, 4/23/2021

Fall 2021 Internship

Application for Internship/GPA Calculator: Friday, 2/12/2021

Agency Acceptance Form: Friday, 4/23/2021

Student Placement Form: Friday, 5/14/2021

If these deadlines are not met, the student will need to wait until the following semester to complete their internship.

NOTE: Please send all materials to Dr. Elich Monroe at monroej@ithaca.edu

Steps to Complete Advanced Fieldwork or Internship

1. Download and read the Internship & Advanced Fieldwork Manual for OAL majors.

file-outline OAL Internship Manual 10-2019.pdf - OAL Internship Manual 10-2019.pdf (4.47 MB)

2. Download the Application for Internship or Advanced Fieldwork Form and the GPA Calculator Spreadsheet. Follow the procedures for filling out the form as stated in the guidelines. This form then needs to be submitted to the RLS Internship Coordinator.

file-outline OAL Application.docx - OAL Application.docx (20.76 KB)
file-outline OAL GPA Calculator.xlsx - OAL GPA Calculator.xlsx (17.64 KB)

3. Once approved you will receive an e-mail requesting that you set up a meeting with the RLS Internship Coordinator.

4. In consultation with your academic adviser and the RLS Internship Coordinator, begin researching potential sites.

5. Once a site has been identified and approved by the RLS Internship Coordinator, download the OAL Site Acceptance Form, fill in the top portion of page 1, and then send the form to the site supervisor to complete.

file-outline OAL Site Acceptance Form.docx - OAL Site Acceptance Form.docx (52.86 KB)

6. Once the RLS Internship Coordinator has received the Site Acceptance Form from the site, you will need to complete the OAL Student Placement Form. Note that ALL information on this form (except for the signatures) must be typed.

file-outline OAL Student Placement Form.docx - OAL Student Placement Form.docx (33.94 KB)

7. Upon confirmation of your placement, complete the Internship Requirements Checklist based on your start and end dates, and submit it to the Internship Coordinator.

file-outline OAL Internship Requirements Checklist .docx - OAL Internship Requirements Checklist .docx (16.56 KB)

8. By the end of the first week you are actually on site, complete the Student Information Form and return it to your Faculty Supervisor.

file-outline OAL Student Information Form.docx - OAL Student Information Form.docx (32.83 KB)

9. Submit to the Faculty Supervisor both a Midterm Evaluation Form and a Final Evaluation Form, completed by your agency supervisor with comments provided by you, at the appropriate mid-point and end of your internship.

file-outline OAL Midterm Evaluation_0.docx - OAL Midterm Evaluation_0.docx (27.23 KB)
file-outline OAL Final Evaluation_0.docx - OAL Final Evaluation_0.docx (27.67 KB)

10. Complete the Department of RLS Internship Agency Evaluation Form and submit it to your Ithaca College internship supervisor.

file-outline Internship Agency Evaluation.docx - Internship Agency Evaluation.docx (13.55 KB)

Questions?

Dr. Jan Monroe
RLS Internship Coordinator
G42 Hill Center
Ithaca College
953 Danby Road
Ithaca, NY 14850