Outdoor Adventure Leadership

General Information for Outdoor Adventure Leadership Students

Outdoor Adventure Leadership students who wish to complete an Advanced Fieldwork or Internship experience need to:

  1. Download and read the Internship & Advanced Fieldwork Manual for OAL majors.
  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.
  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 Agency Acceptance Form, fill in the necessary information (see directions), and then send the form to the site supervisor to complete.
  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.
  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
  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.
  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
  10. Complete the Department of RLS Internship Agency Evaluation form and email it to your Ithaca College internship supervisor.

If you have any questions about the procedures and/or forms, please contact the RLS Internship Coordinator.


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

Advanced Fieldwork

Credits: 8

  • A grade of B- or less in RLS 24800
  • Permission of department chair

Internship in Recreation & Leisure Studies

Credits: 8-11

  • 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

Department Contacts

Dr. Jan Monroe, CTRS
Internship Coordinator and Chair

Michelle Lang
RLS Administrative Assistant

OAL majors
Important Due Dates

Application for Internship/GPA Calculator: F, 9/21/18
Agency Acceptance Form: F, 11/9/18
Student Placement Form: F, 11/30/18

Application for Internship/GPA Calculator: F, 11/16/18
Agency Acceptance Form: F, 4/5/19
Student Placement Form: F, 4/19/19

Application for Internship/GPA Calculator: F, 2/1/19
Agency Acceptance Form: F, 4/19/19
Student Placement Form: F, 5/3/19

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


If you are majoring in Outdoor Adventure Leadership, here are the documents that you will need to use in order to set up your fieldwork and internship placement. The RLS Internship Coordinator will help you if you have any questions. Once these forms are filled out and approved, you will automatically be enrolled in the appropriate course.

The following form must be completed and returned to the RLS Internship Coordinator while you are at your field placement site. Refer to the Internship / Advanced Fieldwork Manual for more information and due dates.