In the real world

You will work full-time for 12 weeks at an internship during your last semester at USF. You choose your area of interest. USF students have worked with the following organizations, just to mention a few:

Public Recreation

  • Bolingbrook Park District
  • City of Dallas Parks & Recreation, Dallas, Texas
  • Chicago Park District, Chicago, Ill.
  • Joliet Park District, Joliet, Ill
  • Forest Preserve of Will County, Joliet, Ill.
  • YMCA Trout Lodge & Camp Lakewood, Potosi, Mo.


Sport Operations Managment

  • Career Sports & Entertainment, Atlanta, Ga.
  • Joliet Jackhammers Baseball, Joliet, Ill.
  • Kane County Cougars Baseball, Geneva, Ill.
  • University of Illinois – Chicago Athletic Department, Chicago, Ill.
  • McCook Athletic and Exposition Center, McCook, Ill.
  • World Team Tennis, Chicago, Ill.
  • United States Soccer Federation, Chicago, Ill.


Tourism and Hospitality Management

  • Disney World, Kissimmee, Fla.
  • Hyatt Regency Hilton Oceanfront Resort, Hilton Head Island, S.C.
  • Sundial Beach & Golf Resort, Sanibel Island, Fla.
  • Amelia Island Plantation, Amelia Island, Fla.
  • Wilderness Trails Ranch, Bayfield, Colo.
  • Vail Resorts, Vail, Colo.


Therapeutic Recreation

  • Silver Cross Hospital, Behavior Health Services, Joliet, Ill.
  • Fox Valley Special Recreation Association, Aurora, Ill.
  • The Janet Pomeroy Center, San Francisco, Calif.
  • Shriners Hospitals for Children, Chicago, Ill.
  • Northwest Special Recreation Association, Rolling Meadows, Ill.
  • Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Ill.