Job Listing Resources:
- RPTS Job Postings
- TAMU Career Center
- Related Internship and Job Websites
- Student-Created Internship Websites
Each student is responsible for researching positions, contacting employers, and applying for jobs and volunteer positions that qualify for RPTS internship credit. Assistance in the search process is provided on this website, at the TAMU Career Center, and through individual contact with faculty.
Each student must work a minimum of 400 hours (note temporary Pandemic Policy below) with an organization, government agency or company involved in aspects of tourism, event coordination, parks, recreation, youth development, community development, conservation or hospitality management. Students may serve in positions which are titled as internships as well as seasonal jobs with other titles (ie., Program Director, Front Desk Clerk, Events Assistant).
Pandemic policy in place through May 2022: RPTS majors must work at least 300 hours (reduced from 400 hours) for 6 credits of RPTS 484. Students have the option to work 150-299 hours for 3 credits of RPTS 484 and replace the other 3 credits required in the degree plan with an RPTS elective course. RPTS majors also have the option of taking 6 credits of RPTS electives in place of an internship.
Positions may be paid, unpaid, or partially paid, and employers may choose to provide other benefits such as lodging and meals. Students are required to register and pay for 6 credits of RPTS 484 during the semester of their internship.
To have a position posted on our website, or if you have questions, contact:
Susan G. Scott, Internship Coordinator
Department of Recreation, Park and Tourism Sciences
Texas A&M University
409 Y Agriculture & Life Sciences Building
College Station, TX 77843-2261
Phone: (979) 845-5350
Fax: (979) 845-0446