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Internship and Employment Information

This page is your gateway to information about potential employment and information regarding internships in all three emphasis areas. Please check back often as information changes quickly and sometimes job announcements close quickly.

Georgia Southern graduates have been very successful in both finding employment opportunities in RTM and in progressing in highly productive careers. Graduates of the University’s RTM program include directors or superintendents of many regional, community and state parks throughout Georgia, marketing specialists or directors of tourism marketing organizations, the past commissioner of the Department of Natural Resources, the executive director of the Georgia Recreation and Park Association, and the past director of Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites.  The network of Georgia Southern University graduates working throughout Georgia and the southeast in recreation and tourism industry careers provides a tremendous resource for job and internship placement.


The Recreation & Tourism Management Program embraces all facets of the leisure service delivery industry and prepares students for rewarding and exciting careers in:

  • tourism industry;
  • commercial destination attractions;
  • entertainment and service businesses;
  • regional and community based sport and recreation agencies;
  • national and state park systems;
  • natural, heritage, and cultural resource management;
  • education and preservation organizations;
  • non-profit organizations;
  • youth serving agencies; and
  • recreational therapy with hospitals, nursing homes, rehabilitation centers.

The Georgia Southern Recreation & Tourism Management Program has a long tradition of providing hands on learning that is in touch with the needs of a diverse industry – this has resulted in a strong demand for Georgia Southern graduates across the southeast United States.

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American Conservation Experience
Army Corps of Engineers; B. Everett Jordam Lake
Bainbridge Decatur County Parks & Recreation
Bill Cody Ranch
Bluewater Bay Marina
Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center
Bulloch Country Recreation Dept.
Butler-Mason YMCA
Camp Twin Lakes
Campus Outreach
Cape Eleuthera Institute
Carolina Point
City of Decatur Children and Youth Services
Clyde Venue-Savannah
Dalton Park and Recreaton Dept.
Driftwood Environmental Education Center
Falling Creek Camp
GA 4H Jekyll Island
GA National Fairgrounds and Agricenter
GA State Parks; Ft. Yargo
Georgia Cooperative Extension – Tifton
Green River Preserve
GS Center for Wildlife Education
Hardeeville Park and Recreation Dept.
High Trails Outdoor Science School
Holiday Inn
J Strom Thurmond Lake & Dam
LRT Sports
Macon Bibb County Recreation
Macon Museum of Arts & Sciences
Magnolia Spring State Park
Marriott Park City
Meramec Adventure Learning Ranch
Montana State Parks
N. Augusta Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Dept.
National Park Service
Oatland Island Wildlife Center
Resort Rentals
Savannah Convention and Visitors Bureau
Skipstone Adventures
South Bryan Park and Recreation Dept.
Student Conservation Association
Summit Meadows Adventures*
The Georgia Conservancy
Tormenta FC
UGA Cooperative Extension
University Nevada Las Vegas Athletic Dept
US Army Corps of Engineers
US Forest Service; Boundary Waters
Vail Resorts
Walking Mountains Science Center
YMCA of the Rockies
Young Life Windy Gap

Last updated: 5/26/2023