This diverse field of international internships can offer you direct experience in hotels, travel companies, tourist management, and other internships within the travel industry. Your tasks as an intern might include event planning, marketing, and customer service. See the complete list of hospitality internships and tourism internships abroad for a sampling of exciting global opportunities.
Hospitality Internship on the Front Lines
This is a unique hospitality internship placement with a family-owned & operated establishment located in the heart of Barcelona (along Las Ramblas). They seek talented business or hospitality students. The interns will receive a well-rounded experience in all facets of the business including reception/check in, accounting, finance, ordering and operations. The organization is dedicated to offering a valuable experience and encourages feedback and participation from the intern in the business, allowing for an amazingly tailored experience. REQUIREMENTS: Rising Junior, 3.0 GPA. A native English speaker with some Spanish background is ideal.
Ideal Candidate: Hospitality/Tourism experience and/or coursework. Must have interest in hospitality. Native English speaker is best. Great attitude needed, friendly and willing to bring fresh ideas. Owners are very open to feedback from a fresh perspective.
Events/Hospitality Internship at Chic Barcelona Accommodation
This chic and swanky accommodation is situated in the heart of Barcelona. It’s a modernist building typical of the city, completely renovated following an elegant and creative design, leaving a wonderful feeling of home. Founded in June 2010 the accommodation offers comfort, fun, tranquility and security in a central location. The main tasks of the internship may include, but are not limited to: creating and developing events for guests, participating in departmental meetings to brainstorm and discuss business operations, sourcing suppliers and negotiating budgets, collaborating with the PR Department to promote the events to the public, ensuring the successful execution of events, welcoming guests at reception and providing general information about the city, promoting and informing the guests about daily, weekly and special events in house and throughout the city. Opportunities may also exist in Marketing, Sales, & Reservations depending on the interns background and interests.
Ideal Candidate: The ideal candidate will have the following skills: • Communication and interpersonal skills • English fluency, with other languages a plus • Customer Service Oriented • Ability to Multitask Effectively
Client Based Travel Services Internship
Interns at this young, dynamic property leasing company will get to experience the real Barcelona. The company refurbishes flats in downtown Barcelona and caters to English speaking students, tourists, and businesspeople. The main tasks in this placement are related to client relations. Students with a hospitality or tourism focus will be able to meet with clients, organize events, provide support, and obtain an intimate glimpse into the industry.
Ideal Candidate: An intern with beginner to intermediate Spanish language skills that has a background in tourism/hospitality.
Marketing and PR for International Hotel Chain
This high end hospitality internship will encompass a vast number of responsibilities where the intern will be able to get experience in a variety of different areas of the hotel. ADMINISTRATION: - Carry out all tasks directed by DOS - Daily meetings with DOS to go through anything that needs actioning and then to prioritise order of tasks. All Deadlines for assigned tasks and special projects to be met. - Monitor Emails from Info. Dublin email address and distribute as necessary - This is the advertised email address for the hotel, so enquires tend to come through on a daily basis. These should be forwarded on to the relevant department i.e. Wedding enquires to M&E, room enquires to reservations, CVs to HR, etc... - Filter telephone calls for DOS and take messages where appropriate. Weekly Meetings: - Each Friday morning collate the DOS and Sales Managers weekly appointments in an excel spreadsheet and email (in outlook address book) before 12 midday. - Attend Weekly Sales Meetings & take minutes - Weekly Revenue Meetings & take minutes Power Point Presentations: - Each quarter the GM, DOS and FC attend a meeting with the owners of the Hotel and Regional managers. A Power Point Presentation needs to be prepared for this and you will be assisting in this Ordering couriers: - Typing and sending of all correspondence, letters, faxes, etc.... Filing and Organization -Re-ordering of Brochures -Issuing of vouchers -Travel Arrangements -PA to GM duties in DOS absence MARKETING: - Update hotel Webpage. - Co-ordination of new print material - Carry out Mail Shots / Email Shots according to schedule. - Co-ordination of new hotel photography Liaise with DOS in relation to new hotel photography. - Distribute collateral material externally as required - Get information on all advertising / promotional opportunities. PUBLIC RELATIONS: - Monitor Press clippings and file - All press clippings with reference to the Hotel or talavera are emailed to us, these are to be printed and filed in the PR file. - Secure all PR opportunities - Secure as much PR coverage for the Hotel and talavera as possible. Send hotel descriptions and images where necessary. - Build up PR database whenever possible. - Hotel / talavera Reviews - Secure opportunities for media to stay in hotel or eat in talavera and write a review. - Always check availability first and check with DOS. If agreed co-ordinate visit. - Always let all relevant managers / staff in the hotel know beforehand. Write Press Releases: - Press releases to be written with DOS and to be sent out to Media database – saved in my documents – Databases. - Follow up call to be made – to secure as much coverage as possible. Co-ordinate Media Photo Shoots: - Accept or Reject and requests from the Media to use Hotel for photo shoot. - Always check availability first and then check with DOS. - Secure as much publicity as possible in return for the use of the venue. Secure competitions in Media: - Secure as many opportunities as possible for competitions in media publications, including newspapers, radio, TV. - Provide details, images, etc... where necessary. Also get a copy for the PR file. Contra Deals: - Investigate all opportunities for contra deals. These need to be signed off by DOS before being agreed. Press Launches: - Liaise with DOS in relation to press launch’s. co-ordinate where necessary. Hot Line Magazine: - Send any new worthy stories to Hot Line (the magazine for Rezidor Staff). Co-ordinate any PR events: - Work closely with DOS to co-ordinate any PR events happening in the Hotel. SALES: - Competitors analyses telesales where necessary to competitor hotels to check rates, facilities, etc.. Spreadsheet to be complete with findings. -Telesales when necessary – as directed by DOS. - Tradeshows, Exhibitions, Wedding Fairs - Booking and co-ordination of any shows that the hotel is exhibiting in. sometimes necessary to co-ordinate between other hotels in Ireland when the stand is joint. - Corporate Gifts / Giveaways coordination, i.e. Xmas, Easter, promotional, etc... - Research best value for money and get signed off by DOS/GM.
Ideal Candidate: Candidate must be flexible and willing to learn. Previous hotel experience is desirable but not required, though hospitality based and/or relevant coursework is.
Guest Services for International Hotel Chain
This high end hospitality internship will encompass a vast number of responsibilities where the intern will be able to get experience in a variety of different areas of the hotel. Sample tasks may include but are not limited to: Assistance with: -Front desk -Guest services -Check-ins -Group arrivals -Coordinating event logistics behind the scenes -Daily operations -Marketing projects
Ideal Candidate: Candidate must be flexible and willing to learn. Previous hotel experience is desirable but not required, though hospitality based and/or relevant coursework is.
Sales and Marketing Position with Dublin Hotel
This four star hotel in one of Dublin's most prestigious postal codes has housed heads of state and famous entertainers.
Ideal Candidate: Ideal candidates are expected to have advanced experience with social media and social media marketing. They should also have knowledge and be prepared to work with multiple marketing web-based tools.
Explore Europe for Tourism Company
This travel agency specializes in organizing day trips, weekends away, and fall & spring break trips for study abroad students in Florence. They have been working with students for a decade organizing events and travel. Interns at this fun placement will market and promote programs, organize trips, and actually get to travel on the trips themselves to document! Previous interns have gotten to see Italy and write about their experience as part of their job. Those with marketing, PR, or a journalism background will flourish in this English speaking company. Students working here will gain experience in marketing, sales, event planning, business administration, and customer service.
Ideal Candidate: The ideal candidate will have a degree in marketing, PR, journalism, or tourism, and be outgoing and cheerful. No Italian language skills are required!
Hotel Experience in the Heart of Firenze
This hotel is found right in the heart of Florence in the perfect position to reach the convention center, business area and many sightseeing attractions. This hotel offers all the modern amenities to guarantee a comfortable stay in Florence. Interns with this placement will receive training in the Italian hospitality industry and will gain experience in both front of the house and back of the house duties. The more language proficiencies one has, the more diverse the role will be.
Ideal Candidate: The ideal candidate will have a degree in hospitality management, marketing, or business. Must be conversationally fluent in Italian. Other language proficiencies (French, Spanish) are ideal.
Hospitality Management at a Historic Hotel
This historic hotel greets its guests in true Florentine fashion and accompanies them throughout their stay. The elegant decor blends discreetly with modern comforts, harmoniously merging the past and the future. Business and Hospitality interns will be able to work in the various sides of the hotel, from reception to the marketing department. Those interns with multiple language proficiencies will be able to work with clients, while those with Italian will be able to gain insight and perspective on how a historic hotel in downtown Florence is run.
Ideal Candidate: The ideal candidate will have a degree in hospitality management, marketing, or business. Intermediate Italian is required, and other language proficiencies (French, Spanish) are ideal.
British Relocation and Social Orientation services
Working primarily with the Government Office for London and County Councils, this organization has helped thousands of those new to the UK. They help them arrive, settle, and most importantly, have a fantastic time as they acclimate to the country. This firm has been providing arrival orientation packages for international travelers for ten years. They work primarily with the UK government, several London boroughs, and other agencies.
Ideal Candidate: Sophomore class standing, 3.0 GPA, and strong organizational & interpersonal skills. Experience with social media and events. Can work independently.
This hospitality company arranges day trips and weekend trips, for international students, service providers, and for UK universities, which are sold via our website, international student fairs, and through study abroad offices. We also arrange short term faculty led study abroad and study tours for university and high school students in the UK and USA. Tasks may include: assisting the Sales and Marketing department on a day-to-day basis to increase sales and awareness; assisting with new business research (online and by telephone); helping marketing staff manage contacts, including updating and maintaining records; assisting in creating e-mail shots, online marketing, and the use of social networking; helping the sales team create marketing materials, specifically developing our student online booking website; observing the operations department to understand how tours are created and delivered to our clients; providing support for staff at events.
Ideal Candidate: The ideal candidate will have: an interest in travel; administrative skills; good customer service skills; the ability to communicate in a professional manner; great attention to detail; excellent organizational and record keeping skills; knowledge of MS Office Suite.
Hospitality Management in a Milan Hostel
The hostel is very close to the Milan city center. It is the perfect place for young people that came in Milan for a weekend for shopping, music concerts or parties. The person that wants to do this kind of internship will have several and different tasks: clean and prepare the room, take the bookings, to use the social media marketing, contact suppliers, do check in and out.
Ideal Candidate: The ideal candidate speaks a medium level of Italian and has prior study in marketing and business, knowledge of the booking program for hotel. Ability to keep a clean work area.
Internship in a Restaurant of Lombardian Cuisine
This restaurant offers a perfect match between italian traditional cuisine and international staff. Intern will: Perform as a waiter, learn the program of service for the restaurant; Business: Task as waiter, use the booking reservation and the storage program, marketing and business activities.
Ideal Candidate: The ideal candidate will have prior study in business, experience in culinary industry or catering, and a passion for culinary and hospitality.
Go to Milan Resource
This company is an online resource for everything that is going on in Milan. Up to date source for events, museums, transport, shopping, and more.
Ideal Candidate: The ideal candidate has an interest in travel writing, journalism, and hospitality. Experience in professional writing is a plus. Italian is a plus.
High profile tourism company catering to wealthy and famous clients
This well established travel and tourism company catering to well-known clients in Paris is looking to add a valued team member who has the attitude to liaise with their customers.
Ideal Candidate: Well-dressed, intelligent, organized guide sought for reputable travel and tourism agency catering to political officials, celebrities and wealthy clients. Must have strong English and French skills as interpreting and translation is a critical component.
Hospitality Internship in a 5-Star Boutique Hotel
Sydney is not only the home to well known international hotels, but also to a number of smaller, five star boutique hotels. This firm offers a rotational position that combines front desk work with general office administration and other key areas of need and student interest.
Ideal Candidate: Ideal for a hospitality, hotel management or business major interested in a career in high end hotel area. Great presentation and customer service skills essential.
Marketing and Tourism in Sydney Harbour!
This harbour cruise line began in Sydney in 1970 and for over four decades has proven to be the market leader and premier Sydney Harbour cruise line. Their fleet of restaurant, sightseeing, ferry and sailing vessels offer an exciting range of public cruises and private charters for 2 to 2000 guests. Some of their guests and events have included the Pope, the Presidents of China and the United States of America, Vice Chancellor of Germany, members of the British Royal family, the American basketball `Dream Team’; Incentives for Ford, Amway, Mazda and Nissan; the Supreme and Federal Courts Judges Conference, Commonwealth Games Fundraising Dinners and the Oprah audience – to name just a few. They are proud to have provided employment opportunity for thousands of young Australians, many of whom have gone on to become leaders in their fields including actor Hugh Jackman. If you are a student who is studying tourism, marketing, communication or international trade and you need a work experience in a tourism company, opportunities exist here! Applicants should be highly enthusiastic with a desire to gain experience in the Australian tourism industry. You will work in the sales and marketing department, learning as much as you can about their Cruises and the tourism market in Australia. You will be doing various types of tasks by assisting the department you will be working for. Why an internship in Australia and with this company? • Discover Australia • Get to know Australian Culture • Live and Work in an English Speaking Country other than USA or UK • Get to know the Cruise Line Industry • Live in Sydney and experience the life in a Metropolis • See and experience famous Beaches, the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge • See Australian Wildlife (Kangaroos, Koalas …) • Work in a family owned Company • Work and improve skills in the Sales and Marketing Department • Apply skills learned in University in a working environment • Specialisation on one sector of the tourism industry as an orientation for the future
Ideal Candidate: Applicants should be highly enthusiastic with a desire to gain experience in the Australian tourism industry and should be flexible with work hours.
Central Sydney Hotel
Located in the heart of Sydney's central business district, this intimate 36 room boutique hotel is located on the doorstep of Sydney's iconic Hyde Park. It is central to the best shopping, dining and entertainment districts. This is a great all around hospitality placement for someone seeking overall exposure to the industry and a very hands on experience. Tasks may include: reception/check-in, event planning, ordering and operations, reservations, general office administration, and other areas of interest.
Ideal Candidate: Background in hospitality/ hotel management and/or business.
Hospitality Placement at a Cool Sydney Boutique Hotel
One of Sydney's top boutique hotels also caters to an exclusive evening crowd of young professionals from creative industries. A place to stay and be seen, this is a great placement for someone to gain experience in high end hospitality and customer service.
Ideal Candidate: Keen interest in a career in hotel management and background in related area. Great presentation skills, excellent customer service. Quick learner.
Boutique Hotel Management/ Hospitality Intern
For almost a century, this boutique hotel has offered an eclectic yet refined atmosphere for anyone seeking a European-style oasis on American soil. The charming and unique setting is the perfect destination for all occasions. They create lifelong relationships with their guests by exceeding their expectations through our unrivaled quality in service, cuisine, and décor. This hotel seeks a hotel management/ hospitality intern to assist in all areas of hotel management.
Ideal Candidate: Ideal candidate will be studying Hotel Management, Hospitality, Tourism or similar field. Must have a positive "can do", helpful attitude.
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