Hospitality and hotel internships abroad

A classroom can only teach you so much about the hospitality and hotel business. It’s one of those fields that proves how “make or break” real-world experience can be. Working in hotel management or hospitality requires a mix of strong interpersonal skills, relevant experience and practical knowledge. That’s why there is no better way to prepare yourself for a career in hospitality and hotels than with hands-on, international experience through hospitality and hotel internships abroad. An international internship gives young people the chance to learn the ins and outs of the hotel industry while gaining multicultural experience abroad.

 

hotel internships abroad

 

Hotel internships abroad

Employers in hospitality, tourism and hotels are always looking for enthusiastic, hard-working and capable young professionals that want to break into the industry. Through experienced-based learning, hotel internships abroad offer young people exclusive opportunities to work with some of the field’s best employers, learning about the industry first-hand from established professionals. The dynamic hospitality and hotel industry encompasses many types of careers all around the world. Interns can prepare themselves for any number of these exciting careers through the various internship opportunities available through The Intern Group.

Along with industry-specific experience, careers in hospitality and hotels require a set of “soft” skills, such as effective communication, strong interpersonal skills, ability to work in a team, flexibility and a positive attitude. It’s also very important that industry professionals understand how to deal with cultural differences and how to accommodate and work with people from different cultural backgrounds. Foreign language skills will also come in handy for a hospitality professional. All of these different skills can be honed during an international hospitality and hotel internship.

 

hotel internships abroad

 

Roles

The Intern Group’s award-winning international hospitality and hotel internship program will place interns in exciting and dynamic roles in anything from boutique hotels to world-renowned hotel and resort franchises. Interns can gain invaluable experience, preparing for a future working with top hotels, resorts, luxury tourism companies or at major international events. Additionally, if any interns are interested in working with events, The Intern Group offers event planning internships in event management, marketing, and customer service.

Not only do these roles help interns learn valuable lessons about their career field, young professionals are also given the chance to network with other interns and professional colleagues. Gaining international contacts in their field will help boost an intern’s chances of finding a great job once their internship is over. Meanwhile, developing a strong international network in a variety of industries can be useful for young people looking to travel and expand their horizons.

 

Advantages of going abroad

Working in hotels requires strong interpersonal skills and knowledge of what it’s like to be an outsider. Whether they’re visiting from another city or another country, a hotel needs to accommodate all types of different people and make them feel comfortable. That’s what makes hotel internships abroad so unique and fruitful. Interns will gain experience in a completely new culture, understanding exactly what it’s like to be an outsider, while they simultaneously learn what goes into making guests feel like they’re at home. Being abroad also gives interns the chance to work with people from other cultures and have to adjust to different ways of thinking and working, along with other cultural differences.

Learning how to work with a diverse group of people will better prepare a young professional looking to break into the hotel business, as they’ll have first-hand experience dealing with clients and guests from all over the world. The Intern Group offers hotel internships abroad in all corners of the globe. Young professionals can apply for internships in leading cities like Hong Kong, Australia, Berlin, Colombia, Madrid, New York, London and Shanghai.

 

Apply now for one of our award-winning hotel internships abroad to boost your career!

 

 

Photo 1. based on Craft Based Learning, by Les Roches International School of Hotel Management, CC-by-2.0

Photo 2. based on HYATT, by Ludovic Bertron, CC-by-2.0

Photo 3. based on Hotel, by Frans de Wilde, CC-by-SA 2.0

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Elizabeth Trovall

After short stints in Argentina and Belize, Elizabeth is finishing up her fourth year in Santiago, Chile. Elizabeth writes about international internships, life abroad and professional development for The Intern Group. She also reports on politics, business and culture in Latin America for public radio and print media. An Austin, Texas native, Elizabeth first left home to earn her journalism degree from the Reynolds Institute of Journalism at the University of Missouri. Besides her friends and family, she misses live music and Mexican food the most.

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