Hospitality and Tourism Internships in London

Hands-on experience is the ideal way to prepare for a career in hospitality and tourism. An international internship in London teaches young professionals the ins and outs of the tourism and hospitality industry while they work in a multicultural environment. Also while learning along established tourism and hospitality professionals, interns will be have unique access to understanding London’s tourist hotspots.


Hospitality and tourism internships in London


Working in hospitality and tourism requires a special skill set. Being able to communicate effectively is of high importance, as is enthusiasm, the ability to work well in a team and being flexible. These soft skills will be enhanced and put into practice during a hospitality internship. Moreover, the experience abroad teaches an intern how to work with people from a variety of cultural backgrounds. Many hospitality and tourism jobs require interaction with people from all over the world, so strong interpersonal skills with people from a variety of cultures will take a young professional a long way.



Prepare for the competitive and dynamic hospitality and tourism sector with an internship in one of the greatest cities in the world. There are a variety of tourism and hospitality internship roles available for interns in London. Some previous interns have worked in hospitality PR, hospitality marketing and events planning at firms like G&D Events and Sagitter.


Life in London

More languages are spoken in London than in any other city in the world. The vibrant, bustling metropolis makes a historic, multicultural home for interns abroad. The Intern Group provides intern housing in safe, residential areas of London like Canada Water, Rotherhithe and Surrey Quays. Interns can choose to either live in private bedrooms in high quality shared apartment accommodations or stay with a local family for an immersion experience.


Hospitality and tourism internships in London


A city of culture

London is a beautiful city filled with arts and culture, world-famous sites including many historical treasures. A tourism and hospitality intern will enjoy the wide variety of live music at their disposal, as the city hosts 17,000 music performances a year. London is also home to 857 art galleries and hosts over 250 festivals a year, including the biggest street festival in Europe, Notting Hill Carnival. Comedy fans are also endeared to London as it is the world’s capital for live comedy.


Historical sites

Buckingham Palace is one of London’s most iconic structures. The building was constructed in 1703 as a townhouse for the Duke of Buckingham and is now where the royal family calls home. The palace extends some 830,000 square feet and is open for public tours. Both the House of Commons and the House of Lords of the UK Parliament convene in the famous Palace of Westminster. The historic structure was originally built in the eleventh century and was home to the Kings of England up until 1512, when a fire caused severe damage to the structure. Tours of the historic palace are also available to overseas visitors.


St. Paul’s Cathedral is yet another famous structure among London’s historic architecture. The Anglican cathedral is the mother church of the London Diocese, which dates back to 604 AD. The current structure sits at London’s highest point, Ludgate Hill, and was built in the late 17th century. Interns can check out the cathedral’s English Baroque style firsthand with a guided tour.


Hospitality and tourism internships in London


Evenings out

The Intern Group London program includes a first class evening at a top play on London’s West End. The area includes many tourist attractions, particularly its world-famous performance venues. Large, mainstream professional shows in London are staged in the “Theatreland” part of the West End. Some of the West End’s longest-running shows include The Mousetrap, Les Misérables and Phantom of the Opera. Along with its well-known theatre scene, the West End also has tons of iconic public squares and circuses.


A hospitality and tourism intern will quickly learn that London’s dining scene is hard to beat. The city boasts over 65 Michelin-starred restaurants. London’s oldest restaurant Rules is a delicious, well-known classic dining establishment. Established in 1798, the joint serves classic British food like game, pies and puddings. Also a fixture in London’s culinary scene is Dinner, whose dishes were created as a modern reflection of traditional British recipes.


Boost your career!

A hospitality and tourism internship in London will prepare a young person for their career with hands-on experience in a multicultural city. Not only will interns be able to learn about the hospitality and tourism industry in London, but they will also be able to explore the city for themselves. The experience abroad in a diverse city like London will give a hospitality professional an added understanding of international travel, culture and tourism.


Apply now and boost your career!



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Photo 1. based on London, by Olivier Bacquet, CC-by-2.0

Photo 2. based on London bus, by E01, CC-by-2.0

Photo 3. based on West End, by alphabetta, CC-by-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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  1. nova stifany on November 21, 2015 at 4:45 pm

    I need farther information about hospitality internship in uk. How much it cost? Thank you

    • Lexie on December 1, 2015 at 6:55 pm

      Hi Nova,

      Thank you for your comment. We have got great Hospitality internships in London, UK. They range from events management and PR/Marketing, all the way to tourism. It really depends on your background and our partner company needs. For more information about the program fees and start dates, please follow this link:

      To apply for our program, please follow this link:

      Looking forward to your application.


  2. Mark on October 18, 2016 at 10:46 pm

    I’m currently undertaking an internship with Football Federation Australia in Corporate Events are you able to offer something similar in London

    • Kirstie Weston on October 21, 2016 at 7:10 pm

      Hi Mark,
      Thanks for reaching out to us.
      That sounds like a great internship! My colleague, Kaylea, will be sending you an email shortly with some more information about the events internships we provide in London.

  3. Ketsia Moreno on January 20, 2017 at 3:17 am

    Do we need to have previous experience in hospitality and tourism in order to apply? Also, do we need to have a college degree relating to the internship we want to do? For example I have an associates degree in diagnostic medical sonography, but I have always been interested in the hospitality and tourism industry and I am greatly interested in doing the internship. But, I have no experience whatsoever in the hospitality and tourism area.

    • Kaylea on January 20, 2017 at 1:33 pm

      Hi Ketsia,
      Thanks for your message and your interest in our hospitality internships. Some locations require that you have a degree or are studying hospitality & tourism to qualify, while others do not. An internship is a great way to add value to your CV and boost your prospects for a job down the line, no experience is required! I’ll send you some more information about the locations for our hospitality internships, be sure to keep an eye out for an email from me.

  4. Rita on January 27, 2017 at 7:17 am

    Hi I am wondering is there has any internship opportunity is related to sports event in London or Australia?
    I just got my master degree last month. Could I also apply it?

    • Kaylea on January 27, 2017 at 9:23 pm

      Hi Rita,
      Thanks for your message. Yes, we have placed interns in sports related roles within our hospitality field, and as a recent grad you qualify for both locations! I will send you an email with more information today, keep a look out for it.

  5. Maddy Ringer on May 4, 2017 at 4:11 am

    Hi Kaylea,
    I would love to undertake an internship in London in the PR, events, hospitality industry. Where would I find out more information about this?

    • Kaylea on May 4, 2017 at 5:17 pm

      Hi Maddy,
      Thanks for your message. I’ll send you an email with more information on our program in London, specifically in the fields of PR & Marketing and Hospitality, Events and Tourism. London is an amazing place to jump start your career with an internship! You’ll hear from me today.

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