Strategic mindset, practical skills & global outlook

Professional Internships

Two professional internship semesters are part of your hospitality studies. Internships normally last six months and take place in Semesters 2 and 5.

This hospitality industry placement program will help you to

  • Consolidate your skills
  • Learn more about your career path
  • Improve job prospects with real-world professional experience
  • Build up your professional network
  • Travel and work in two additional countries (subject to visa restrictions)
  • Earn income (subject to company policy)
Professional Internships - Les Roches School of Hotel Management

Incremental responsibility

Your two internships will reinforce what you learn in the classroom. You can expect to assume responsibilities incrementally and sharpen your focus on what you want to do after you graduate.

First internship

Put into practice the basics you have learned and get a feel for the industry and a potential hospitality management career. This first work experience is usually at operational level either in service (restaurant, bars, room service) or in rooms division (front office, housekeeping).

Second internship

Develop your understanding of business administration, project management, time management and communication in the hospitality workplace. This internship can be completed in any department depending on the student’s interests and specialization choice.

Testimonials

Ryan Lucas

Student testimonial

Les Roches has a great international professional network. It helped me land my dream internship in Napa California at the Auberge Du Soleil. I have managed to get a job with a growing and successful company that has many properties looking to open in 2017, which is when I will graduate.

Dorian Wilson Debriano

Dorian Wilson Debriano

Student testimonial

I did my internship at the Plaza Athénée Bangkok, A Royal Meridien Hotel. I managed the Food and Beverage Digital Marketing Program, targeting European markets. It was great because the Sales and Marketing Director entrusted me straight away with this responsibility. I was a management trainee for six months — the greatest six months of my life. Plus, I traveled to six other countries while I was there and saw some amazing places.