FIND YOUR NEXT PAID INTERNSHIP ABROAD

Students

Travel Destinee offers you different internship tasks and destinations in order to improve your personal experience abroad. Thanks to our partners resources, we provide internships in commerce, tourism, administration, among others. 

Companies

 We make the interns recruitment easy – all year long. We manage your offers publication, the pre-selection of the candidates and the supervision of the administrative tasks in order to assist you during the process. 

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Additional Information

As an internship placement agency, our goal is to negotiate the best conditions so that each student can find his paid internship abroad and thus start an international career in good conditions.

Our main missions are therefore to negotiate with the partner companies to offer paid internships to students, on the one hand, and on the other hand to diversify the destinations as much as possible to offer the best choice to each candidate, as part of an internship. Erasmus more for example.

During all the research internship we are listening to you. First, to understand in detail your motivations and aspirations. The idea is to offer you exclusively internships corresponding to your professional project. If your search is for luxury hotel internships, we will only offer you offers on this specific sector.

At PIC Management we make it a point of honor to establish a personalized relationship with each candidate for his research internship. Provide maximum information at each stage of recruitment to provide quality service.



A simple and efficient service

As an internship placement agency, we also insist on the transparency of our service, as soon as our offers are published. We want to offer a simple and effective service:

  • Upon receipt of your application, we send you general information about our service and offer a Skype interview.
  • During the interview, we define together your expectations, your skills and “weak points” to be able to offer you the best offers of student internship.
  • We will then send you the complete information of our service and all paid student internships that may correspond to your profile: Barcelona internship offer, paid internship in England … it all depends on your research.
  • After validation of the internship missions by your school, we present you the host company for the offer you have chosen.
  • If you confirm your interest in the company, we can then support your application with our partner.
  • If necessary, we will retouch your resume to make it as professional as possible, without changing the content of course.
  • We organize if necessary your interview with the company. In most cases, it will be by Skype.
  • If you are retained for the internship, you will receive your letter of acceptance and the instructions for the payment of our service. On the other hand, if the company has not chosen you, we will continue the search until you find a paid internship abroad.
  • Once the payment is made, we will accompany you in the steps for your internship agreement and other administrative aspects according to your destination. We will also give you all the information about your arrival in the host company.

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Coaching

Additional Information

Is now the time, to start looking for an internship? You have found offers on our website that called your attention or you want to find your internship? It is important to take your time to thoroughly think about the kind of internship you have in mind and then write your CV. You will not have another chance to make a good first impression. Check out our Coaching section to optimize your application. If you are applying for our internship offers, one of our consultants will explain in detail all the steps which are relevant to successfully improve your candidacy.




Your CV: useful and effective information!

A student resume must provide specific information to which you should pay close attention. While searching for an internship you have to know what to include in your CV.

First: Your CV for the internship should mention your preferred time period for the internship. The period of your internship can depend on the requirements of your University or country. As no recruiter has complete knowledge about the requirements of every University it is important to mention this information. If you are flexible with the start and end dates for your internship, please mention this! Do not lose the opportunity of your life just because the recruiter thinks that you are not available in the required period.

Missions: It is important that the recruiter knows from the beginning if you are looking for i.e. a HR, Marketing or Front Office position. No one can guess what your preferred internship position is. Keep in mind that the recruiter doesn’t know you!

You should also remember to organize given information in your resume, in this way you can demonstrate your professionalism. There are many options. If you are already on your master’s program, or if you already have several professional experiences, then focus on the experience and skills development. Think about being concise: from the most recent to the oldest job + period of each experience + name of the company + position occupied. It is a good opportunity to mention all the skills and competencies you already have.

If you don’t have any experience yet and you are not sure which information to provide in your CV, don’t panic! Our advice is: start with the ‘education’ section. In this part you can specify your competencies in addition you can mention the subjects of your studies and the kinds of experiences you gained during your studies: working in a group, working under time pressure, with tight deadlines, paying attention to details, being self-organized… whatever reflects your experiences. You don’t need to write in detail about every course or activity that you participated in while studying. The purpose is to highlight the aspects which could be relevant for a company.





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Language Level

In most cases, the internship position depends of the languages that you speak, from intermediate level to your mother tongue. If you had a Mandarin initiation course 3 years ago … it is not relevant, as you can probably not work with this language at a professional level.

For internships in Europe, you should use the European scale (B1, B2, C1 …). Hereby, C2 is the mother tongue level or means that the person is bilingual. Mentioning that you can speak English – ‘Cambridge level’ is not a sufficient proof that you are very fluent at this language!

Please keep in mind, that you always have to be honest about the level of the languages you can speak. Almost for sure, during the interview your languages level will be checked, so to avoid awkward situations, it is better to be honest with the information you mention in your CV. Also remember to list your native language. Sometimes, your native language, even though it is obvious for you, is not clear for the recruiter. Remember that he/ she doesn’t know you and sees CV’s of applicants from all over the world every day. In this way, mentioning your native language you will make be more efficient for both sides.





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The Picture

Whether you need to attach a picture of yourself in your CV or not depends on your country of destination. If you for example apply for an internship in the UK, it is better to not enclose a picture in your application. In the UK it is common to leave the picture, which is considered a must in other countries, out. If you are applying for any other country, you can usually attach it. For an internship connected with Hotel Management, Front Office and the like it is highly recommended to provide a picture.

The photo itself is a crucial element in of your application! I must be a professional picture, which is: your recent look, with hair tidily combed, shaved/ make up (subtle). It is an ID type of picture. Clothing: you should avoid wearing too low necklines and wearing some tracksuit or other perhaps comfy clothes which more suitable for wearing in you free time. In this day it is better to dress more formally and professionally. Smiling in the CV picture is more than welcome-however, avoid choosing one where you are in the coffee shop or at the beach with your friends. Also, don’t include into your CV a picture where you are in the car, with your sunglasses on or with all your friends next to you. Inappropriate are as well selfies with funny face expressions i.e. duckface. All what your photo should demonstrate is, that you are a professional applicant, in this case smiling slightly is sufficient.





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Interests

You can make your CV more attractive through mentioning only personal interests which are relevant for the position you apply for. For example, if you play sports at professional level, you have your own blog, you manage the social network for the club it is worth to mention… but to say that you like to read, enjoy going to the movies love music is less relevant.




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Aesthetic

The general presentation of your CV also counts a lot as it creates the first impression. Choose a neutral format for your CV and follow the regular standards (do not use too many different styles/designs at once). The text must be justified. The general presentation can demonstrate several of your competencies: paying attention to details, self-organized, analytical skills… Many skills that recruiter can notice.

Finally, to mention about a CV in the English language: it is required to write an introduction paragraph at the top of the CV right after the contact information. In general, while applying for any position in the UK we don’t recommend attaching the photo to your CV. Instead you should pay special attention to the translation (grammar, spelling).

Once your CV is ready, you should convert it into PDF format. Sending your CV in Word form is not really professional. Do not forget to include in you CV: your name + surname + phone number, then your CV is perfect. Also, there is nothing worse than the attachment named i.e. ‘CVghehgoejgioej’… trust us, you will lose your opportunity before the actual recruitment process starts.



How to present your application via E-Mail

Unfortunately, creating a professional CV is not the only aspect you need to work on when sending your application to a company. Also, you need to pay attention to the e-mail that you are sending. Nowadays most applications are managed either via e-mail or via online Platforms. Concerning online applications, you won’t have many options to personalize them. Just take care of the details, as always, and fill in the fields as precisely as you can. On the other hand, when you send a candidacy via email, you have the opportunity to differentiate yourself. So, it is good to keep our advice in mind.

Essential: choose your e-mail address. With your friends ‘crazylola@30…’ is alright, but when you want to send your application, you have to create a more professional/ classic address such as name.surname@… This way your application already looks a lot more professional.

How to address the recruiter in your e-mail and present your application: It can be a text that is as a motivation/ presentation letter as well. The most important thing is to personalize it. It is more than obvious for the recruiter if you write the same text for all companies. A personalised letter to each company makes the recruiter realize, that the candidate has a serious approach. Who said that looking for an internship is not looking for work itself?

Another very important information to mention in your message is: what offers do you apply for? Most companies publish several offers at once, and they might not know which one you are interested in. To optimize your application even more, from the 1st paragraph indicate: the title of the vacancy, the link if you still have it. In this way you are helping the recruiter a lot, and believe us, you will make and excellent impression. Also remember the starting and ending dates of your internship. Highlight the most important information and remember to put your signature, e-mail and phone number. Even if it is already included in your CV.

And please keep in mind: never answer to the e-mail of the recruiter with the question what position you applied 

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Internship description by Sector

Entertainment

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Internship Entertainer

The entertainer intern abroad in a hotel deals with all the activities offered by the hotel to its customers. Form the organization to leading the activity, he is the main actor of these activities. The idea is to come up with new sports or recreational activities which would interest different customer groups. To make sure it is a success, he is also in charge of promoting these activities. If customers participate, your mission is successful!



Tasks of an Entertainment Intern

Here are the different tasks that an entertainment intern can perform:

  • Organizing sports activities: volleyball tournament, aerobic, fitness, aqua gymnastics, tennis…
  • Bringing the needed materials and storing them after the activity.
  • Creating new activities which might entertain clients: workshops, shows, events, games for children…
  • Leading activities: explaining rules, helping, acting as a referee…
  • Promoting activities in the hotel so that customers participate.
  • Answering questions from hotel’s guests about activities or random information.



Education

Various fields of study can fit with this kind of internship. The best option is following tourism studies at a university or in a specialized school. Yet, in general, hotels are more interested in your soft skills than your education. Thus, if you are looking for an internship to practice your English, you can apply, regardless of your field of study. You will have the opportunity to discover the hospitality industry and speak with international customers daily.



Skills and Qualities

Yes, your soft skills are your main asset!

First of all, you need a strong customer service orientation. Your contact with hotel guests will be an important aspect of your internship and you will have to answer their questions with courtesy and respect. Moreover, they will sometimes have unusual requests that you would have to answer with great diplomacy. In fact, clients must see you as someone sympathetic who they can refer to when they have a problem.

Furthermore, your ability to communicate is a key factor in the success of your application. If you are shy and don’t like to speak in public, this internship is not made for you. You need to be able to motivate and convince. This means your “business sense” is important too, in order to make your activities attractive to customers.

Your dynamism is also determining. You will have to make your activities fun and exciting. You will sometimes have to invest some energy to lead activities. If customers are bored, they will not come for the next event/activity you will organize. So, try to make your program interesting and dynamic!

Finally, tenacity must be one of your personality traits. Sometimes, one of your ideas will not result in a success. It can happen that no one or just a few guests subscribe to your activity. Maybe you did not promote the event sufficiently or the guest were not free at the moment. Don’t give up! You will learn from this experience and the next event will be a success!



80%

Customer Service

70%

English

70%

Creativity

50%



Local language (if required)


Skills developed during an Entertainment internship abroad

An internship abroad as an entertainer will allow you to progress in various fields.

First of all, you will learn how to be organized because you will manage your own activities in autonomy, and sometimes a few at the same time. You will improve your presentation skills and know how to adopt a professional attitude with clients. But it is with your business sense that you will manage to convince them. You will learn how to make your activities attractive and to generate buzz around them. Finally, you will have to be creative. You will take initiatives to imagine new animations and surprise customers.

Given that the internship will be abroad, you will have the opportunity to improve your language skills. English, Spanish, German… it will depend on your destination. Nowadays, it is important to fluently master English, or even a second language. Working in a team and in contact with clients will allow you to exchange and interact with foreign people daily. In the field, your ability to speak would improve rapidly. Of course, it will also allow you to add a new asset to your CV. Companies are more and more internationalized and their target markets are spread worldwide. It is a mandatory competency on the job market.

Finally, you will be able to develop a whole new set of cross-disciplinary skills for your future career. Adaptability, as you will live in a country with a different culture and working methods. But also, your customer and business orientations, organization, creativity… just to mention a few. All these values will be useful for your future, professionally as well as personally.



More Information

  • If you want to be an entertainer in a European hotel, the demand is higher during the summer. Vacationers are looking for accommodations abroad and hotels are trying to meet their expectations. Thus, the energy you could bring would surely interest them!
  • If you are more interested in an internship outside of Europe, the high season can differ. Each destination has its own characteristics concerning tourism. The best option is to find information on when tourists are visiting the country you consider going to. In general, hotels from sunny places are open all year long!
  • It is better to apply about 2 months before the start of your internship. The idea is to have as many internship options and destinations to your disposal as possible.
  • The entertainer internship abroad can last from 1 to 6 months. It depends on our partner companies and their requirements.

Please, don’t forget that these are just trends and advice. The best you can do is ask one of our consultants for more information regarding your internship possibilities: info@traveldestinee.com


At Travel Destinee we offer the following destinations for an internship abroad in entertainment in hotels: Baleares (Spain), Canarias (Spain), Mexico, Latin America. Discover all our entertainer internships abroad.

Culinary Arts

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Culinary – Gastronomy Internship

An intern in a hotel’s kitchen supports the team in place. According to the size of the hotel and its restaurant, tasks may vary. Within a smaller team, the intern would act as a direct support for the chef and be able to perform various activities. As long as the chef requires help, he will facilitate his work and improve the quality of the service. Within a bigger team and therefore into a more hierarchical working environment, tasks would be more framed. In both cases, activities can be more or less sophisticated according to his skills.



Tasks of an Gastronomy intern

Here are the different tasks that a public relations intern can perform:

  • Helping in the preparation of dishes.
  • Simple kitchen tasks: peeling, storing, cleaning, preparing…
  • Learning how to present dishes.
  • Helping in the preparation of desserts and pastries.
  • Making sure that dishes are always clean.
  • Receiving and storing provisions.
  • Sorting and cleaning the kitchen: floors, work surfaces, tools…
  • Following-up stocks.

Education

If you want to do a culinary internship abroad, you will already have to know the basics of the jobs. This means having a first successful experience in kitchen or a specialized education. In the second case, preparing at least a high-school degree in this domain would be required. Studying a 2 or 3 years degree after high-school would be highly appreciated.




Skills and Qualities

If you want to make this experience abroad a success, you will have to bring together different ingredients. As a matter of fact, beyond your technical skills, your soft skills will play a key role.

First, you will have to be very rigorous and disciplined. The kitchen environment is sometimes compared with the military sector. Everything is precisely organized, prioritized and each one plays a defined role within the team. However, it does not mean that the atmosphere is cold and not fun. Those aspects are exactly a way to avoid being overwhelmed during rush hours and maintain a good working atmosphere. Concerning rigorousness, it is truly needed. You will sharp tools so your movements must be precise. It will help you to meet quality standards and to respect safety as well as hygiene requirements.

Then, to go further in what was said previously, you will have to understand the meaning of teamwork. Within the kitchen, everyone helps each other and works collaboratively in order to provide the best service possible to the customers. You will have to avoid generating or increasing conflicts. Moreover, you will have to build strong links with your kitchen mates and be team oriented.

Finally, you will have to provide unrelenting efforts. Yes, the culinary environment is intense and demands strong working capacities. Giving up after the first difficulty will not be an option! On the contrary, putting your efforts together to overcome these obstacles will be the best way to learn.



80%


Culinary Skills


60%


Precision and 


rigorousness


50%


English


50%


Interpersonal Skills


Skills developed during a Culinary internship abroad

An internship abroad in the kitchen of a hotel will allow you to improve your skills in various fields.

Let’s start by the most obvious: kitchen technics. Clearly, working daily with your team will help you learning by their side. The Hospitality industry is a demanding working environment. It is also an industry that generates millions of customers each year. Your movements and knowledge will get more precise over time. You will have the opportunity to learn from more experienced employees who made it in this tough working field. Moreover, if at the beginning your tutor is satisfied with your performance, you might have the chance to perform more technical tasks. It is your chance to prove yourself.

Given that the internship will be abroad, you will have the opportunity to improve your language skills. English, Spanish, German… it will depend on your destination. Nowadays, it is important to fluently master English, or even a second language. Working in a team will allow you to exchange and interact with foreign people daily. In the field, your ability to speak would improve rapidly. Of course, it will also allow you to add a new asset to your CV. Companies are more and more internationalized and their target markets are spread worldwide. Even in France, it is a mandatory competency on the job market.

Finally, you will be able to develop a whole new set of cross-disciplinary skills for your future career. Adaptability, as you will live in a country with a different culture and working methods. But also, rigorousness, determination, sense for details… just to mention a few. All these values will be useful for your future, professionally as well as personally. We often say that the kitchen field is a good school for life, and it is true.



More Information

  • If you want to do a culinary internship in a European hotel, the demand is higher during the summer. Vacationers are looking for accommodation abroad and hotels are trying to meet their expectations. Thus, the energy you could bring would surely interest them!
  • If you are more interested in an internship outside of Europe, high season can be different. Each destination has its own characteristics concerning tourism. The best option is to find information on when tourists are visiting the country considered. In general, hotels from sunny places are open all year long!
  • It is better to apply about 2 months before the start of your internship. The idea is to have as many internship options and destinations to your disposal as possible.
  • The culinary internship can last from 1 to 6 months. It depends on our partner company and their requirements.

Please, don’t forget that these are just trends and advice. The best you can do is ask one of our consultants for more information regarding your internship possibilities: info@traveldestinee.com

At Travel Destinee we offer the following destinations for a culinary internship abroad: Baleares, Canarias, United Kingdom, Malta, Mexico, South America. Discover all our culinary internships abroad.

Front Office

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The tasks of a reception intern

The hotel receptionist’s mission is to welcome international travelers from different cultures. He ensures that their stay takes place in the best conditions. First contact with the customers, he makes sure that his trip went well and welcomes him. Then, throughout the stay, he is his privileged interlocutor. This experience is therefore ideal for students looking for a language internship.



The tasks of a reception intern

Here are the different tasks that can be performed by a hotel receptionist:

  • Participate in the customer reception and inform tourists about the conditions of stay: services offered by the hotel, rates of different activities, events etc …
  • Assist in the management of reservations: record arrivals and departures.
  • Maintain relevant information available to customers and sometimes play the role of tourist advisor on the potential places in the region to visit.
  • Promote the activities offered by the hotel to tourists for commercial purposes.
  • Establish invoices at the customer’s departure: price of the stay, meals, minibar consumption, excursions, hotel services … and manage payments.
  • Calculate, analyze and communicate the reservation rate of the hotel to the managers.


Education

Several types of training are valued to access a receptionist internship abroad. It depends a lot on the hosting structure.

In general, hotels look for people with certain skills rather than hotel training. Thus, this position is accessible to students in business school or university. In short, you are motivated, you speak English, you can apply!

On the other hand, hotels in the luxury industry are more selective because they offer impeccable customer service. Difficult to access without a first successful experience in this field or specialized training. In the second case, it is necessary to prepare or have validated a CAP, BTS, License or Master in the hotel sector.



Qualities & Skills

The reception course may seem affordable for a large part of the students. Nevertheless, certain skills will be essential.

First, your presentation must be perfect because you will be the first contact with the customer. It is obvious to favor sobriety and professionalism.

Then, it is necessary that you have the sense of the service: it is the base of the trade. In particular, help and inform customers in all circumstances and in any condition.

The organization is also an important asset since the receptionist’s position is versatile. You must be able to juggle reservations, hospitality and customer queries. All this smiling and courteously. If you are not organized, you will be quickly overwhelmed by events and the customer will feel it.

Your goal is to develop the hotel’s sales and the number of rooms occupied. That’s why a certain commercial sense is essential. In addition, you are occasionally required to promote the services of the hotel. We must make them attractive through a speech conveying the benefits of these services.

In general, being dynamic will make it much easier to assume a versatile and rigorous job.



90%

English


70%

Local language


50%

Sales


30%


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Developed skills during an internship abroad in reception

If you are studying in hospitality you will have the opportunity to acquire technical skills specific to this sector. Like, calculate occupancy rates then involving the manipulation of sales figures. Indeed, you will assimilate its codes through your learning to apply them to customers. As a result, you will be able to greet them with courtesy, check in and check out the rules of the art and manipulate hotel software. Thanks to your privileged contacts with your guardian, you will be able to have a first approach of the managerial practices in the hotel industry.

The internship being abroad, you will have the opportunity to progress in languages. English, Spanish, German … everything will depend on your destination. Today, it is important to master English fluently, or even a second living language. Working in a team and in contact with customers will allow you to exchange regularly with international contacts. In total immersion, your oral fluency should evolve rapidly. Of course, it will also allow you to add another facet to your resume. Companies are becoming more international and their targets are from all walks of life. Even in France, it is an essential skill in the job market.

Finally, you will be able to develop a whole range of transversal skills for your professional success. Adaptability because you will evolve in a country where the culture and the working methods are different. But also the sense of service, professional presentation, rigor … to name a few. All these values ​​will be useful to you in the future, both professionally and personally.


More information

  • For European cities, the best season to do an internship as a receptionist is summer. This is the holiday season par excellence and many European hotels are recruiting international trainees over this period. Thus, the months when your application will have the best chance of being accepted, no matter the place, will spread from May to August. Of course, this is only a recommendation, it is quite possible to find an internship in Spain in winter for example.
  • It is necessary to apply at least 2 months before the beginning of the internship. Ideally 3. The goal is to have a maximum choice of destinations.
  • An internship in reception can last from 2 to 6 months or more. The longer the internship, the more the company will appreciate your application.

In any case, the best way to find out more is to contact a consultant directly info@traveldestinee.com

Within Travel Destinee, we offer the following destinations for a hotel receptionist course: Canary Islands, Balearic Islands, United Kingdom, Czech Republic, Greece, Malta, Maldives and Latin America. Discover all our front office internships abroad.

Food & Beverage

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Intern in Food and Beverage

The hotel server plays a decisive role in customer satisfaction. From the simple café to the bar until the complete meal in the restaurant, his tasks may be different depending on his assignment … Always with the aim of providing a quality service. The server is in daily contact with international customers. This internship is therefore useful for developing its language levels.



Tasks of an intern in Food and Beverage

Here are the different tasks that a hotel server can perform:

  • Prepare the room and the tables for the service.
  • Offer a service of a quality.
  • Help to present the menus, daily specials, drinks etc …
  • Take orders from customers.
  • Serve and serve the dishes. Clear the tables if necessary.
  • Check and manage stocks of raw materials.
  • Optimize the supply chain if necessary, in particular by signaling the products arriving out of stock.
  • Respect the health and safety rules in force at the establishment.


Education

A wide variety of courses will allow you to do an internship in service abroad.
Some hospitality professionals look for students with certain skills rather than training. So you can integrate this kind of hotel even if you are from a business school, engineering or university.
As for luxury hotels, the deal is quite different. Indeed, they need people already trained in good practices in the hotel sector. Thus, training in hospitality and / or catering CAP, BTS or university is required to enter these prestigious institutions.



Qualities and skills

To be a good waiter in the hotel industry, it is necessary to show some essential qualities.

First of all, you have to have a sense of service at any event and to be able to develop an excellent relationship with travelers. Patience, courtesy and discretion are the order of the day. It is important to know how to satisfy the demands of more or less demanding customers.

Then, the presentation of the server must be perfect. A sober outfit and a neat image are necessary. Indeed, this last must directly reflect the image of the hotel and the quality of its offer.

Finally, it is important to be organized and rigorous. During peak hours, the trainee may have to manage multiple clients and tables at the same time. It is therefore necessary to know how to memorize the orders and not to confuse them under pain of generating discontent at the customer.

In general, being dynamic will make things a lot easier. Indeed, one must assume a versatile position and sometimes subject to increased demand during meal times.


80%

Customer 

relationship


70%


English


50%

Local language (if necessary)


50%

Service technics


Developed skills during an internship abroad in Food and Beverage

Internship as a waiter in the Food and Beverage department of a hotel allows you to progress on various aspects.

This internship will allow you to learn the quality standards of the hotel industry: offer impeccable service, prevent customers from waiting and be at their disposal. To do this, you will be able to present the dishes with precision and memorize the orders. For all these tasks, you will be trained in the rules of hygiene and safety specific to the field of restoration. Finally you will master the fundamentals of the management of stocks of provisions.

The internship being abroad, you will have the opportunity to progress in languages. English, Spanish, German … everything will depend on your destination. Today, it is important to master English fluently, or even a second living language. Working in a team and in contact with customers will allow you to exchange regularly with international contacts. In total immersion, your oral fluency should evolve rapidly. Of course, it will also allow you to add another facet to your resume. Companies are becoming more international and their targets are from all walks of life. Even in France, it is an essential skill in the job market.

Finally, you will be able to develop a whole range of transversal skills for your professional success. The adaptability to have been able to evolve in a country where the culture and the methods of work are different. But also dynamism, the sense of detail, teamwork … to name a few. All these values ​​will be useful to you in the future, both professionally and personally.



More information

  • To do an internship in the classroom in Europe, the best season to leave is of course the summer. This is the biggest holiday period and all tourists are looking for something to stay abroad. The hotels are running at full capacity and regularly host international trainees. As a result, you will find your happiness over the months of May to August.
  • If you want a bigger change of scenery and leave Europe, it’s different. It is necessary to study a little more carefully the tourist seasons of the destination in question.
  • It is preferable to apply at least 2 months before the beginning of the internship. Ideally 3. The goal is to have a maximum choice of destinations.
  • An internship in Food and Beverage can be quite short, only 2 months. It can also be spread over a longer period, up to 6 months.

In any case, the best way to find out more is to contact an advisor directly: info@traveldestinee.com

Within Travel Destinee, we offer the following destinations for a server internship: Canary Islands, Balearic Islands, United Kingdom, Czech Republic, Greece, Malta and Latin America. Discover all our Food and Beverage internships abroad.

Hotel Management

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Assistant Manager Intern in Hotels

The assistant manager intern in hospitality acts as the right-hand man of the manager. He plays the facilitator role so that the manager’s day can happen without any trouble. The latter having sometimes lots of open files, the assistant can also help him for some tasks. From administrative work to organizing the agenda, the position is quite versatile. Obviously, according to the field of expertise of the manager, tasks may vary.


Tasks of an Assistant Manager Intern in Hospitality

Here are the different tasks that can be expected during a management internship in hospitality:

  • Helping in the organization of the schedule/agenda.
  • Helping in the organization of business travels.
  • Receiving, reading and sorting by priority emails and mails.
  • Answering phone calls.
  • Preparing meetings.
  • Debriefing and reports after meetings.
  • Administrative tasks relating to the manager’s department: front office, food & beverage, human resources, marketing…
  • Supporting managers on various tasks requiring workforce.


Education

Different field of studies may allow you to do an internship abroad as an administrative assistant within the hospitality industry.

Let’s start with the most obvious, the specific degree preparing to be an assistant manager. It is a short cycle of studies after high school, usually it lasts 2 years. It prepares for this position no matter what the sector of the company is.

This internship is also accessible to students in tourism or hospitality. Indeed, it can be a very interesting experience to discover the manager’s position. It is even more attractive for those who want to know more about a more strategic position.

Finally, students in management in the university or business schools can also apply. It is a good way to discover fundamentals of management especially in first or second year.



Skills and Qualities

Doing an assistant manager internship abroad demands specific qualities.

First of all, you need to be organized and autonomous. This position includes a lot of different tasks. Sometimes, you will have to manage different things at the same time. The idea is to be able to carry out these activities without losing efficiency. You have to be able to sort your actions by order of priority and manage your time. All of this in autonomy. Of course, your manager will be here to support you, provide you a training and answer your question.

This kind of internship also includes a lot of interrelations with other people, from your company or third-parties. The assistant manager intern in hospitality converses with them on a daily basis in order to plan a business trip or an appointment for instance. You therefore need good communication and interpersonal skills.

Finally, your English level should already be advanced. Indeed, you will need to understand requests and to answer them with precision.



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English


70%

Administration and Organisation


50%

Local language (if required)

50%

Interpersonal Skills



Skills developed during an Assistant Manager internship abroad

This experience will allow you to develop new abilities.

You will improve in management because you will be taught how to manage few things at the same time, organize your work and be autonomous. You will be able to discover administrative management and human resources management. Indeed, working in close collaboration with an experienced manager is the best way to acquire new skills. According to your manager’s domain of expertise, you will also discover more about this topic. If he is responsible for the communication or the marketing of the company for example, you will learn about it. This can be really useful if you plan to follow your studies or even your career in this field!

On the other hand, if you study tourism or hospitality, you may have interests. This internship will allow you to discover management practices and the functioning of a hotel in general.

Given that the internship will be abroad, you will have the opportunity to improve your language skills. English, Spanish, German… it will depend on your destination. Nowadays, it is important to fluently master English, or even a second language. Working in a team will allow you to exchange and interact with foreign people daily. In the field, your ability to speak would improve rapidly. Of course, it will also allow you to add a new asset to your CV. Companies are more and more internationalized and their target markets are spread worldwide. Even in France, it is a mandatory competency on the job market.

Finally, you will be able to develop a whole new set of cross-disciplinary skills for your future career. Adaptability, as you will live in a country with a different culture and working methods. But also, your teamwork, organization, autonomy… just to mention a few. All these values will be useful for your future, professionally as well as personally.



More Information

  • If you want to be an assistant manager intern in hospitality in a European hotel, demand is higher during the summer. Vacationers are looking for accommodation abroad and hotels are trying to meet their expectations. Thus, the energy you could bring would surely interest them!
  • If you are more interested in an internship outside of Europe, high season can be different. Each destination has its own characteristics concerning tourism. The best option is to find information on when tourists are visiting the country considered. In general, hotels from sunny places are open all year long!
  • It is better to apply around 2 months before the beginning of your internship. The idea is to have the most options possible as destinations.
  • The assistant manager internship can last from 2 to 6 months. It depends on our partner and its requirements. In Europe, it is quite hard to find this internship for less than 4 months.

Please, don’t forget that these are just trends and advice. The best thing to do is ask for information to one of our consultants: info@traveldestinee.com

We Travel Destinee offer the following destinations for an internship abroad as an assistant manager in hospitality: Spain, Czechia, Malta, Mexico and South America.

Discover here all our assistant manger internships in hospitality abroad.

Housekeeping

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Hospitality Internship- Housekeeping

A housekeeping internship abroad is a very versatile position. Tasks include everything that can help the hotel’s governor in his/her duties. Given that the main objective is to provide the best service possible to customers and the hotel guests, missions may vary. From the front office to the cleaning service, the housekeeper has to interact and connect with all hotel’s actors.



Tasks of an Housekeeping Intern

Here are the different tasks that a housekeeping intern can perform:

  • Maintaining common areas neat: sweeping, sorting, washing…
  • Learning how to check rooms.
  • Making sure that rooms meet hotel standards: tidiness, material available…
  • Helping to organize the cleaning service schedule according to the occupancy rate.
  • Supervising and helping with other services: luggage, front office, restaurant…
  • Welcoming clients.
  • Giving advice on visits, tours, touristic places…
  • Guiding clients along their journey.
  • Answering requests with diplomacy.


Education

To access an internship in housekeeping abroad, you need to know the basics of hospitality. This means having a first successful experience in room service or a specific education. In this case, a high school degree in hospitality or studies in this domain would be the minimum requirement. Usually, people from business schools or universities willing to go abroad choose internships in front office or food and beverage.


Skills and Qualities

A housekeeping intern in a hotel should present various qualities.

Firstly, you should have an innate sense for service. Being constantly in contact with customers and answering their requests and expectations, you would have to be patient and diplomatic. Indeed, the housekeeper may have to give information and advise customers on the hotel and its services. This means you also should be able to memorize information.

Then, as the position is very versatile, you will have to be resourceful if you want to get successfully absolve this internship. You must be adaptable to give support on different departments on the hotel. For instance, helping the front office team during rush hours, helping the luggage staff when a customer has a lot of suitcases, welcoming customers at the restaurant…

Finally, you need a strong sense of perfection. Everything should be perfectly executed to create an unforgettable customer experience. Taking initiative is also an important aspect of the job. Your ability to identify and solve problems is determining.



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English


50%

Local language (if required)


80%

Relation clients


70%

Hospitality Standards


Skills developed during a Housekeeping Internship abroad

An internship abroad in housekeeping in hospitality will allow you to develop many competencies and qualities.

First, you will master hospitality standards. You will apply them to different aspects such as cleaning, security, outfit… You will know how to identify and solve problems efficiently. This kind of skills are very useful and not only in the housekeeping department. Finally, this internship will allow you to discover rules and codes applicable in a hotel as well as the way other departments work.

Given that the internship will be abroad, you will have the opportunity to improve your language skills. English, Spanish, German… it will depend on your destination. Nowadays, it is important to fluently master English, or even a second language. Working in a team will allow you to exchange and interact with foreign people daily. In the field, your ability to speak would improve rapidly. Of course, it will also allow you to add a new asset to your CV. Companies are more and more internationalized and their target markets are spread worldwide. Even in France, it is a mandatory competency on the job market.

Finally, you will be able to develop a whole new set of cross-disciplinary skills for your future career. Adaptability, as you will live in a country with a different culture and working methods. But also, your rigorousness, sense of observation and service… just to mention a few. All these values will be useful for your future, professionally as well as personally.


More Information

  • If you want to get an internship abroad in housekeeping in a European hotel, demand is higher during the summer. Vacationers are looking for accommodation abroad and hotels are trying to meet their expectations. Thus, the energy you could bring would surely interest them!
  • If you are more interested in an internship outside of Europe, the high season can differ. Each destination has its own characteristics concerning tourism. The best option is to find information on when tourists are visiting the country considered. In general, hotels from sunny places are open all year long!
  • It is better to apply around 2 months before the beginning of your internship. The idea is to have as many internship positions and destination to choose from as possible.
  • The housekeeping internship can last from 2 to 6 months. It depends on our partner company and their requirements. In Europe, it is quite hard to find an internship for a duration of less than 3 months.

Please, don’t forget that these are just trends and advice. The best thing to do is ask for information to one of our consultants: info@traveldestinee.com

We Traveldestinee offer the following destinations for an internship abroad in housekeeping: Baleares, Canarias, Malta, Mexico, United Kingdom, France. Discover all our housekeeping internships abroad.

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