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Internships

Internships are an important part of the curriculum. There are two internships during the course: an operational internship in the second year and a management internship in the fourth year.

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Operational internship

In the second half of the second year, you will spend 5 months on an operational internship abroad. You can opt for countries in Europe or Asia, but also in the United States or the United Arab Emirates. The internship will enable you to familiarise yourself with the day-to-day running of the Rooms Division or Food & Beverage department of an international hotel and acquire a good overview of the industry. It will help you to identify your preferences and the direction in which you wish to develop.

Because we want to ensure you leave as best prepared as possible, you’ll complete a preparatory course before leaving on your internship. Here we will devote special attention to such things as intercultural communication. And you will share your internship experiences with us by keeping in constant touch with your school supervisor.

Management internship

The management internship rounds off your studies at the Hotel School. Once again, you can either complete this internship abroad or in the Netherlands. However, you will always be working in a hospitality-related company. Here, you will acquire experience in a particular field or policy area such as finance, marketing, HRM, event management, food service, cure & care or facility. Next to the work experience a research assignment forms part of the internship. Because it is related to your chosen track, the internship will be excellent preparation for your future career.

Unique management internship in the Teaching Hotel

Every year, the Teaching Hotel offers a special challenge for a number of ambitious students: a management internship in the Teaching Hotel. This enables students to take the first step in their careers in our own hotel. They are the young professionals who run and manage our Teaching Hotel.

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