Hospitality and tourism internships 

Hospitality and tourism internships are for participants who want real-world experience in the fast-moving world of the travel industry. Interns in this program can work in hostels, hotels, and tour operators assisting management or operations.

Your tasks vary depending on your experience and interest but common tasks include assistance in administrative tasks, assistance in marketing, assistance in customer service, and sales. 

The internship program in Tourism and Hospitality requires a minimum commitment of 4 weeks and a basic knowledge of Spanish. Other languages are a plus but not required.

Due to the nature of the tourism industry, working hours depend on which business you are placed in. A typical work week will be working 5 days/40 hours per week with two free days.

Prior experience in the hospitality industry is not needed.

The hospitality and tourism internship program is available in various companies, you choose which type of company you prefer. 

  •  Tour operator: By interning with a tour operator, you can choose to work in the areas of customer care, marketing, B2C strategy, administrative or support directly the tours being sold.
  • Hotels: If you choose to work in hotels for your internship; you can expect to be working in the areas of customer care, marketing, promotion, social media management, clerical work, accounting and assistance with special seasonal projects and events.
  • Experiential tourism: By interning in experiential tourism you will be working with small start-up companies that provide niche experiences not traditionally sold by tour operators.

 

Arrival to the program are most Sundays.

On arrival you are greeted by our friendly coordinators and taken to your accommodation. Next day you meet with all the volunteers and interns that came the previous days for orientation.

In orientation we cover topics like:
-Do’s and dont’s in the country

-How to get around and weekend travel

-Your projects

-Communication, SIM cards , and currency.

-Social meet ups with other participants.

Spanish classes are available at an extra cost in 20 hour blocks. Monday to Friday , 4 hours per day.
See our costs section for more information.

Basic Spanish is required.

We encourage all of our participants in our programs to travel as much as they can during the weekends. Volunteers and interns usually travel together during the weekends. Our coordinators can assist you to make travels plans

During the weekdays volunteers and interns usually spend time together after their assignments.

Internship overview

  • Minimum commitment: 4 weeks
  • Location: Antigua Guatemala
  • Accommodation: Host family with two meals per day or volunteer hostel dorms.
  • Available: Year-round.

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