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Your first industry internship takes place during Semester 2 of the Preparatory Year, allowing you to practice the skills and knowledge gained during your immersive hospitality training semester on campus. To get your first internship, you will receive plenty of support from our onsite Internship & Career Office, including one-on-one guidance to help you search for your ideal internship and advice on how to make your CV stand out and write effective cover letters.
Before you begin to search for your first internship, you should consider the following criteria to help you narrow down your search range and hone in on an internship that meets your expectations. You should also plan on applying for several different positions.
Your internship coordinator can help you to prioritize and understand these criteria and guide you on how to find offers that correspond to your needs. Want a student perspective on how to find a great internship (even during a pandemic). Check out this article on the EHL blog:
Your second internship takes place during Semester 4 of the bachelor's degree. It is designed to allow you to take on greater responsibilities and practice your management skills in a supervisory or administrative role. For the second internship, you are expected to be more independent in the search process, but you still benefit from personalized support from the Internship & Career Office.
In addition to the many administrative and management-level internships that you can acces through EHL's job platform, you will also have the opportunity to pursue the following one-of-a-kind internship experiences through EHL.
Internship in your own start-up: Do you have a food or hospitality-relevant project or start-up idea? You can do your second internship by further developing your project whilst being based at the EHL Innovation Village's Business Incubator, where you will be guided by faculty innovation experts.
Internship in an Innovation Village start-up: Are you interested in the thriving entrepreneurship world but don’t have a project of your own? You can apply to do your second internship in one of the 20 food and hospitality start-ups based at EHL's Business Incubator.
Student Entrepreneurship Project (SEP) in your own start-up: Do you have a food or hospitality-relevant start-up? You can do a SEP in Semester 6 by further developing it whilst being based at the EHL's Business Incubator, where you will be guided by faculty innovation experts.
JEHL and Club des Entrepreneurs: EHL puts you in contact with subject matter experts among our faculty and alumni, plus external talents (entrepreneurs, multinational companies, academia, experts, etc) to collaborate in innovation and entrepreneurship projects. These contacts and partnerships generate many opportunities for EHL students and student committees.
Holden Madison, Administrative Internship (BOSC 4)
Operations & Finance Intern, Marriott properties in Singapore, Malaysia, and the Maldives
"Over the 24 weeks, I split my time between Operations and Finance. In Operations, I executed a number of tasks relating to guest satisfaction, loyalty program enrollments, brand standards...One of my favorite aspects of this internship was preparing for hotel openings and countdowns."
Leona Siyuan Yin, Administrative Internship (BOSC4)
Intern at Hublot, luxury watchmaking company in Switzerland
"Immersed in a work environment surrounded by top luxury brands, I got to meet many seniors in the industry, Hublot's friends of the brand, and guests I received at the Baselworld. The knowledge and experience I accumulated during our school courses and my first internship have greatly helped my work."
Jeffrey Pennaforte, Administrative Internship (BOSC4)
Junior Project and Operations Manager at Swissnex & EHL Regional Admissions Assistant
Justine Grand and Salomé Scheibler
Two EHL students, recently completed their internships at the École d'Hôtellerie et de Tourisme Paul Dubrule in Cambodia.
Here, they share with us their overview and achievements of this unique learning experience.
Finding an internship, the perfect one that combines one's passions, ambitions and professional skill development is not easy. So many factors have to be taken into consideration: the location, the company, the position, personal motivation. Here are some steps to starting looking for the perfect internship that suits you best.
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