Hospitality and Tourism interns in Guatemala gain hands-on industry experience, with placements that suit your preferences with hotels or tour operators, helping with all aspects of their daily business.
This is an in-country internship, with accommodation and meals provided.
Considered one of the most beautiful cities in Guatemala, Antigua has long been known as an iconic city for both international and domestic tourists. Hospitality and Tourism interns are able to get genuine industry exposure by assisting in hands-on roles across a range of placements.
Assist tour operators with customer care and relations, marketing, business-to-consumer strategies, administrative support or with all manner on tours themselves.
Hotels and high-end hostels
Assist accommodation providers around Antigua with customer care, marketing and promotion, social media management, clerical work, accounting and on special seasonal projects and events.
Help small start-up companies that provide niche experiences not traditionally sold by tour operators. Start-ups often require assistance in all manner of their operations, so interns should be open minded and willing to assist wherever it’s needed.
Due to the broad scope of this internship field, a customized approach is taken toward matching each intern to their best placement opportunity. Interns can state a preference for their own placement, which will be accommodated wherever possible.
Interns are required to have at least basic Spanish language skills, in order to communicate effectively with colleagues and locals.
Hospitality and tourism interns learn from a qualified and experienced supervisor, and can be involved in:
- Assisting bookings
- Providing customer care and service
- Creating marketing material
- Developing and implementing business strategies
- Basic daily administration
- Organizational activities
Professional development opportunities:
- Work in fast moving environments
- Work in leading businesses in the area
- Interact with clients
- Learn about planning and logistics
- Hone your Spanish language and conversation skills
- Gain practical skills and boost your employability, with guidance from Intern Abroad HQ’s Experiential Learning Curriculum to support your learning and cultural intelligence.
- Hours vary on different placements, but a typical week is 40 hours over five days, with two days off
- Experiencing the hospitality and tourism industry in Guatemala
- Genuine work experience in the stunning city of Antigua
- Placements to suit interns expertise and goals
Types of host organizations:
- Tour operators
- Start-up tourism companies
Keen to get started?
Taking the first step is easy! It is free to apply and takes just 5 minutes.Submit an application
It’s free to apply for this internship. Once we have reviewed your suitability and accepted you onto this program, you’ll need to pay a deposit of US$449 to confirm your place. The remaining balance of your Program Fee (less your initial US$449 deposit payment) will be due no less than 60 days before your internship start date.
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