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International Internships in Tourism & Hospitality

Tourism and hospitality internships abroad offer a unique and enriching opportunity for individuals passionate about exploring diverse cultures while gaining practical experience in the dynamic field of travel and hospitality. These internships provide participants with hands-on involvement in various aspects of the tourism and hospitality industry, including hotel management, event planning, customer service, marketing, and cultural exchange. Interns collaborate with local tourism organizations, hotels, restaurants, and event venues, contributing to the seamless execution of guest experiences, promoting local attractions, and enhancing the overall quality of travel services. By immersing themselves in different cultural contexts, interns develop valuable interpersonal skills, adaptability, and a keen understanding of customer preferences and global travel trends.

Throughout these internships, individuals may engage in tasks such as coordinating events, assisting guests, managing bookings, and contributing to marketing campaigns. The exposure to diverse travel and hospitality practices fosters a well-rounded perspective on the industry’s global impact, sustainability efforts, and the role of cultural awareness in enhancing guest satisfaction. Ultimately, tourism and hospitality internships abroad empower participants to become skilled professionals capable of navigating the complexities of the international travel industry, contributing to memorable and authentic travel experiences, and promoting cross-cultural understanding through exceptional service and cultural exchange.

Every World Endeavors Internship Program Includes

Our internships are as unique as the countries that host them, but there are program features that unify all of our internship experiences.

YOUR INTERNSHIP

  • Professional customized internship placement
  • Year-round program availability
  • Flexible durations from 2 to 6 months

CAREER READINESS PROGRAM

  • Resume clinic and interview skills workshop
  • One-on-one coaching
  • Professional competencies development

ACCOMMODATION

  • Variety of options available – host family, shared apartment, student residence
  • Vetted and selected with quality, safety and proximity to your placement in mind

CAREER AND ACADEMIC INTEGRATION

  • Re-entry handbook and support
  • Academic credit facilitation
  • Post-program assistance with resume updates and completion certificate
  • World Endeavors Alumni Network

TEAM OF EXPERTS

  • Dedicated one-on-one advisor
  • Local on-site coordinator
  • Internship placement supervisor

PEACE OF MIND

  • Comprehensive travel medical insurance
  • Mental Health First Aid-certified staff
  • 24/7 emergency travel assistance
  • Professional liability insurance

Our Top Intern Abroad Destinations

World Endeavors volunteers support communities in several destinations in Africa, the Americas, Asia and Oceania. Our programs are located in a variety of sites, including urban and rural, economically developed and developing, and English-speaking and non-English speaking.

How to choose the best Internship program

Choosing your internship program is easy when you evaluate your priorities. Follow these steps to guide you toward your ideal program.

Explore a New Career

Interning abroad offers a great opportunity to explore your professional and personal interests, and help define your career path. Peruse our internship fields and past examples to find the best fit.

Choose Your Dream Destination

Finding a meaningful way to combine interning and travel to your dream location is a big incentive. Carefully consider which destinations suit your interests and international internship goals.

Improve Language Skills

Immersing yourself in a language-rich environment is the ultimate method for developing fluency. If language-learning is your goal, favor destinations that use your language of choice.

Fit your budget

Explore scholarships and financial aid to determine if these may impact your destination options. Consider the overall cost of the program and cost of living in-country to identify the optimal match.

Try our program finder to filter based on your choices.

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All our Tourism & Hospitality Internships

Explore our range of internship options and unlock the doors to a world of endless possibilities in tourism and hospitality. If you would like to refine your search further then please use our Program Finder tool.

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Spain

Wine Internship in Spain

Wine interns in Spain work in a winery learning about the process of making wine, developing their wine business acumen, assisting in leading enology tours, and honing their marketing and sales skills specific to the wine industry.

Wine Internship in Spain

Wine interns in Spain work in a winery learning about the process of making wine, developing their wine business acumen, assisting in leading enology tours, and honing their marketing and sales skills specific to the wine industry. The vineyard sells wine as well as sparkling wine, cherry wine, cava and spirits. In addition to vinification, the winery also specializes in providing a holistic wine tourism experience, including wine education, guided tours, wine and food pairing, and tasting courses.

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Argentina

Hospitality Internship in Argentina

Gain experience with a hospitality company offering gastronomic experience, craft beer and sustainability.

Hospitality Internship in Argentina

Gain experience with a hospitality company offering gastronomic experience, craft beer and sustainability.

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Thailand

Wine Internship in Thailand

Wine interns in Thailand are privileged to be part of the vineyards and wine companies, contributing to a plethora of activities. From production to marketing, interns gain valuable insights into the wine industry while also immersing themselves in the unique wine and cultural traditions of the region.

Wine Internship in Thailand

Wine interns in Thailand are privileged to be part of the vineyards and wine companies, contributing to a plethora of activities. From production to marketing, interns gain valuable insights into the wine industry while also immersing themselves in the unique wine and cultural traditions of the region. This enriching experience allows them to develop a genuine passion for the wines produced in that particular part of the world.

Intern Abroad
Spain

Wine Internship in Spain

Engaging in wine internships in Spain opens doors to a world of vineyards and wine companies. Interns contribute to various aspects of the industry, from production to marketing, gaining a comprehensive understanding of the wine-making process.

Wine Internship in Spain

Engaging in wine internships in Spain opens doors to a world of vineyards and wine companies. Interns contribute to various aspects of the industry, from production to marketing, gaining a comprehensive understanding of the wine-making process. This immersive experience also allows them to develop a deep appreciation for the unique wine and cultural heritage of the region.

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France

Wine Internship in France

In France, wine interns are given the opportunity to explore the fascinating world of vineyards and wine companies. They play an integral role in supporting various activities, ranging from production to marketing.

Wine Internship in France

In France, wine interns are given the opportunity to explore the fascinating world of vineyards and wine companies. They play an integral role in supporting various activities, ranging from production to marketing. This immersive experience not only helps them acquire practical skills but also fosters a deep admiration for the wine and culture of the specific region they are working in.

Intern Abroad FAQs

Where will I intern?

While some organizations have a list of open internships and place applicants in those positions, we work in the opposite direction. We first learn about you, your interests, goals and experience, and then actively pursue the internship that provides you with experience directly relevant to your future career. 

What will I be doing at my internship?

Our internships are customized to fit each individual’s goals, interests, and skill level. We consider all of these things and then make a placement accordingly. Therefore, we don’t have specific internships “set aside” waiting for people to fill them. We have placed interns in both small and large companies, but due to confidentiality of our host companies and organizations we are not able to provide a list of companies.

If I am accepted into the program, am I guaranteed an internship?

We are confident in our ability to find impactful,  skill-building internships. If you are accepted into our program, we guarantee that we will find you a placement in your first or second choice field.

Do I need to have experience?

We arrange rewarding internship placements for people with all levels of experience. Whether you’re a complete beginner or an expert in your field, a successful experience requires a positive approach and a mind open to learning, growing and strengthening your skills.

Are the internships paid?

We really wish we could offer paid internships, but all of the internships we coordinate are unpaid placements. Paid internships abroad are few and far-between, as they require a different type of visa that is difficult to attain, and they also require sponsorship by the host company, which is quite costly for them. The goal of our program is to provide meaningful, hands-on experience in your specific profession or field of study that will give you a competitive edge in the job market and make you valuable to employers who are globally minded. If you are seeking a placement to help you gain international experience, improve your skills in your field and enhance your resume, our program provides the perfect opportunity.

What companies do you work with?

Our internships are customized to fit each individual’s goals, interests, and skill level. We consider all of these things and then make a placement accordingly. Therefore, we don’t have specific internships “set aside” waiting for people to fill them. We have placed interns in both small and large companies, but due to confidentiality of our host companies and organizations we are not able to provide a list of companies.

Is there a cost to particiate?

We strive to provide immersive, life changing, and professionally rewarding programs for our interns. Our programs are designed as a comprehensive “program” instead of just the internship so that we can provide a full experience for our participants. The program fees we charge include the in-country expenses (housing, insurance, orientation, etc.) and also the dedicated work that goes behind finding a customized, one-of-a-kind, international internship placement.

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How to apply for an Internship Abroad

You’ve decided to intern abroad – congratulations! Applying for your World Endeavors program is easy and stress-free. Get ready to PUT YOURSELF OUT THERE!

STEP 1
EXPLORE & ASK

Research and compare. If you can’t decide on a program, we can guide you toward the best fit.

STEP 2
SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION

Fill out our online application form to share all your relevant details with our team.

STEP 3
ENROLL & PREPARE

Receive your official acceptance and enroll. We’ll give you all the info you need to get ready!

STEP 4
START YOUR ADVENTURE!

You’ve researched, planned and saved. Now you’re ready to gain skills and grow your network abroad!

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