Everything you need to know about Hotel Management internships

Everything you need to know about Hotel Management internships

For most of us, vacations are synonymous to travelling and getting to see new places.  And with travelling becoming a new passion among youngsters, the tourism industry is growing by leaps and bounds. An integral part of tourism is hospitality. The increase in opportunities in hospitality industry made hotel management a hot career. There are many new restaurants and hotels opening up all over India and the demand of professionals is increasing too. A crucial part of hotel management courses are the internships and are given considerable weightage in the final semester exams too.

How to apply for a hotel management internship?
1. Contacting the hotel: The best way to apply for hotel management internships is by contacting the training department or HR of the hotel directly and asking if they have a vacancy for the internship. If they have a vacancy, you’ll be asked to send your CV. If your CV is shortlisted, you’ll be called for an interview.
2. Through college: The easiest way to get an internship position at a hotel is through your college. Most colleges send their students’ resumes to the hotels. After this, the students appear for an interview before a panel.

Summer Batch: Mostly starts from June/July onwards.
Winter Batch: Mostly starts from September/October onwards.

How to prepare?
Both hands-on experience and classroom learning are important while considering a candidate for the internship. Maintaining good grades and attendance during college is one way to enhance your chances of securing an internship at a good hotel.
While preparing for the interview,  research well about the company’s senior staff and management. Learn about the company’s events, achievements, and awards. In addition to mentioning these things during the interview, you should also talk about why these things interest you and further motivate you to work for the company. When answering, talk about the things that the company does in terms of treating its guests and training its staff. Some of the frequently asked questions are:
• Why do you want to work for us?
• What do you know about the company/hotel?
• What are your career goals in the hospitality industry?
• What are your key strengths that you can bring to a role in hospitality?
• If you get this job, how long do you see yourself staying with us?
These questions are designed to test not only your problem-solving skills but also your sense of teamwork, diplomacy, and tact. Let the interviewer know that you take responsibility for your own mistakes and how to learn and grow from failed projects and poor decisions. For more sample questions and interview tips, visit here.

Two skills are considered crucial while selecting a candidate for internships. These are:
1. Customer service skills – 
Ability to work under pressure and ability to stay organised and focused on tasks at hand.
2. Communication skills – Command over the language (both regional and English)  and familiarity with the industry.

Why opt for a hotel management internship?
The easiest way to secure a job at the leading hotels is by interning with them. The colleges usually help students secure internships at hotels. The hotel management industry is all about treating one’s customer right and this experience can only be gained if students learn to interact properly with guests. Working in a hotel requires a lot of skills like interpersonal communication (oral & written), interacting well with diverse cultures/ groups, knowledge of community resources, researching & planning, and critical thinking that get taught in hotel management courses but you only get to implement it during the internship. A friendly personality and a desire to help genuinely is a pre-requisite for the industry.

Word of advice:
Prepare a field specific resume – 
The hospitality field is competitive. In your resume, emphasise the unique challenges you overcame, the times when you showed real leadership, and the times when you acted as though your personal reputation and company’s reputation were same. Hospitality managers love candidates who take total ownership over the guest experience, and who take guest comfort personally, and seriously. For more hospitality resume tips, visit here.
The customer is always right – Do everything you can to turn an upset guest’s problem into a good story that they will want to share of how you went above and beyond the call of duty to ensure their good experience. See every complaint as an opportunity to improve the way your hotel functions.

Work as a hotel management intern:

As part of the internship, students are made to work in different departments of the hotel such as front office, housekeeping, food & beverage service, and kitchen. Some of the common profiles for hotel management internships are:
Front office Manager manages the front office staff who welcome the guests and customers and allot hotel rooms to them according to their needs.
House Keeping Manager takes care of the hygiene, cleanliness, and decoration of hotel roomsIn this position, you may be in charge of hiring housekeepers and training them. You may also need to schedule workers so that there is always the right number of workers at each shift.
Food and Beverage Manager does the job of overseeing eateries and refreshment administrations to ensure quality is kept up to the mark. It also includes requesting for supplies, dealing with the expenses, and managing the kitchen.

Best hotel management internships in India:
Marriot Hotel
– Marriot offers internships for six months. Generally, they consider candidates sent by the colleges. One can apply for internships for both batches.
Oberoi Hotel – Oberoi offers internships for both shorter duration (17 weeks) at a single department to longer duration (six months) internship.
Leela Hotel – Leela offers a 17-week internship to students pursuing hotel management from Institute of Hotel Management (IHM) and a 22-week internship to students from other colleges.
Taj Mahal Hotel – Taj offers four-and-a-half to six-month industrial training to students at all hotel management related departments.
Westin Hotel – Westin offers a six-month internship for the students and select applicants through college references only.

Now that you know everything about hotel management internships, launch your career by applying to these hotel management internships.

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50 thoughts on “Everything you need to know about Hotel Management internships

  • June 3, 2017 at 11:20 AM

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    • June 27, 2017 at 5:11 PM

      Thanks, Daniel :)
      Glad to know that you found the article helpful.

  • June 23, 2017 at 9:10 AM

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  • July 1, 2017 at 10:14 AM

    Very informative and highly useful. Keeps me updated with recent advances..

  • July 9, 2017 at 8:05 AM

    Hello sir/madam, I am about to start my B.Sc course from IHM Mumbai.I would like to ask that is there any one or two months internship that I can do in my semester breaks and is it allowed to do internships after first semester onwards.
    Thank you

  • September 2, 2017 at 2:05 PM

    hello, i am Rahul i am pursuing hotel management from ITM college in Nerul, Navi Mumbai. i am not a good speaker as my english is not too good i have lot of confidence to speak in hindi but i can not speak in english. Will hotels take me for internship?? if no than what can i do now???
    plzzz help me..

  • October 7, 2017 at 9:26 PM

    Hi, I am Manveer Singh, pursuing M. Sc. in Hospitality Business & Hotel Management in Switzerland and I am doing a research on hotel industry in India. My topic is “The impact of training and development on job performance mediated by self-efficacy.” Can you please help me to find that how the hotel industry run the training & development programs in India.

  • December 12, 2017 at 6:59 PM

    I,am saurav suman,study for B.S.C hospitality & hotel adminstration I study in Kolkata In industrial training

  • January 4, 2018 at 1:57 PM

    Hy I m paras sharma I m pursuing diploma in food production from Chandigarh institute of hotel management and I m looking for intership in best hotels i dnt know what should i do…….i have confidence but less skils..so i need suggestion by you…..i hope u give me best suggestion for my carrier

  • February 13, 2018 at 5:36 PM

    Hello, Nice articles. The articles written here is very informative. I was looking for some information on the Hotel Management Entrance Exam. The information you have mentioned in the article is very useful. I have been through the official website of NCHMCT to get the information on hotel management entrance exam.

    Students must check nchmct jee application form 2018 to get a career in hospitality.
    [check more] http://www.clearugentrance.com/2017/11/nchmct-jee-application-form.html

  • February 18, 2018 at 5:15 PM

    It was actully a great article to read as I am in a lot of confusion for choosing a best hotel for my upcomong intern this article has helped me not only what best for me but also how can I get the best I want . Really appreciating and workful article.

  • March 29, 2018 at 10:08 PM

    Hello,i have already availed admission in a hotel managememt college and i’m determined to become an hotel manager.I’m acquaint about the internship which will be held during the 2nd year of course.Since i want to become an manager,is it necessary that i’m required to get trained in all 4 departments or i have the avaialble choice to request the hotel to provide me a hotel manager training? I hope to receive your answer soon,thankyou.

  • April 28, 2018 at 12:00 AM

    Hello, i’m also 4rm this industry means now 2 I’m studying in 2nd year & now I’m in industrial training Soo i left the training bcuz of some issues.. so now I’m not having the certificate n also I have done the training for 5 months n I have lefted the training Soo there will some issue or wht.. means in further studies

    • April 28, 2018 at 12:01 AM

      Plz rply me soon

  • June 1, 2018 at 10:01 PM

    Hello Sir i am completed my b.sc hotel management and i am looking for house keeping training. is their any requirement please inform to me. It is my email i.d balasivaandraju@gmail.com and my contact number is 9618873224

  • July 25, 2018 at 12:24 PM

    The hotel management career is still something new to many in India. Blogs like these are important as they help people understand how to get into this career. They get a better picture. It shouldn’t happen that someone aspires to be in the career and loses the opportunity because of ignorance. Awesome share.

  • August 20, 2018 at 11:42 AM

    Thank you – this is the most useful post I have ever come across with respect to Hotel Management! I can’t tell you have much time and effort you have saved me by listing all these fabulous info and tips.

  • August 22, 2018 at 4:48 PM

    Anyone who is interested in internship or has good experience in hospitality industry and who is ready to work in Leh-Ladakh, J&K.. we have opportunity in each department of 4 star hotel.. please contact me on hit1676@gmail.com

  • September 11, 2018 at 11:42 PM

    Hello sir
    What is the minimum age for doing Job training

    • September 14, 2018 at 3:51 PM

      Hi Rama,

      There is no age bar for doing a training or an internship. However, certain organisations look for interns above 18 years of age for an in-office internship.

      Thanks~ Unnatti

  • October 6, 2018 at 2:06 AM

    Sir i am doing hotel management and I want to go for industrial training in goa for 4 months so how can got a five star hotel ?

    • October 6, 2018 at 12:23 PM

      Hi Krushna,

      Please visit http://bit.ly/hotel-mgmnt-is to apply to hotel management internships that are available on Internshala. If you’re looking for internships specifically in Goa, you can select ‘Goa’ from the ‘Location’ option given on the left side of the page.

      Thanks~ Unnatti

  • November 27, 2018 at 12:04 PM

    I am a good chef. But I wanted to be a great one. My uncle suggested me to take by hotel management course. But I was hesitant. However, after going through this blog, now I know why to take up the hotel management course. Now I am going to earn a degree in hotel management.

  • December 7, 2018 at 7:58 PM

    I am Depjal giri from Darjeeling I completed diploma course in production from F.C.I Darjeeling and completed my industrial training from The Great Eastern Kolkata and I searching for job training in 5 star hotels
    Please help me

    • December 13, 2018 at 8:27 AM

      Hi Depjal,

      Thank you for writing in.

      In case you are looking for internships, please register on Internshala here – http://bit.ly/new-registration. Once you’ve registered and logged into your account, you may click on the ‘Internships’ button on your dashboard to view all the internships available on the platform. You can filter internships according to your preference.

      Thanks~ Ankit

  • January 28, 2019 at 3:46 PM

    For IT Internship,. how much hours the trainee has to work in the hotel in a day ?

    • January 29, 2019 at 10:31 AM

      Hi Rebecca,

      The number of hours would vary from internship to internship, you’ll be notified about the timings once you commence the internship.

      Thanks~ Stelin

  • February 21, 2019 at 6:54 PM

    Hello sir /mam
    I’m Parveen Kumar .I’m from Kamalpur district kaithal.im doing a BHM and CT 4th semester. Sir /mam I want to do industrial training in your industry. Sir any vacancies in your hotel for industrial training (I. T.) sir. I’m waiting for your reply .thank you sir.

  • April 11, 2019 at 3:44 PM

    Is it mandatory to do training in 5 star hotel ??

  • April 13, 2019 at 12:16 AM

    Hello.My Name is Raghib khurshid I’m from Aligarh I’m pursuing BHMCT from ihm meerut I want vocation training for 2 months in five star hotels .so plz guide me how to apply

  • June 3, 2019 at 8:55 PM

    Can any one suggest me a five star hotel which provide accomodation to trainee ?

  • June 23, 2019 at 9:56 AM

    My age is 16 year and I will complet my HM Diploma so plz tell me where I will go for training

    • June 24, 2019 at 10:21 AM

      Hi Ankit,

      Thank you for writing in.

      You could first shortlist the hotels that you would like to work with and then filter them as per your location preference. You could then reach out to those hotels through their official website to get more details about the training. Hope this helps.

      Thanks. :)

  • July 24, 2019 at 2:14 PM

    Hi there, how do I apply for the training?

  • October 27, 2019 at 11:03 PM

    Hii Sir/Madam
    I m Dibya Ranjan Mohanty pursuing degree course .Koi agar intership training main aya he and weekly off ke baad chahe to koi kitna aur extra off le sakta he bata sakte hne?
    And agar extra lia koi kitna tak le sakta he jiske badle extra day aur extend na ho jaye training?
    Thank you

  • January 31, 2020 at 12:04 PM

    What a helpful post author. Thank you.


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