During a hotel internship in South Africa, you will not only get to know this fascinating country first-hand, but you will also gain valuable experience in the hotel and tourism sector. You work together with the team of a hotel receiving guests from all over the world, where besides professional skills, you can also develop your intercultural ones.
We organize hotel internships in hotels of different standards and sizes in South Africa. For smaller hotels your work is usually that of a generalist, whereas larger hotels work more specifically by department.
Here are some examples of hotels where we offer internships:
Hotels in South Africa
The winery produces its own wines such as Suavignon Blanc, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz and Pinotage, which can be tasted at the hotel. The hotel also organizes weddings in the spacious garden, which has its own chapel, and conferences.
An internship is possible between the months of September and April. You should stay for at least 3 months and be at least 20 years old. You should either be a student of a related course, have completed professional training, or have first relevant work experience. You should also be fluent in English. Other language skills like German, French and Dutch are of advantage.
About 30% of your tasks are in the office (planning and preparation, handling bookings, doing communications, social media marketing) and 70% of your tasks are service tasks such as guest support, check-in / check-out, preparation of the breakfast, planning and providing services at weddings and conferences. You will work 45 hours/week on 5 days/week, which may include weekends. Accommodation is provided at the hotel and you also get a pocket money.
You can learn about all the work that is needed to run such a guesthouse, including guest relations, check-in / check-out, answering inquiries and handling bookings, administrative tasks, supervision of the breakfast service, handling and assisting with tours and car rental bookings, stock keeping, marketing, housekeeping, and planning and supervising staff.
It is of advantage, if you are a student or doing an apprenticeship in the tourism or hotel industry, but it is not necessary. Good German and English skills are expected, as well as a professional way of how to deal with guests, an eye for detail, and the willingness to occasionally work outside the normal daily working hours.
Interns should already have initial experience in the hospitality industry.
Location: South Africa
Availability: throughout the year, flexible starting date
Minimum duration: 1 month
Maximum duration: 6 months
Language skills required: English
Accommodation: provided by the hotel
Internship possible: Yes
Qualification of supervisor: Hospitality industry professionals
Minimum qualification intern: see text
Further contribution to the project: -
Remuneration: pocket money or meals might be provided
Volunteering possible: No
Expected qualification volunteers: -
Further contribution to the projekt: No
Professional work, the "right" attitude