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Hotel internship in South Africa

Internship with monetary or non-monetary benefits
We offer hotel internships in South Africa. Many hotels are smaller, owner-managed facilities of high boutique-style standards in the winelands around Cape Town. The internships are suitable for students who need it for university credit, and for anyone wishing to gain experience in the hotel and tourism industry and tourism. The hotels usually provide free accommodation and food.

Project description

South Africa is a popular and trendy travel destination. Breathtaking landscapes, eclectic cultural and historical attractions and friendly residents are attracting travelers from all over the world to the southernmost country on the African continent. Domestic tourism and the MICE sector (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, Events) are also well developed.
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

boutique1This 5-star, 12-suite boutique hotel is offering world-class service at an elegant historic country estate and winery in Franschhoek.
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.

boutique2Located on the hillside of Table Mountain, the Medium Standard Guest House offers B&B and self-catering apartments. As an intern, you can expect an open and friendly working atmosphere and a varied work.
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.

boutique3This 5-star boutique hotel with 21 exquisite rooms is located in the Constantia Valley, a suburb of Cape Town known for its viniculture. It is a luxurious country house with a large garden. The elegant restaurant offers premium local wines, fine dining and homemade truffles.
Interns should already have initial experience in the hospitality industry.
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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
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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
We expect:
Professional work, the "right" attitude

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