Hospitality and Event Planning Internships

Following is a sample of our international Hospitality and Event Planning Internships. New opportunities are created every year. Get in touch if you don't see what you're looking for!

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Programs Offered

Event Planning & Management

Event Planning & Management

This is a unique opportunity for interns looking to gain experience in international event planning. This organization specializes in corporate events social events, festivals, and excursions. They even have an “extreme” division which includes skydiving events and whitewater rafting! As an intern, you will assist with researching, planning, and proposing events to clientele. Once the client decides on a location and/or event, the selected intern will then work to make arrangements and see the event through.

Wedding & Event Planning

Wedding & Event Planning

This internship is with a full-service wedding and event planning firm specializing in the design and production of tailor-made wedding and event experiences. Their wedding planning service helps support brides to ensure that the process leading up to the day and wedding day itself is enjoyable, stress-free and seamless. The intern will support all aspects of services provided from sourcing suppliers to on the day coordination. Tasks may include: preparing proposals, generating leads, meeting with clients, researching and booking vendors/venues, networking, brainstorming on creative ideas, communicating directly with clients and vendors, reviewing contracts, creating timelines, day of coordination, setup and breakdown, and more!

Event Executive Internship

Event Executive Internship

The Event Executive will be responsible for coordinating events, managing client relationships through day-to-day contact with the client, assisting with prospecting ensuring clients receive superior customer service, and renewing client accounts. This individual will be assisting the Event Manager in managing all aspects of campaigns in accordance with the objectives of clients and the revenue goal.

Hospitality Internship at Chic Barcelona Accommodation

Hospitality Internship at Chic Barcelona Accommodation

This chic accommodation is situated in the heart of Barcelona. It’s a modernist building typical of the city, completely renovated following an elegant and creative design, leaving a wonderful feeling of home. Founded in June 2010 the accommodation offers comfort, fun, tranquility and security in a central location. The main tasks of the hospitality internship may include, but are not limited to: creating and developing events for guests, participating in departmental meetings to brainstorm and discuss business operations, sourcing suppliers and negotiating budgets, collaborating with the PR Department to promote the events to the public, ensuring the successful execution of events, welcoming guests at reception and providing general information about the city, promoting and informing the guests about daily, weekly and special events in house and throughout the city. Opportunities may also exist in Marketing, Sales, & Reservations depending on the interns background and interests.

Guest Services for International Hotel Chain

Guest Services for International Hotel Chain

This high-end hospitality internship will encompass a vast number of responsibilities where the intern will be able to get experience in a variety of different areas of the hotel. Sample tasks may include but are not limited to: handling guest services, check-ins, group arrivals, coordinating event logistics behind the scenes and organizing marketing projects.

Tour Company Internship

Tour Company Internship

This hospitality company arranges day trips and weekend trips, for international students, service providers, and for UK universities, which are sold via our website international student fairs, and through study abroad offices. We also arrange short term faculty led study abroad and study tours for university and high school students in the UK and USA. Tasks may include: assisting the Sales and Marketing department on a day-to-day basis to increase sales and awareness; assisting with new business research (online and by telephone); helping marketing staff manage contacts, including updating and maintaining records; assisting in creating e-mail shots, online marketing, and the use of social networking; helping the sales team create marketing materials, specifically developing our student online booking website; observing the operations department to understand how tours are created and delivered to our clients; providing support for staff at events.


Housing and Language

Where you’ll live

Depending on your internship location, you can expect to stay in a shared room in an apartment, college dorm, or student residence. A local program advisor and coordinator will be available to help you settle in and answer any questions during your program. Your accommodations will likely be within walking distance of city public transportation.

During your stay, you’ll be within the same network as the students and/or interns you’re living with. It is often through these individuals that you can learn the most, as you explore the highlights of the city together, share career-building advice, and venture out on your own to your internship posts.

Your language learning

Most locations are very English-friendly, and do not require prior knowledge of the local language. Depending on your placement, you may have the opportunity to integrate further into the community by attending language lessons.

* If your internship takes place in Paris, you’ll have the chance to experience full cultural immersion by living with a local host family. (French language skills are required for an internship in this location, and you should expect to be evaluated beforehand via Skype interview.)

Career Counseling Benefits

Preparing for your future

Before you depart, you’ll be introduced to your internship advisor for one-on-one support and career guidance. Your advisor will help you prepare for your internship interview, build an effective cover letter and resume, and choose the right placement. Working with your advisor, you’ll take the Clifton Strengths Finder Assessment to identify your top five strengths. These strengths will be useful in determining future opportunities and helping to focus your interests into clear career goals well beyond the scope of the program.

Once you and your advisor have selected your internship, you’ll have access to a pre-departure orientation video series to help you get ready for the transformational experience of working and living abroad. You’ll also have career skills training videos and articles at your fingertips to help you build your resume in advance. We want you to succeed and thrive abroad, and will provide countless resources to ensure you have what you need to do so.

When you arrive at your destination, you’ll attend a welcome orientation to help you settle in and start your experience with your best foot forward. Midway through your program, you’ll check in with local advisors at a career coaching session. During this visit, onsite staff will interview you and your employer to identify your strengths and areas where you could improve. We find this feedback-loop to not only be essential for success, but often lacking in environments where you’re on your own. Before the conclusion of your internship, you’ll attend a program debriefing and re-entry career and culture training. When you return home, you’ll join a network of alumni across the world who have used the skills they gained to advance their lives and careers!

AFSNext seal of approval

This program is implemented by a trusted organization within the AFSNext partnership community and has our full endorsement. While not managed or operated by AFS, it maintains the same exceptional quality standards, which are set by a network of experienced international non-profits operating within the international education field.