Why this internship?
This internship offers young hospitality students the chance to gain valuable and relevant qualifications within their chosen profession. Through this experience, interns gain work experience while adapting to various environments and using the knowledge obtained during their apprenticeship to help further their career. Interns also having the chance to soak up some culture as they explore the tropical island of Tenerife through different leisure activities and group excursions.
Students have the option of participating in a short-term work placement in of up to 6 weeks, or a long-term placement of 6 months. All interns start their hospitality internship with a one-week basic Spanish course in order to linguistically prepare for their work experience, specifically learning language associated with the hospitality sector. Interns are then enrolled in a three-day course to help prepare them for working in a Spanish restaurant or hotel.
After their theoretical training, interns receive a spot at one of 4 participating establishments in their field of studies. Here, students work hands-on with local clients and trainers as they complete specific tasks, such as that of a receptionist, waiter/waitress, housekeeper, administrative assistant, kitchen helper, bartender and/or customer relationship officer. Within these establishments, interns are guided and evaluated by a supervisor, ensuring each student learns confidently and effectively as they gain valuable work and intercultural experience.
These collaborations always prove to be very successful, with 3-4 groups of hospitality students participating each year, so make sure you become a part of our team as you learn to thrive through this unique experience!
The costs of the mobility projects are covered by Erasmus+ funds and FU Academy offers full service and organization of your stay in Tenerife. This includes the completion of necessary paperwork required for Erasmus+ projects, as well as airport transportation and accommodation either in shared apartments or one of our partnered hotels.