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Internships with Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management

The School of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management extends a warm welcome to you. Our program is consistently ranked in the top 10 hospitality programs in the country and we work very hard to continue to develop and improve our reputation in the industry. We are excited that all of you are now part of this amazing family. Your internship advisor is here to assist you in the successful completion of your internship program and reaching your personal goals in the hospitality and tourism industries.

During your time with us you will complete a practicum and an internship in the hospitality and tourism industries. We will prepare you academically to be successful and will count on you to take the necessary steps, to make yourself successful as well.

There is helpful information on the Internship web page. Some other suggestions for your success include:

  1. Get to know the professors in the School of HRTM. They are here to help and you should know them all.

  2. Get to know your fellow students. These are the people you will be working with during the course of your career.

  3. Get engaged in your education by participating in department activities, the community, guest speaker series, volunteer opportunities, career fairs (even if you are a freshman!) and participating in the many clubs the School of HRTM has.

Our students have completed practicums and internships with the following organizations. This list provides examples of previous internship and practicum sites and is not meant to be an exhaustive list.

Country Clubs

Charlotte Country Club, Seabrook Island Club, Forest Lake Club, Chevy Chase Club, Coral Bay Club, Woodlands Country Club

Hotels and Resorts

Marriott, Hilton, Hyatt Vacation Clubs, Flamingo- Las Vegas, Charleston Place Hotel, Ballantyne Hotel and Lodge, Wild Dunes, The Sea Pines Resort, Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center

Food and Beverage

Ruth's Chris Steakhouse, Sodexo, Compass Group, Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen, Childress Vineyards, Darden

Meetings and Events

Cricket Newman Designs, Grand Events of Florida, LLC, Purple Tie by Ridgewells, Governor's Mansion, Sweetgrass Social Event and Design, Carolina Event Consultants

Tourism and Attractions

Carolina Panthers, Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce, Carowinds, Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce, Columbia Blowfish, Bulldog Tours, Middleton Place, Adventure Carolina

Again, we are dedicated to your success, as are the other professors in the department, so please don't hesitate to visit.