White Lodging offers paid, hourly internships at select properties across the country. High School interns are assigned various hourly roles in the hotel to learn the responsibilities of that role and about how a hotel operates. The candidates chosen for a White Lodging Internship usually have experience in the hospitality industry but if not will gain the required knowledge. While these are not designed as rotational internships, the possibilities of exposure to other departments besides the one you are hired for is an option depending on your experience and the property. You will experience learning through: online instruction, direct instruction from your mentor and others in the department as well as "On-The-Job" training. By the end of the your internship you should not only have a good working knowledge and accurate perception of the position and White Lodging, but we will also have had several months to observe you as well!Training: You will be assigned a mentor/trainer within your department and a comprehensive training program has been designed to take you through the training for your position as well as give you insight into the culture and philosophies of White Lodging.Hours: Hours and work days will vary depending on the hotel’s business needs. Typical internships offered will be 20 hours a week and the rate of pay will vary depending on the hotel.
RESPONSIBILITIES * Meet with department head to review internship requirements. * Work with department head to develop training schedule that will accomplish the requirements of the internship program while also ensuring the intern provides valuable support to the hotel operation. * Work with the department head to outline a meaningful project for the internship. Project should complement the intern’s learning in the hourly roles while meeting the goals of the internship. * Carry out the duties listed in the position descriptions for the roles in which he/she will be training. * Use certification programs to become proficient in applicable hourly roles. * Complete certification sign-offs to verify mastery of position skills and behaviors. * Show initiative in completing the hourly training and the internship project. * Schedule meetings with necessary hotel leaders to obtain information needed for training or internship project. Keep supervisor informed of any issues with training or progression through internship program. * Keep the supervisor informed of progress in completing the internship project. * Coordinate any required communication between department supervisors, human resource, and high school advisor. * Provide copy of finished project to a hotel discipline head. * Complete a post-internship evaluation and forward to the hotel’s human resource department.
* Prior work experience hospitality industry helpful but not necessary.
* Be able to be on your feet for up to 8 hours a shift when required. * Be able to bend and squat multiple times per shift for the delivery of guest folios. * Lift, carry or otherwise move up to 10 lbs. regularly. * Lift, carry or otherwise move up to 50 lbs. occasionally with assistance. * Follow proper moving and lifting procedures identified in Departmental Orientation Handbook. * Regularly required to stand; sit; walk; reach; use hands to finger, handle or feel; talk and hear.1 year internship
Location Code: 2505
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