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Hospitality & Tourism Management

Required work and internship experiences assure Hospitality & Tourism Management majors become acquainted with the nuances of real-world hospitality industry environments. These practical learning experiences supplement your academic education, help you to identify your industry preferences, and guide you in securing successful employment upon graduation.


  • Work experience. Students are required to work a total of 1,000 hours in any area of the hospitality industry — hotels, restaurants, private clubs, event companies, theme parks, etc. Learn more.
  • Internship experience. Of the 1,000 hours of industry work experience, at least 250 must be in an approved internship(s) at a hospitality organization. Internships must provide an opportunity to work in at least two positions and to shadow a manager. Learn more.


  • Secure employment. Throughout the year, students have numerous opportunities to secure work and internship opportunities, meeting with recruiters on campus, at events, or online. Learn more.
  • Submit records. As you complete acceptable work experiences and pre-approved internship experiences, you submit report forms and have your employers submit evaluation forms. Learn more.
  • Complete Courses. To fulfill the requirements, students must be registered during specific periods in either HFT 4941: Work Experience or HFT 3941: Management Internship. Learn more.


Hospitality & Tourism students enjoy internships at the world's leading hotels, restaurants, and related organizations, including:

  • Biltmore Estate
  • ClubCorp
  • Compass Group
  • Darden Restaurants
  • EDITION Hotels
  • Four Seasons Hotels
  • Hyatt Hotels
  • The Intercontinental Dublin (Ireland)
  • J. Alexander’s Restaurants
  • Loews Hotels
  • Marriott International
  • The Merrion Hotel (Dublin, Ireland)
  • Montage Palmetto Bluff
  • Norwegian Cruise Lines
  • Pappas Restaurants
  • Ritz-Carlton Hotels & Resorts
  • Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
  • The Shelbourne Hotel, A Renaissance Hotel (Dublin, Ireland)
  • Triple Creek Ranch
  • Walt Disney World


  • Learn more about successfully completing industry work and internship requirements for Hospitality & Tourism Management majors, here.

For more information on the Hospitality & Tourism Management major’s internship program, Alishia Piotrowski at or 850-644-8245.

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