Internships

Rosen Professional Internships
Experience Hospitality

Mission Statement
It is the mission of the Rosen Professional Internship Office to provide high quality industry experience to our students and highly prepared professionals to our partner employers. We accomplish this through understanding the evolving needs of our partners and developing students to meet the current and future needs of the hospitality industry.

Vision Statement
To be the partner of choice for leading hospitality organizations, providing professional internship opportunities globally.

Opportunities are available to intern overseas. We have completed the applications for International Internships for Summer 2018.   Click here to see International Internships that have been filled by the future leaders of the hospitality industry. 

Please complete the International Internship Application in order to be considered for these opportunities.

See what students have to say about internships, international and domestic and Study Abroad experiences. 

Getting Started
The Rosen College of Hospitality Management’s curriculum requires all Rosen College students to gain professional experience in their field of study. Students enroll in three, 1-credit hour courses and gain valuable work experience for at least three semesters prior to graduation in progressively more responsible, career driven positions.

Internships…

  • Clarify academic and career goals
  • Receive major-specific work experience
  • Develop academic and professional skills
  • Apply classroom education to the real world
  • Gain access to professional relationships, techniques and equipment
  • Maximize earning potential and employment opportunities upon graduation

New: Post Internships and Jobs HERE

Rosen Professional Internship Process
Step 1: Enroll in the appropriate Internship course, HFT 3940 Internship I, HFT 4941 Internship II or HFT 4944 Internship III

Step 2: Must Attend the required Internship Orientation which is the first day of class. You can find this information on your my.ucf.edu!

For more information on Rosen Professional Internship courses, please contact an Internship Instructors – Jessica Wickey or David Wixted  for an appointment Monday through Thursday. Offices are located in the Student Services Suite 201 . 

Jessica Wickey

  • by appointment only in the summer
  • fall hours to be determined soon

David Wixted

  • by appointment only in the summer
  • fall hours will be determined soon

Advertise Internship Opportunities to Rosen College students!
Employers are able to reach Rosen College students with internship-eligible positions by submitting an internship opportunity by clicking HERE. Please note that all internship eligible positions must offer a Minimum of 256 hours per semester of hospitality industry experience (includes attractions, entertainment, events, restaurant and foodservice) to our students while compensating the student intern at least $8.05/hour. Please do not hesitate to contact  Jessica Wickey  or David Wixted with any questions.

Our Spring semester series of Lunch & Learns, Career Services Workshops, Career Services Events. Leadership Development Series dates, Internship II Seminars and the Executive Leadership Series has ended. Please click HERE to see what you missed. Check back for the Fall series.

FREQUENTLY ASKED INTERNSHIP QUESTIONS: Please Read the FAQ’s in their entirety!
Click here for the Internships FAQ