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.

International Internships

Read Internship and Study Abroad Stories

There are several opportunities overseas for 2020. Take a look! To apply for future international internships, please complete the APPLICATION.

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 (3), 1-credit hour courses and gain valuable work experience for at least three (3) semesters prior to graduation in progressively more responsible, career driven positions.


  • 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

Employers: Post Internships and Jobs HERE

Opportunities are available to intern overseas:

To complete an application for International Internships for Summer 2020 please CLICK HERE.

Click here to see International Internships that have been filled by the future leaders of the hospitality industry.

There are several opportunities overseas for 2020. Take a look! To apply for future international internships, please complete the APPLICATION.

Take a look at this video focused on our Japanese internships.


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 first day of class. You can find this information on your!

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

  • Please make an appointment to ensure a meeting with an internship advisor. Walk-in office hours are  Tuesday – Thursday 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • All other times are by appointment only. Please email the internship instructor you wish to meet with to set an appointment.
Jessica Wickey, Suite 214C

Internship III

  • Office Hours, Spring 2020:
    • Wednesday 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
    • Thursday 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
    • (or by appointment)
  • by appointment only in the summer
Gisele Canova, Suite 214A

Internship II

  • Office Hours, Spring 2020:
    • Tuesday 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
    • Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
    • (or by appointment)
  • by appointment only in the summer
David Wixted, Suite 214B

Internship I

  • Office Hours, Spring 2020:
    • Tuesday 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
    • Wednesday 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
    • (or by appointment)
  • by appointment only in the summer


Leadership Workshop Series

The Leadership Workshops are mandatory for all students enrolled  in an internship course. Each semester, students are required to attend a minimum of two (2) workshops. The workshops are during your scheduled class time and are facilitated by our industry partners. Students MUST sign in and complete the written assignment for the workshop. Topics and presenters will vary each semester. Please attend the workshops listed for your class requirements. Students who attend five (5) or more workshops per semester in your class, will be presented with a leadership certificate of completion signed by Dean Youcheng Wang and invited to the Thank You breakfast at the end of the semester.

Spring 2020 Leadership, Professional Development and Job Search Workshops: Click HERE for schedule!

Workshops from Past Semesters:

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 $8.46/hour. Please do not hesitate to contact Jessica Wickey or David Wixted  or Gisele Canova with any questions.

Our Fall 2018 semester series of Lunch & Learns, Career Services Workshops, Career Services Events. Leadership Development Series dates, Internship I, II  and III Seminars has ended. Please click HERE to see what you missed.

FREQUENTLY ASKED INTERNSHIP QUESTIONS: Please Read the FAQ’s in their entirety!

Click here for the Internships FAQ