A Review of Hospitality Internship: Different Perspectives of Students, Employers, and Educators

Maria Yiu, Chun Hung Roberts Law

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The internship is one of the most effective models of experiential learning in hospitality education. However, to be successful, it requires the cooperation of students, employers, and educators. This article identifies the role and value of the internship in hospitality education. Its benefits and drawbacks are discussed from the perspectives of the three stakeholders, and an overall assessment is discussed. The article ends by proposing suggestions for future research.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)377-402
Number of pages26
JournalJournal of Teaching in Travel and Tourism
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2012


  • educators
  • employers
  • hospitality
  • internship
  • students

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management

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