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    1st Internship

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    The first internship is designed so that all students can get hands-on customer service experience in Food & Beverage or Front Office operations. Students will be exposed to real-life work environments in rotational positions throughout different outlets of the property they are placed with.
    This internship is about structure and about learning how to do things the right way. It is hard but rewarding work which will lay a solid professional foundation and pave the way for students’ second internship and future careers.

    Start your career with Atlantica

    You will be placed only in top 5* hotels, in a department of your choice, surrounded by friends and supervised by a mentor. Your parents can even visit you during your internship, with compliments from Atlantica. How awesome is that?
    American Hotel Academy has partnered up with Atlantica Hotels & Resorts to deliver this streamlined practical experience. Thus, the best Atlantica properties serve as training sites for our first year students.
    Here are the main features of this experience:

    Clear training objectives building on the academic curriculum

    Mentoring, coaching and ongoing feedback and evaluation

    Students are pre-trained throughout the academic semester

    Students can opt for property and training position

    Students have the opportunity to be placed with their friends

    Only a few select 5star properties which cater to international guests

    School monitoring and assistance: permanent communication and onsite visits

    A good, complete package: high stipend, accommodation and 3 meals per day

    A complimentary two-day hotel stay for each student’s pair of parents

    The duration of the internship is 5 months and the offered compensation is 700€/month in rotational positions in the Food & Beverage or Front Office departments. These are the properties:
    What’s it like to be an intern at Atlantica Beach Resort in Kos, Greece?

    Yasmin’s expectations imagined a different internship story than the one that is currently playing out. That didn’t stop her, as she adjusted on the spot, and is now flourishing in her role as a receptionist intern at Atlantica Beach Resort.

    It’s tough but it’s extremely rewarding. Yasmin is proud of herself for what she has managed to do so far. Her attitude is pure hospitality because she finds joy and energy in helping guests out.

    AHA students “are willing to work, are focused, they know what they want to become”. Regardless of their path, they are the hospitality leaders of tomorrow.

    Coming to you with a different perspective on internships, General Manager of Atlantica Aegean Blue, Alexandros Kanis, shares his thoughts about our students as they experience their first internships at Atlantica Hotels & Resorts.


    Want to see more?

    We have many other internship stories from past students over on our Youtube channel.