Southern Hospitality Internship Program partners with industry-leading companies to provide a wealth of internship opportunities.
Real-Life Work Experience
Heart of the Great Smoky Mountains
Step Outside of the Classroom
Launch Your Career
Southern Hospitality Internship Program
Students ask us, “Why should I pursue an internship?” SHIP’s response is, “You’ll never know what type of job you want in life if you can’t go out and try it.”
SHIP offers market rate wages and a full-time work week (32 hours or more) of employment in a 14-week paid internship program. Housing is available for qualifying students. Career Paths of interest support and reinforce curriculum credits or non-credited programs.
Why not work in a fun and exciting place? SHIP business partners offer a great place to work and provide a diverse range of internship opportunities.
Sevier County is a thriving $4 billion Hospitality & Tourism industry in East Tennessee located near the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Sevier County, Tennessee
is known as the “Gateway” to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park – the most visited national park in the country.
Sevierville, TN – Hometown of Dolly Parton
Sevier County, TN – Founded in 1794
Learn More About the Southern Hospitality Internship Program
SHIP is a bridge from the student’s curriculum to real-life work experience within their Career Path of interest.
There is so much more than what you see from the customer’s perspective. Learning new skills and expanding knowledge in operational positions and support function roles can be a tremendous advantage.
Our Sevier County internship program believes the pursuit of employment is built on a solid foundation of Education and Experience. Internships that are derived from competencies and skills development for on-the-job training, career readiness and future leadership. Employers want a combination of a strong academic background and work experience.
Real-Life Work Experience
“Through the experience of working in a new environment, I have not only learned about the industry of my internship, but I have learned a lot about myself as well. You’ll never know what type of job you want in life, if you can’t go out and try it.”
$4 Billion Industry
Gain real-life work experience and build your resume skills and experiences in a $4 billion Hospitality & Tourism Industry in Sevier County, Tennessee. Located near the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, America’s most visited national park hosts over 11 million visitors annually.
Students & Recent Graduates
SHIP offers market rate wages and a full-time work week (32 hours or more) of employment in a 14-week paid internship program for high school students, college students and recent graduates.