The Southern Hospitality Internship Program was created in response to the labor crisis. After conducting a study, we discovered that 93% of people interviewed said that their company was dealing with employee staffing challenges, and that the top 3 issues related to employee availability are adequate qualified candidates, attendance, and commuting distance. We wanted a way to help solve that problem. Through our internship program, we help high school students, college students and recent graduates of both, gain real life work experience in the hospitality industry. We believe that only so much can be learned in the classroom, and internships are the perfect opportunity to challenge students and prepare them for a career.
Our internship program is based in Sevier County, providing people with real life experience in a $4 billion hospitality industry. You’ll be just a short drive from the most visited national park and get to enjoy the best of Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, and Sevierville. In addition to jobs in tourism and hospitality management, our 14-week paid internship program covers a variety of career paths of interest, from accounting to sports management & recreation. Reach out to us if you’re looking for more information on how to partner with us or how to apply for an internship!