Internship provides host of opportunities to hotel and tourism students

27 January 2022 | News

Hotel and tourism management students from Lincoln University now have the chance to put their theory into practice at one of New Zealand’s most iconic locations – the Hermitage Hotel, Aoraki/Mt Cook.

The Hermitage Hotel is set to offer Bachelor of Commerce (Hotel and Tourism Management) students summer internships, providing them with practical experience and managerial mentorship across a range of hotel and tourism operations.

Associate Professor Dr Anthony Brien, Hotel and Tourism Management Programme Director, says the internship programme is an inspiring addition to the degree.

“This is a unique opportunity for future hotel and tourism leaders and it is heartening to see The Hermitage’s commitment to ensuring that the hotel industry offers professional careers for incoming future leaders.

“The Hermitage is a world-renowned destination offering an array of hotel and tourism activities which will allow students to gain invaluable experience.”

The Hermitage’s General Manager Simon Douthett is thrilled to welcome Lincoln University students to Mt Cook.

“The tourism and hotel industry is an incredible world to be part of and for us to have the opportunity to provide a platform for up-and-coming industry professionals is something we are very excited about."  

The Hermitage Hotel, Aoraki/Mt Cook is also home to Glacier Explorers, Big Sky Stargazing, Tasman Valley Tours, the Sir Edmund Hillary Museum and XX Scenic Flights.

The Bachelor of Commerce (Hotel and Tourism Management) focuses on providing students with the knowledge to meet the evolving needs of the hotel industry. Highly qualified, experienced professionals will be in significant demand as international borders re-open and the internship programme offers even more opportunities for students to prepare for exciting careers. 

The Hermitage Hotel is part of Trojan Holdings, owners and shareholders in major New Zealand accommodation and tourism operations, including Coast-to-Coast, AJ Hackett Bungy, NZSKi, and tourism transport operations.