Hospitality and

         Culinary Management



Internship/Practicum Opportunities

An Internship can be an extraordinary experience for a student. Culinary Majors must complete five-2 credit hour practicums before they graduate. Each practicum is 16 weeks long and requires the student to work a total of 125 hours. See Program of Study for suggested practicum flow.


Hospitality Majors must complete one-3 credit hour Internship and work a total of 125 hours.Their work experience should be involved in all areas of the company, examples would be: front desk, housekeeping, sales and service.

The intern learns about the occupation, work environment, pressures and rewards of the company’s area of emphasis. Additionally, the intern gains work-related experience and develops interpersonal skills which showcase the intern as a potential employee.

For information or to apply please contact Malka Madkholkar, Internship & Practicum Coordinator at


 Requirements to apply for Culinary Practicum:
  • Complete FOS-1201 AND FSS-1223
  • Resume
  • Availability to work at a practicum site at least 2 days a week


Requirements to apply for Hospitality Internship:

  • Complete a minimum of 50 credit hours
  • Resume
  • Availability to work at a practicum site at least 2 days a week


The following is a list of currently available internship opportunities:

List of Internship/Practicum Employers: 


  • Westin Tampa Bay
  • Hilton Garden Inn Tampa Airport/Westshore & Homewood Suites
  • Tampa Convention Center
  • Saddlebrook Resort
  • Metropolitan Ministries
  • Pepin’s Hospitality
  • Rolling Pin


This page was last updated - June 18, 2013  by Eugene Broda