International Internships

Internships

 

What is an Internship?

 

An Internship is an experience that helps the student to apply what one has learnt in the classroom to real life: it is an on-the-job experience. Such an experience should give a taste to the student of what it is like to work in a particular field, gain valuable hands-on-experience as well as start networking with industry leaders which potentially could lead to a job offer upon graduating. 

 
An Internship is a three-way partnership among
ITS, the HOSTING ORGANISATION & the STUDENT.
It is a supervised, mentored work experience with specific learning objectives and quality training.

 

What is the Local Industrial Trade Practice?

 

The Local Industrial Trade Practice (LITP) is a 14 week practical experience in the tourism and hospitality industry which ITS students undertake in Malta or Gozo. Moreover, it is a mandatory module which carries ten (10) academic credits, for students following the Foundation, Certificate courses and the Higher National Diploma in Hospitality Management course.

 

What is the International Internship Trade Practice?

 

The International Internship Trade Practice (IITP) is a 12 month practical experience in the tourism and hospitality industry which ITS students undertake in a foreign country. Moreover, it is a mandatory module which carries sixty (60) academic credits, for students following the Diploma courses and the Higher National Diploma in Hospitality Management course.

 

 To have a successful Internship, one must have:-

 

  • a positive attitude
  • the willingness to take on new challenge
  • the acceptance to go through change

 

What is expected from each student during one’s internship?
Reason, Respect and Responsibility

Utilise REASON before acting or reacting.


Employ RESPECT for others, for ideas, for the law and for property (work place and housing).


Recognise your RESPONSIBILITY as Maltese citizens and ITS ‘Ambassadors’.

The purpose of the Internship is for students to practise what they have learnt in theory during their studies at the Institute as well as to help them improve their technical skills. The Internship offers students the chance of gaining awareness leading to a deeper insight on the Art of Hospitality.  


The Purpose and the Benefits

 

The purpose of the Internship is for students to practise what they have learnt in theory during their studies at the Institute as well as to help them improve their technical skills. The Internship offers students the chance of gaining awareness leading to a deeper insight on the Art of Hospitality.  
 
Students benefit through the Internship in various ways. They enhance their self-development by solving their own problems, increase their self-confidence and grow into maturity. Students are to follow their learning agreements with their Head of Department to develop further their skills.  
 
This experience also offers students the chance to explore a new country, meet new people, understand different cultures and improve their language skills.  

 The Role of the Students’ Internship Office

 

The Students’ Internship Office is ALWAYS there to help students in many ways. We focus on:- 

 

  • Addressing any queries and doubts students may have throughout the whole process.
  • Providing a list of international internships placements being offered.
  • Advising and guiding the students to join the Hosting Organisation that best matches their skills and character.
  • Provide the students with Interview Skills presentations and tips.
  • Coordinating all the necessary arrangements in setting up students’ interviews.
  • Negotiating the best terms and conditions of work with the Hosting Organisation.
  • Processing all necessary documents needed to make this internship opportunity become a reality.
  • Prepare students for this rewarding experience.
  • Continuously assist and communicate with the student even during the international internship.

  
As regards, the Local Industrial Trade Practice, we are currently working with Hosting Organisations all over Malta and Gozo.

 

 
As regards, the International Industrial Trade Practice, we are currently working with Hosting Organisations in these countries:
England, Scotland, Ireland, Isle of Man, Portugal, Italy, France, Belgium, Czech Republic, Hungary, Cyprus and Seychelles.


If you are an interested Hosting Organisation and would like to participate in our internship programme, either locally or internationally, please click here.

 



Mrs. Miriam Galea                Phone: (+356) 2379 3268      Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Ms. Gertrude Baldacchino     Phone:  (+356) 2379 3169     Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 

 

Method of Application for Local Industrial Trade Practice and International Industrial Trade Practice.
 
Students can obtain applications from the Students’ Internship Office.

 

Local Industrial Trade Practice

 

All students will be notified by email as regards the Application Process for local placements during the month of January.

 

International Industrial Trade Practice

 

All students will be notified by email as regards the Application Process for the international placements during the month of October.
At the beginning of a new International Internship Programme, a preliminary meeting is organized by the Students’ Internship Office where programme details will be announced. Detailed information regarding the procedures and expenses involved for the coordination of internships are disclosed at this meeting. 

The International Internship fee of €80 (payable to the accounts department) must be settled prior to submission of application.  Late applications will be assessed an additional fee - late administrative fee.  


Along with their application form, students must submit the following (by a set date) to the Students’ Internship Office:- 

 

  • ITS CV
  • Two (2) References (personal/work)
  • Three (3) passport sized photographs (students must be in full ITS uniform)
  • Copies of available certifications related to the hospitality industry
  • Food Handlers Certification
  • Valid Passport

 


Students will travel on internship the following June/July.  

ITS - Malta (Main Campus)  
Bajja San Gorg  
San Giljan STJ 3300  
Malta - EU 

ITS - Gozo
Triq l-Isqof Buttigieg,
Qala QLA 1042, 
Gozo

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