Undergraduate Internship Requirements:

HTM 202 - Work Experience and HTM 302 - Internship

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In addition to your academic requirements, the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management also requires that all HTM Undergraduate students complete two experiential learning courses: HTM 202 - Work Experience (Offer letter and one position, Pass/No Pass Grade) and HTM 302 - Internship (Application form and three functioning rotations, Letter Grade). Both experiential learning courses must be 320 paid hours of employment in the hospitality industry, and may be taken in any order. Both require an Employer Progress Report Form from a supervisor. The student's Title IX rights will follow them to the employer during their experiential learning courses. 

 Students are also required to read our HTM 202-302 Syllabus. They must attend at least one mandatory orientation meeting and pass our on-line 46-question prerequisite quiz before an over-ride may be submitted by their academic advisor for registration. The department strongly recommends that all students register for our HTM List Serve which is an e-blast that students will receive from our coordinator when employers are looking to fill internships, part time and full time opportunities and departmental information. Please note: Graduate (Master's) Students are welcome and encouraged take advantage of the career center services.

HTM 202/302 Mandatory Orientation Meeting

Please note: If you have not attended a previous meeting and miss the scheduled meetings in the current semester, you will NOT be allowed to register for your upcoming HTM 202/302.  The mandatory meeting and online quiz are good for two years.

Fall 2019 

When and Where:

Tuesday, October 22, 2019, from 12pm - 1pm, in Marriott Hall, Room 148

Thursday, October 24, 2019, from 8pm - 9pm, in Marriott Hall, Room 148

 Student Responsibilities

  • Register for the HTM List Serve to receive emails with important information.
  • Register for the HTM 202-Work Experience and/or HTM 302-Internship.
  • Submit the internship application form/offer letter by the deadline date.
  • Title IX rights will follow them to the employer during their internship.
  • Submit six written assignments (HTM 202) and/or three written reports (HTM 302) to Blackboard.
  • Abide by all of the rules and policies of the cooperating employer.
  • Ensure the employer completes the Employer Internship Progress Evaluation Form.
  • Submit proof of 320 paid work hours.
  • Accepting employment implies an obligation to continue with the employer as per the agreed upon dates of employment and until obligations to the employer have been met.

School of HTM Responsibilities

  • We will inform the students of the advantages of internships within our industry.
  • We will coordinate interviews and post information for students.
  • We will monitor student progress with cooperating employers.

Employer Responsibilities

  • Employment time periods should be specified in advance and no fewer than fourteen (14) days prior to the student's starting date.
  • Employer agrees to schedule and/or offer work opportunities to the student such that he/she can fulfill the 320 hour paid work experience/internship. Inform the student of any overtime.
  • Employer should understand, embrace and abide by the student's Title IX rights during employment with their company.
  • Employer agrees to expose the student to at least three functional areas during the HTM 302 Internship. Significant time should be spent in each area so the student can be knowledgeable within each area. 
  • Employer should make every effort to provide the student with access to training material used in the operation. 
  • When applicable, invite students to attend a company meeting or training session.
  • A company progress form may also be used. The employer should counsel and advise the student on his/her progress and offer suggestions for improvements.
  • Employer will pay the student a reasonable wage while employed, commensurate with his/her ability, experience, the position and the cost of living in the area.
  • When applicable, provide realistic housing and transportation information to the student.
  • The employer will permit the Purdue internship faculty advisor to visit the employer's site or speak with them for the purpose of reviewing the program with the appropriate officials and speaking with students presently at the facility.
  • Students should be placed under direct supervision of one person such as a general manager, shift manager, etc. This individual will be responsible for completing our Employer Progress Report Form.
  • In the event a student is not performing in accordance with both company and the school of HTM standards, the employer is under no obligation to continue employment. Prior to termination of the internship agreement, the internship faculty advisor must be notified.

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