Title: Hotel Intern
Number of Open Positions: 2
Location: Jessore, Bangladesh
Duration: 8 weeks
Salary: 15,000 Tk/ month living stipend (room, board, and transportation within Bangladesh are provided; students are responsible for their own transportation to and from Bangladesh)
Panigram Resort will be a socially and environmentally responsible spa resort located in southern Bangladesh. We are developing a luxury boutique resort with a spa and wellness center that protects the natural and cultural heritage of Bangladesh, provides authentic and distinctive travel experiences to discerning travelers, promotes sustainable development, and improves the quality of life in the host community. The hotel interns will help with the hospitality training of the villagers and creating the standard operating procedure manual as well as other miscellaneous pre-opening activities. Interns also act as ambassadors for Panigram Resort in our host community and are expected to participate in other activities with the villagers such as Friday English lessons with children and movie night.
You will be staying in the newly constructed staff quarters at the resort property. The rooms are clean and modern and you will have your own private bathroom, but there is no air conditioning.
Interns are given some basic Bangla lessons when they arrive so that they can communicate with the villagers. The Bangladeshi people are very warm and hospitable and our past interns have formed some strong bonds with the community.
The environment is one of work and play where you can take a pottery class in our pottery village, go on a cow cart ride, take a night time boat ride, and truly experience Bangladeshi village life. The resort is currently under construction so you will be a part of the pre-opening process.
• Hotel major
• Has completed at least their sophomore year
• Independent worker
• Comfortable working in foreign cultures
Please send your resume and a cover letter explaining why you are interested in the internship to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “Hotel Internship” by May 1, 2014. (Applications without cover letters will not be accepted.)