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Front Office Intern at Historical Hotel

Food, Beverage, Hospitality

This is a historic luxury hotel located in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Built by a local Chinese businessman in 1925 in a French Colonial and classical French Riviera style, it was the first Vietnamese hotel to be promoted to 5 stars. Today, this hotel is one the most popular hotels in Ho Chi Minh City, adored by travellers and locals for its combination of historic significance, elegant designs and excellent customer services. 

General Benefit from Internship Program:

Work Benefit:

International students will usually get some or all of the following benefits provided by their Host Organizations while doing an internship in Vietnam:

  • Receive comprehensive on-the-job training
  • Improve customer service skills working with a diverse group of customers
  • Gain insights into customer service and hotel management procedures in a luxury hotel
  • Monthly allowance

 

Program Highlights:

  • Immerse in local culture through Vietnamese lessons, cooking class, city tour and trip to World's top destination (Halong Bay/ Mekong Delta) – All included in the program
  • Ample supports from our onsite team and lovely “Local Buddies” – Vietnamese university students who can show you around their city and its hidden gems
  • Experience life abroad authentically - More than travelling, get to know the city with the locals!
  • Travel Vietnam or hop around Southeast Asia in the weekend (Bangkok or Bali is just 2 hours flight away)
  • Join our networks of international students to discover Vietnam together

 

Job description:

You will report directly to Front Office Manager. As an intern, your repsonsibilities include:

  • Contribute to an overall exceptional experience from check-in through check-out
  • Learn and perform procedures of reservations, credit policies, VIP cashier and security
  • Participate in administrative routines
  • Advance booking
  • Handle telephone calls and requests
  • Maintains a friendly, cheerful and courteous demeanor at all times

Requirements:

Background related to Hospitality Administration and Tourism

  • Background in Hospitality Administration/ Tourism or related field
  • Have a good competence in English
  • Experiences in Front Office or Customer Service is a plus
  • Good attitude and attention to detail
  • Able to work well under pressure

*Job Description is for reference only. Your actual responsibilities are subject to change based on your capacities, interests and the host's requirements at a certain time.

Below are our base program fees and dates. Please check with our Program Coordinator for more specific details on the costs and before you make any travel arrangements to Vietnam.

 PROGRAM FEES

The total fee for a full internship program with SE Vietnam is assessed depending on the length of your internship and is shown as below: 

Duration (weeks)

04*

06*

08

10

12

16

20

24

Full Service

$2,327

$2,684

$3,410

$3,786

$4,125

$4,840

$5,555

$6,270

No Housing

$1,777

$1,859

$2,410

$2,518

$2,625

$2,840

$3,055

$3,270

If you only seek for an internship placement in Vietnam, the program fee is set to be $700 USD/placement and does not depend on the length of your internship either

*4-6 week options are only open for medical/nursing and education/teaching internships. For business, engineering, or other office-based positions, if you need less than 8 weeks, we need to verify with potential host company first, but this is not encouraged and we cannot guarantee placement.

Fees are higher than previous years because of an increase in housing costs (1.5 times higher) and the government has changed visa laws, so visa arrangement prices have increased as well.

 

WHAT IS COVERED?

Besides matching you with the best employer for your desired internship placement, our programs also include many special components to assist you in settling down in Vietnam and make sure you have an excellent overall experience with your internship. 

Those special components are packaged in one toolkit and are basically everything you need to get settled in Vietnam:

  • Internship placement
  • Visa application (single-entry 3 month business visa, 1 month for 4 weeks)
  • Airport transfer (pick-up & see-off)
  • Local volunteer support
  • Accommodation (homestay/private or shared apartment which is fully-furnished)
  • Pre-departure check & on-site orientations
  • City tour
  • Local SIM card
  • Cultural excursion to top destinations in Vietnam (Ha Long Bay or Mekong Delta)
  • Cooking day
  • 24/7 support
  • On-going internship evaluation
  • Welcome & farewell dinners
  • Certification upon completion of program

 

WHAT IS NOT COVERED?

  • Round-trip international airfare
  • Visa stamping fee
  • Health insurance
  • Local transportation allowance
  • Pre-application screening
  • Daily meals and other personal expenses

 

Notes:

  • Accommodation: private room, air-conditioner, private bathroom with water heater, Wi-Fi, bedding, mini fridge, kitchen inside room or shared kitchen, room cleaning 2 times/week, shared self- serviced laundry area. Electricity is not included, the cost is typically 3000 to 4000 VND/kwh (10 cents/kwh) for electricity. This fee will be charged when the student checks out.
  • Medical internship requires a surcharge of $100 – 500 USD per month depending on host hospitals. This will be sent directly to the hospital for supervision/training fee as well as training tools.
  • The visa processing fee is included in the program fee. In case the student has the passport citizenship other than U.S./E.U./Australia and falls into a more difficult visa, the visa cost is subject to a certain amount of surcharge based on the duration and citizenship of the passport.
  • The internships start on 1st and 3rd Thursday monthly.

Alumni Discount: If you have already completed a program with us in the past, a discount which includes $100 USD off the total program fees will be applied for your next internship with us.

Enter this PROMO CODE: ALU100 when you do the online application to be automatically eligible for the discount. 

 

DEPOSITS

A $500 deposit will be required to begin your internship placement process. This deposit will be credited towards the final program fee. 

For more information regarding the program fees and cost of living in Vietnam, please contact us or visit the FAQpage 

Application deadline: 2 months prior to your program start date. 

*Late application is subject to late submission fee of $200 USD


Tentative Schedule

DateTimeActivityLocation
Thursday   Arrival  
Friday 9:00 - 11:00 Orientation Abroader's office
12:00 - 13:00 Welcom meal Restaurant
Saturday Day time City tour City center
Monday Morning Induction to company
1st working day
Host companies
Thursday/ Friday of last week Day time Evaluation  
19:00 Farewell dinner  
Weekend   Airport see-off  

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I am grateful to everyone who has helped organize my internship in Vietnam this summer. I am grateful to ABROADER for finding me the best placement that I could ever hope for and for being so caring, accountable and responsive during my whole internship duration. I am grateful to my supervisor and all the coworkers at my host organization for being so hard-working, responsible, encouraging and supportive. Without their kindness and support, my holistic learning experience while in Vietnam would not be that worthwhile. I would definitely recommend this internship in Vietnam program to anyone that is interested in doing an internship abroad.

Bryant Chu

Culinary Internship ,Master’s Degree at Stanford University, USA

Before, I didn’t really like my personality as I was a timid girl and afraid to speak up for myself. I am also a perfectionist and would like to spend as much time for preparation as possible before I do something. However, the internship in Vietnam changed that for me. Through interacting with my students and fellow interns I opened up a lot and become more outgoing. In my work, after going through some troubles with cultural difference, I realize one thing for myself that is: Preparation is not always good and if you don’t prepare you are given the chance to do things more freely and more out of the box, so next time even if you’re asked to do something when you’re not prepared “Just Do It"

Nana Mihara

Education Internship ,Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, Japan

For the past 5 months, ABROADER has helped ensure that everything is smooth-sailing for the duration of my internship. From landing in Vietnam till my return trip to Singapore. My transport pick-up from the airport and accommodation were already well-planned and I settled down comfortably. However, a problem I encountered was language barrier. Only a small portion of Vietnamese is able to converse in English or Chinese. Fortunately, basic Vietnamese lessons were provided to us by ABROADERs before we ventured alone. Beside the above mentioned, a booklet filled with contacts, places to go and common Viet phrases were also provided. The agents were really passionate and tried their best to meet my needs and hear my concerns. I would like to specially mention Mia and Kasia for going the extra miles.

Eurry Ning

Scrum Master Internship ,Republic Polytechnic, Singapore

I realize that the key to develop yourself is to improve your competence in a whole new environment, and coming to Vietnam for an internship accomplished what I came for. I came here because I wanted to have more confidence to speak up my mind in front of other people and it is hard to accomplish these when you are still in your comfort zone.

Takahisa Morino

Education Internship ,Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, Japan

I just wanted to say a Warm Thanks to the ABROADER team for creating an amazing experience for Zach. Kasia and your team went above and beyond and should be so proud of bringing the amazing experience of living in Vietnam to my son. Your buddy program was amazing and we met his Buddy several times. He even came to the airport at 7 AM this past Saturday as Zach left Vietnam. Zach learned so much about Vietnam this summer - about its amazing culture, food, how people live and of course Grab, and the crazy life of the traffic. This family has fallen in love with Vietnam.

Barry Vlessing

Business Development Internship ,Zachary Vlessing's Father

There are few words that could describe my time here this summer. The time I have spent here has been priceless and life changing, even more than I thought it could be. I learned so much from my nursing internship in Vietnam that will help me very much in my future. However, the life experience I’ve learned, through adapting to another culture, traveling alone to beautiful places and having a sense of home here is something I’ll never forget. The people here have touched my heart, and I’ll have these memories forever. This country, these places and people are beautiful, and I am so happy I came here. It’s inspired me to always follow my dreams, no matter how big they are, and that I can do anything.

Elisa Wynne Durkin

Nursing Internship ,Colorado State University, USA

The service provided by ABROADER Vietnam is really good. Especially until I get used to living here, I asked support from ABROADER so much. Now I can manage my own life by myself thanks to them.

Sohei Chikama

IT Internship ,Chuo University, Japan

I enjoyed my time and the program greatly in Vietnam. It seemed as if the program tried its best to guide all interns in the right direction and was helpful when needed. The thing I will remember most about the internship will be the people I met, specifically the other interns and the patients I worked with. The various interns I met throughout the hospital taught me how to think in a different mindset in order to problem solve and treat a patient. As for the patients, they taught me their culture, and to always shave a positive attitude and outlook on things. Each of the patients had suffered an accident that had effected their capability to live their lives, and yet each patient had such a positive attitude.

Rylie Dunn

Medical Internship ,Iowa State University, USA

The most satisfying aspect about my internship in Vietnam was my local buddy and my host family. They have always been very nice and inviting during my stay there. My host organization in Vietnam was a local school that provides courses and after-school activities to children with special needs. My co-workers were very generous with inviting me to after work activities or even a couple of days in Sa Pa. My supervisor cared about me both professionally and as a person. I hope that my work at the host organization helped the teachers with my insights working with children with special needs. I also hope to have opened the eyes of the students I worked with that there are people out there who understand their needs and can help them overcome their difficulties in their lives.

Sabrina Zottoli

Social Work and Community Development Internship ,Molloy College, USA

My nursing internship at the Orthopedic & Rehabilitation Hospital is a treasure experience that I will never forget. Having always wanted to volunteer in Nursing in Asia, I took the opportunity and I am very glad I did. The Nursing Placement I had in Vietnam was exceptionally fulfilling, including the support from my Nurses, Coordinator and Local Buddy. All of whom made me feel very welcomed during the time I was here. The on-site support I received was brilliant, every query I had was answered promptly and professionally and the service was everything I could have asked for.

Sarah Heard

Nursing Internship ,University of Plymouth, England