Host an Intern

West Los Angeles College’s Travel Program is currently seeking internship opportunities for its students. The internship would be for eight weeks, with a schedule that satisfies the needs of both the student intern and the hosting business. The position can be in any sector of the travel industry. No sal


West Los Angeles College’s Travel Program is currently seeking internship opportunities for its students. The internship would be for eight weeks, with a schedule that satisfies the needs of both the student intern and the hosting business. The position can be in any sector of the travel industry. No salary is involved. The hosting business must, however, provide reports and other paperwork on the intern’s performance.

“We have an unusually large number of students in our intern class this semester,” explains Marc Mancini, chairman of the program. “Some are young, many are mature career changers and quite a few have foreign language skills. What they have in common is a desire to learn about travel in a real world setting. That’s what these internships provide.”

The many intern students reflects a larger trend, according to Mancini. “We now have nearly 400 enrollees in our travel program. That’s the highest we’ve had in well over a decade.”

Mancini attributes this student surge to the public’s renewed faith in travel, the trend toward home-based agents and the school’s new hospitality program. “The public has finally figured out that jobs in the travel industry haven’t been automated out of existence. They’re realizing that the opportunity for a career in our business is once again an attractive option.”

If your company wishes to be considered for hosting a student intern, contact the course’s instructor, Janie Coccio. For more information on WLAC’s travel program, visit www.travelclasses.com.

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