An important part of the career-based training at SHL Schweizerische Hotelfachschule Luzern is the advanced specialist internships and management experience in the professional world, which are completed between the school semesters.In this way, the students not only deepen their knowledge, but also gain valuable professional experience, which is one of the most important criteria for companies when selecting their employees.

We support our students in many ways in finding the right position, but in the end they decide for themselves where they want to  strengthen their experience with everyday work. 

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SHL job exchange

Interesting internships and exciting positions are published on the SHL Job Exchange.

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Career Days

At the SHL career days, we bring together what belongs together:Companies looking for suitable employees and students looking for an exciting challenge. 

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Careers advice

We are convinced that career development services are an indispensable element for the overall success and experience of our students.Our dedicated internship and career team supports our students with access to a wide and diverse range of internships and future career opportunities. 

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  • Why are internships important for your professional future?
    • Internships offer real life experience and insights into a professional environment.

    • Internships are an excellent opportunity to learn more about oneself, one’s strengths and talents, and to become aware of one’s goals and how to achieve them in the best possible way.

    • Internships allow students to make new contacts and expand their professional network.

    • To demonstrate their talents, commitment and value to potential employers.

    • «Working experience» is one of the most important criteria for companies when it comes to choosing employees. 67 % of employers want applicants to be familiar with their everyday work.

  • Can the internships also be completed abroad?

    Of course!

    Where to?The possibilities are endless! As a little food for thought: Every year, the Condé Nast Traveler lists the Best Hotels in the world.

    What's more: The cooperation with the Movetia Foundation allows SHL to give grants to students who are completing an internship or leadership activity in other European countries.



  • What is the internship income?

    In Switzerland, the Federal  Collective Labour Agreement (L-GAV) stipulates minimum salary for the catering and hotel industries.Interns at hotel management schools earn at least CHF 2,303 per month (gross salary | as of 1 January 2023).

    Once abroad, the internship income depends on various criteria and is not linked to Swiss law. 


Financial support for internships in Europe

Internship documents

Regulations, contracts, etc.