Master of Professional Studies in Global Hospitality Leadership

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Practicum (Internship) Program: Gaining Practical Experience Simultaneously

The Integrated Practicum allows students to gain valuable experience working for a top hospitality organization while earning credit towards their degree. In addition to building real-world skills, students will build a reliable professional network and support system.

Washington, D.C. is home to a myriad of hospitality organizations, from major hotel chains to small heritage sites. Whether students are interested in lodging, food service, events and meetings, transportation or something altogether different, the Georgetown faculty partners with a host of these organizations to provide rewarding venues for practicum study.

Potential Internship Partners in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area

  • American Hotel & Lodging Association
  • Amtrak
  • Capitol Services Inc (CSI)
  • Chesapeake Lodging Trust
  • Choice Hotels International
  • Crestline Hotels & Resorts
  • Destination DC
  • Diamondrock Hospitality
  • Feld Entertainment
  • Guest Services
  • Hersha Hospitality Management (HHM)
  • HG Hospitality Group
  • Hilton Worldwide
  • Host Hotels & Resorts
  • Hyatt Hotels & Resorts
  • International Association of Exhibitions and Events
  • Interstate Hotels & Resorts
  • Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants
  • LaSalle Hotel Properties
  • Marriott Hotels & Resorts
  • Modus Hotels
  • Monumental Sports & Entertainment
  • National Association for Catering and Events
  • National Park Service
  • National Restaurant Association
  • Pebblebrook Hotel Trust
  • RLJ Lodging Trust
  • Savills Hospitality Group
  • Sodexo
  • Star Restaurant Group
  • Starwood Hotels & Resorts
  • The Bernstein Companies Hotel Division
  • The Bozzuto Group
  • The Event Group International
  • Think Food Group
  • Thompson Hospitality
  • URGO Hotels and Resorts
  • US Travel Association
  • Walter E. Washington Convention Center
  • Wyndham Hotels & Resorts

Approval Process

The Practicum typically involves at least a 20 hour per week commitment, and internship providers must be approved in advance. The Global Hospitality Leadership program has a formal approval process for internship opportunities to ensure alignment with the learning goals and strategic objectives of the program. Please contact us to discuss internship opportunities with our students.

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