Assistant Manager Internship – Administrative Assistant
An administrative assistant internship in hospitality acts as the right-hand of the manager. He plays the facilitator role so that the manager’s day can happen without any trouble. The latter having sometimes lots of open files, the assistant can also help him with some tasks. From administrative work to organizing the agenda, the position is quite versatile. Obviously, according to the field of expertise of the manager, tasks may vary. With an hotel internship you would highly increase your knowledge in the touristic sector and enrich your resume.
Tasks of an Assistant Manager
Here are the main tasks that an Assistant Manager intern can undertake:
- Helping in the organization of the schedule
- Helping in the organization of business travels.
- Receiving, reading and sorting by priority emails and/or regular mails.
- Answer phone calls.
- Prepare meetings.
- Debriefing and writing reports after meetings.
- Administrative tasks relating to the manager’s department: marketing, human resources, communication, sales, customer services…
- Supporting managers on various tasks requiring workforce.
Different fields of studies may allow you to do an internship abroad as an administrative assistant.
Let’s start with the most obvious, the specific degree preparing to be an assistant manager. It is a short cycle of studies after high school, usually it lasts 2 years. It prepares for this position no matter what the sector of the company is.
Finally, students in management in universities or business schools can also apply. It is a good way to discover the fundamentals of management especially in first or second year.
Skills and Qualities
Doing an assistant manager internship abroad demands specific qualities.
First of all, you need to be organized and autonomous. This position includes a lot of different tasks. Sometimes, you will have to manage different things at the same time. The idea is to be able to carry out these activities without losing efficiency. You have to be able to sort your actions by order of priority and manage your time. All of this in autonomy. Of course, your manager will be here to support you, to provide you a training and to answer your questions.
This kind of internship also includes many interrelations with other people, from your company or third-parties. The assistant manager converses with them on a daily basis in order to plan a business trip or an appointment for instance. You therefore need good communication and interpersonal skills.
Finally, your English level should already be advanced. Indeed, you will need to understand requests and to answer them with precision.
Organisation and Management
Local language (if required)
Skills developed during a Management internship abroad
This experience will allow you to develop new abilities.
You will improve in management because you will be taught how to manage few things at the same time, organize your work and be autonomous. You will be able to discover administrative management and human resources management. Indeed, working in close collaboration with an experienced manager is the best way to acquire new skills. According to your manager’s domain of expertise, you will also discover more about this topic. If he is responsible for the communication or the marketing of the company for example, you will learn about it. This can be really useful if you plan to follow your studies or even your career in this field!
Given that the internship will be abroad, you will have the opportunity to improve your language skills. English, Spanish, German… it will depend on your destination. Nowadays, it is important to fluently master English, or even a second language. Working in a team and in contact with clients will allow you to exchange and interact with foreign people daily. In the field, your ability to speak English would improve rapidly. Of course, it will also allow you to add a new asset to your CV. Companies are more and more internationalized and their target markets are spread worldwide. It is a mandatory competency on the job market.
Finally, you will be able to develop a whole new set of cross-disciplinary skills for your future career. Adaptability, as you will live in a country with a different culture and working methods. But also, your organization, interpersonal skills and autonomy will improve… just to mention a few competencies. All these values will be useful for your future, professionally as well as personally.
- Our assistant internships are available all year long. You can be in the end of your studies, in a gap year or between two academic years, we can find what you’re looking for!
- It is better to apply about 2 months before the start of your internship. The idea is to have as many internship options and destinations to your disposal as possible.
- Most of our assistant manager internships are available for from 3 to 6 months.
This is just general information and trends. The best, in order to receive more detailed information on what you are looking for, is to contact one of our consultants: [email protected]
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