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Internship in Hospitality 2017/2018

  • 8 ECTS
  • Taught in Portuguese
  • Final Assessment


At the end of the internship period, students should be able to:
1. Ensure the practical application of the teaching taught at the UPT during the 6 semesters of the course;
2. Assess their interest in the profession and their willingness to perform differentiated tasks;
3. Affirm your personality and ability to adapt to new situations;
The curricular unit allows UPT to establish lasting and fruitful links with public, private and associative entities in the tourism, hospitality, catering, food and leisure industries, and to reinforce its reputation as an entity that trains future professionals.

Recommended Prerequisites


Teaching Metodology

Practical internship accompanied by professionals in the hospitality area.
Elaboration and presentation of an internship report, containing:
1. Presentation and characterization of the host unit;
2. Internship program that has been determined;
3. Activities developed;
4. Knowledge acquired;
5. Support received by the host unit;
6. Explanation of specific characteristics of the service performed in the host unit;
7. Critical perspective on the work processes of the host unit, with due reasons and arguments;
8. Relationship between the functions performed and the syllabus taught in the curricular units of the UPT Hospitality Management Course.

Body of Work

The host unit proposes an individualized placement program for the student, in accordance with the directives provided by the University, establishing work areas, transition between departments, dates and contracting.

Recommended Bibliography

Regulation of Curricular Internship -

Complementary Bibliography


Weekly Planning

Training sessions will be administered for the internship, in joint and individual meetings with the students.

Demonstration of the syllabus coherence with the curricular unit's objectives

At the beginning of the curricular internship, the student will have had a complete training in the area of hospitality, being able to observe the reality of the unit in which it is integrated, to apprehend its organic functioning and to act according to the basic principles transmitted by the various UC's. course. Will be able to understand the results of the unit, analyze critical points for improvement and make a critical and constructive report. It will be in real working situation, consolidating the knowledge learned in theory.

Demonstration of the teaching methodologies coherence with the curricular unit's objectives

Application of theoretical knowledge adapted to different realities of each host unit. Direct evaluation of the application of knowledge.

relevant generic skillimproved?assessed?
Achieving practical application of theoretical knowledgeYesYes
Adapting to new situations  
Analytical and synthetic skillsYesYes
Balanced decision makingYesYes
Commitment to effectivenessYesYes
Commitment to qualityYesYes
Cultural awareness  
Ethical and responsible behaviour  
Event organization, planning and managementYesYes
Foreign language proficiencyYesYes
Information and learning management  
Initiative and entrepreneurship capabilityYesYes
IT and technology proficiencyYesYes
Problem Analysis and Assessment  
Relating to others  
Understanding multiculturalism and valuing diversity  
Working in international context  
Written and verbal communications skillsYesYes
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