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Internship Program

BHS SWITZERLAND offers Internship Programs in Switzerland & Globally

In Switzerland the majority of internships in fact demand a fairly high level of German or French language skills, so students must pass a German language test.

As a result of this BHS SWITZERLAND offers alternative global-oriented internships which gives students a global skill building experience.

Students are able to look for an internship position themselves and BHS SWITZERLAND will assist them in their quest as well.

Internships provide students with an experience that enhances a student’s sense of responsibility and encourages them to become independent and productive individuals.


For undergraduate students, internships in Switzerland are offered for all students who can pass the German/French language test.

For postgraduate students, internships are not mandatory but are still included in the programs if the student chooses to participate. Internships in Switzerland are only available if students speak a certain amount of German/French.

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Internships in Switzerland

Internship training may be embedded into all the study programs at BHS SWITZERLAND and offers students the opportunity:

  • of participating in one (1) internship training per academic year in an organisation that has been carefully selected and vetted by BHS SWITZERLAND
  • to gain paid work experience in a Swiss business & hospitality organisation 
  • to experience the business & hospitality industry in Switzerland, which is known throughout the world for its reputation of the first-rate business organisations and the finest hospitality venues

In the first year, the internship will be at a junior support role, where the student will practice the skills that they learned during their first six months at BHS SWITZERLAND. 

  • School of Business students will train in administrative roles
  • School of Hospitality students will train in either service, housekeeping or other supportive roles
  • School of Culinary Arts students will train in the kitchen

In the second year, the internship will see students taking on more responsibilities and may have contact with clients and guests.

BHS SWITZERLAND is dedicated to assisting students achieve the best learning opportunity possible during their internship training. BHS SWITZERLAND employs an Industry Training Coordinator solely for this purpose.

Students can avail the services of the Industry Training Coordinator free-of-charge, as long as the students meet the requirements set forth by BHS SWITZERLAND. These requirements include a positive personal attitude, classroom attendance, a minimum grade point average and good language skills. These requirements are achieved by most of the students.

Internship training salaries in Switzerland are negotiated between the employer and the Federal Employee Union and are presently set at CHF 2,212 per month gross. From this salary, students may have to pay for their room and board and taxes. The average net income per month ranges between CHF 900 to CHF 1,200.

Global Internship

Besides internship in Switzerland, BHS SWITZERLAND can provide an opportunity for students to do their internship in other countries such as the USA, UK, EU countries other than Switzerland, Australia, United Arab Emirates (Dubai), Thailand, etc.

Global internships are available for an additional fee. Salary and other benefits depend on each country.

Kindly contact the Career Centre for more details.