You will “learn by doing” through our strong emphasis on experiential learning. A summer internship (ADHM 496 Field Experience) will provide you with not only a hands-on learning experience, but also the opportunity to create a connection with hospitality employers. After reaching junior standing (60 credits) you are required to complete 240 hours of internship at a hospitality or tourism organization of your choice, with approval from the internship coordinator.
The Possibilities are Endless
Our students have secured internships in a wide variety of hospitality and tourism operations and locations. The possibilities are endless! Below are just some examples.
- NDSU Harry D. McGovern Alumni Center
- Element by Westin
- Fargo-Moorhead Convention and Visitor’s Bureau
- Mexican Village
- Fargo Park District
- Fargo-Moorhead Redhawks
- Cannon River Winery and Vineyard
- Fair Hills Resort
- Valleyfair Family Amusement Park
- Minneapolis Event Centers
- Hyatt Regency at The Arch (Missouri)
- Walt Disney Company (Florida)
- Life's 2 Short Events (Colorado)
- Stonyridge Vineyard (New Zealand)
- Hamilton Island Weddings (Australia)
During the summer of 2018, I had the opportunity to partake in an internship with Olympic Hills Golf Club located in Eden Prairie, MN. While searching for internships, I wasn’t sure how I would find the right internship for me and I didn’t imagine that I would end up at Olympic Hills.
I did my internship at Sanford Hospital on North Broadway as a Learning Development Specialist in the foodservice department. I learned how to properly perform safety and sanitation procedures that a non-commercial kitchen setting needs to follow.
Hospitality and Event Management
Associate Professor/Program Coordinator of Hospitality and Event Management
E. Morrow Lebedeff Hall 304
Fargo, ND 58108-6050