Los Medanos College
Travel Internship Program
The Travel Internship Program is an excellent partnership
between out travel program and the travel industry. Our
internship model has been borrowed by other colleges and
has been featured in the ICTA Travel Counselor
The Internship is very valuable for the host organization
and our advanced travel students. The host organization
benefits by getting a highly motivated assistant. You also
have the opportunity to try out a prospective new
employee. The intern gains valuable "on-the-job"
experience and training.
Our advanced students are interviewed and pre-screened
before they are accepted into the internship program. They
come to you with knowledge about fares and ticketing,
computer reservations, sales techniques, geography and
product knowledge based on the selection of elective
courses they have completed ICTA's TAP (Travel Agent
Proficiency) Test and many certified Destination
Specialists. We are proud to send our "ambassadors" to you
to complete an internship at your organization.
How does the internship get started?
- Please contact us to be registered in our travel
- The Internship Coordinator may also contact you
regarding an internship opportunity.
- Interview the pre-screened internship candidate to
determine his/her suitability for your organization.
- Evaluate the internship goals of the student.
- Sign an Internship contract along with the student
intern, the Internship Coordinator and the Coop Education
Coordinator of the college. A copy of this form is kept by
Tips for the Supervisor at the Internship
For the internship to be successful for you and the intern,
here are some suggestions. Please:
- The internship is usually for two months, usually in
March-April or in October-November.
- Students work 60 hours (eight hours a week) for one
unit of college credit or 120 hours (16 hours a week) for
tow units of college credit if they are not compensated.
- If they are compensated or hired as a part-time
employee, they work 75 hours (10 hours a week) for one unit
of college credit or 150 hours (20 hours a week) for two
units of college credit.
- The work hours are mutually decided by the student and
the host organization.
- The Internship Coordinator monitors the student's
progress along with you.
- At the end of the internship, you evaluate the student
on each goal listed on the original contract form.
- Introduce the intern to the other employees in your
office on the first day.
- Explain your company's policies and procedures to the
- Assign the intern with responsibilities and jobs to do
until a routine is developed.
- Monitor the work of the intern regularly and please
don't assume that he/she knows what you know.
- Make your expectations of the intern clear.
- We recommend that the intern begin by job shadowing
until the office procedures and your company's products and
sales techniques become clear.
- When you are the travel intern become more confident in
his/her abilities, please continue to expand his/her
learning by assigning more responsibilities to enable
him/her to achieve the pre-established goals.
- Some internship supervisors have given the intern
test/assignments during the internship to better evaluate
- Each student intern is different, so the degree of
responsibility you will assign will vary.
Contacts at the College
Please contact Ms. Kiran Kamath the Travel
Internship Coordinator, at Los Medanos College 925-
439-2181 ext. 3349 for further information or
assistance before or during the internship
You may also contact Ms Raquel Rowe in the
Employment Center/Cooperative Education office to establish
an internship or for employment opportunities at your
organization at 925-439-2181 ext. 3331.
INVEST IN THE FUTURE!
EMPLOY AN LMC TRAVEL INTERN!
Los Medanos College
2700 East Leland Road
Pittsburg, CA 94565