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IIP-Sheraton Hotel (IIP-IN Portugal, Lisbon Abroad)
Lisbon, Portugal (Outgoing Program)
|Partner Institution/Organization Homepage:||Click to visit|
|Restrictions:||Princeton applicants only|
|Dept Offering Program:||IIP, International Internship Program (IIP)||Program Type:||Internship|
|Language Prerequisite:||No||Program Features:||Community Service, Field Work, Intensive Language, Lab Based Work, Research|
|Degree Level:||2 First year Ugrad, 3 Sophomore, 4 Junior||Time Away:||Summer|
|Housing options:||Student Responsibilty with support from IIP and/or Host Organization||Program Group:||International Internship Program|
Sheraton Hotel (IIP-IN Portugal, Lisbon Abroad)
About: The Sheraton Hotel is one of the most recognized hotel icons in Lisbon. Part of the Starwood Hotels & Resorts World Wide, Inc., it is one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world. The Sheraton is a business hotel with over 40 years of service experience and is located in the central business district of Saldanha.
Intern Responsibilities: IIP interns will gain invaluable project experience, develop a network of professional contacts, and learn how to work effectively and collaboratively. Responsibilities will include support for the check-in / check-out operations, telephone service and attendance, administrative support, and customer service support.
Qualifications: IIP candidates interested in finance, management, consulting, communications, and marketing should apply. Work responsibilities will depend on general knowledge and experience in these fields. IIP candidates should have basic knowledge of Portuguese.
Previous work responsibilities in the words of a past IIP intern: I would wake up at either 5:00 AM or 1:00 PM depending on which shift I was working. I would then either start work at 7:00 AM or 3:00 PM and then work for a little over 8 hours. Once at work, I would start helping with organizational tasks such as arranging rooms for incoming clients and preparing paperwork for the airline crews that were coming to say. The bulk of my day, however, would be spent either taking calls (from in-house clients and from outside calls) or checking in and checking out guests. In an average day, I would speak English, Portuguese, Spanish, and French with clients, though my interaction with my coworkers was always in Portuguese. Learning from my coworkers how to speak Portugal Portuguese in the work environment left me feeling very accomplished, as I went from having a hard time understanding them, to hanging out and talking to them as if it were a first language for me. Aside from that, my French skills inadvertently came in handy and made me extremely valuable in the workplace. Many days were spent translating from Portuguese to French and then from French back to Portuguese, which was a great mental workout.
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