Trip Details

Earn a valid qualification and enrich your career in hospitality on this exotic island!

Work along side a leading hospitality brand in Sri Lanka and receive ultimate training in your career. Brush up your skills and get new knowledge and hands on experience. Learn from the best in the field and standout everywhere you go!

This is an unpaid internship program which is aimed at providing hands on experience for newcomers to the hospitality industry. You will work as an intern at a leading hospitality brand in Sri Lanka, while staying in Kandy.

Kandy is one of the most popular tourist destinations on the island. You will shadow and learn from the experts in the field. Depending on your field of specialisation, you will be assigned the tasks and activities where you will manage operations in various sectors and departments, learn the details, experience to handle tasks from taking reservations and seating requests to catering to a customer’s dietary needs. You will get to know the tips and tricks, work behind the scenes, how to grow your interpersonal, technical and managerial skills in a world class hospitality surrounding.

Whatever the role you will get during your internship, you will receive a lifetime opportunity to learn and grow in your career while taking back a memorable and fruitful experience to stand out no matter where you go next.

Aims & Objectives
Exposure to Sri Lanka’s fast growing tourism and hospitality industry and get a valid qualification to standout in the industry.

Trip Itinerary

Your role and daily tasks will be allocated depending on the department you work in, tasks may include,

  • Shadowing the supervisors and observing the management tasks
  • Assisting to manage operations in various sectors and departments, learn the details
  • Taking reservations and seating requests to catering to a customer’s dietary needs
  • Teaching English to the staff members at the hotel

A weekly schedule may look like this:

Monday

  • Breakfast
  • Internship Placement
  • Lunch
  • Internship Placement
  • Dinner
  • Free Time

Tuesday

  • Breakfast
  • Internship Placement
  • Lunch
  • Internship Placement
  • Dinner
  • Free Time

Wednesday

  • Breakfast
  • Internship Placement
  • Lunch
  • Internship Placement
  • Dinner
  • Free Time

Thursday

  • Breakfast
  • Internship Placement
  • Lunch
  • Internship Placement
  • Dinner
  • Free Time

Friday

  • Breakfast
  • Internship Placement
  • Lunch
  • Internship Placement
  • Dinner
  • Free Time

Saturday & Sunday

The weekend is yours to relax or explore beautiful Sri Lanka 🙂

Some placements my request you work some weekends. 

This schedule can be changed and/or amended depending on weather conditions, local conditions and unforeseen circumstances.

Trip Accommodation

Kandy, the last royal capital of Sri Lanka is a major tourist destination. About 115 km from Colombo at 465 meters above sea level. Famous for the Temple of the Tooth and many other temples the city could be called the cultural capital of the island. This bustling market town is rich in cultural diversity and has plenty to offer to the tourists from songs dances and handicrafts to ancient temples and adventure activities. Kandy was a royal capital and the last stronghold of the Kandyan kings against foreign powers, holding out against them for about 300 years. The two main Buddhist Chapters are based here and formed the last centre of independent Buddhist thought during colonial times.

Accommodation & Food

You will be accommodated in one of our centres which are located 2-4 kilometres away from Kandy centre. The accommodation holds 4-10 people per room on a single gender basis. Private rooms can be requested and are subject to availability, please contact us before hand if you would like a private room.

Food Arrangements
You will be provided with three meals a day on weekdays and two meals per day on weekends. The meals are a mix of Western and Sri Lankan food, consisting mainly of vegetarian dishes including rice and vegetables. You can also eat out at any of the local restaurants.

Facilities
Our house is located 2 kilometres away from the city centre, where you can find anything you might need.

The nearest ATM and supermarket are a 15 minute walk away from our accommodation.

Sights & Surroundings
The places to visit during your weekends or on your project holidays are the Royal Botanical Gardens, Knuckles mountain range, Udawatta kele sanctuary, Hortons plains national park and the railway museum.

Trip Country Info

Sri Lanka

Population: approx. 20 million
Capital: Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte and Colombo
Language: Sinhalese, Tamil
Currency: Sri Lankan Rupee (LKR)
Time zone: UTC +5:30

Sri Lanka’s over 2000 years of history and culture can still be seen in every corner of its cities and the details of its ever-beautiful ancient temples. With eight UNESCO World Heritage sites and its short distances between the main sights, Sri Lanka is a country that, despite often being overlooked in itineraries, has left travelers filled with awe.

Visit the sacred home of the world’s oldest living tree in Anuradhapura, wander around the colonial architecture of Colombo, get sun-kissed at the untouched beaches that inclose the territory, snorkel in the crystal-clear waters, head to the hills for a cooler temperature and get surrounded by lush natural, visit two thousand year-old temples or get overawed at the sight of hundreds of elephants in Minneriya.

While traveling through Sri Lanka you will experience adventures from the highest and chilliest mountains like the famous Adam’s Peak – a stairway mountain considered sacred in three different religions, thru the elephant shelters, to the most peaceful beaches up north near Trincomalee and their tiny- one floor- hostels facing the calm sea.

Tru Experience Travel welcome people from all over the world to join ongoing Sri Lankan programs and you can even compose your schedule the way you like it. With this flexibility it enables you to say when you are on site and when you spend time with the new friends you have made from all over the world.

Participant Criteria & Requirements

Standard Requirements

Certification letter from the University
Detailed CV
Minimum Age 20

Additional Requirements

No requirements have been provided.

What's included

  • 24/7 support in case of emergencies
  • Accommodation
  • Airport Pick up
  • English speaking coordinator
  • Meals
  • Orientation

What's not included

  • Airport drop off
  • Flights
  • Vaccination
  • Visa