Tourism Internship

As an USI Master in International Tourism student you have the option to do an internship in tourism, which you can choose based on your interest.

The university’s Career Service supports enrolled learners and graduates with tourism internship offers, internship documentation support, and 1-to-1 guidance. The USI Career Service guides you not only to improve your CV and motivation letter, but also prepares you for a successful internship or job interview.

The tourism internship is awarded 9 ECTS in the study programme and has a minimum duration of 2-3 months at 100% (or an equivalent). You can do the tourism internship between the 2nd and 3rd semester, during or after the 4th semester.

To get more insights on the students` perspective and experience check out our Tourism Internship Stories.

Our USI Master in International Tourism students have completed their tourism internships in the following sectors and organizations in the Canton of Ticino, Switzerland, and worldwide:




Government, Industry Associations & Research
Camera di Commercio Italiana per la Svizzera, Lugano
Ficufish Sagl, Porza
Fondazione Hermann Hesse, Collina d'Oro
Institute for Economic Research (IRE-USI), Lugano
International Federation for IT in Travel & Tourism (IFITT), Lugano
UNESCO Chair in ICT to develop and promote Sustainable Tourism in World Heritage Sites (USI), Lugano
USI Università della Svizzera italiana, Lugano (USI), Lugano


Destination Marketing
Agenzia Turistica Ticinese (ATT), Bellinzona
Ente Turistico del Luganese (ETL), Lugano
Organizzazione Turistica Regionale Mendrisiotto e Basso Ceresio (OTRMBC), Mendrisio
Organizzazione Turistica Regionale Bellinzonese e Alto Ticino (OTRBAT), Bellinzona, Lugano


Travel Trade
Centro Culturale Cinese il Ponte, Lugano
Centro Monte Verità, Ascona
China Star Sagl, Lugano
E-Go Service, Lugano
EF Education First, Lugano
Errekappa Travel & Tourism SA, Grancia
La Rosa Dei Venti Viaggi, Brissago
Lastminute Group, Chiasso
Sailogy SA, Chiasso


Transportation & Accommodation
Air-Dynamic SA, Locarno
Centri Turistici Montani SA, Bosco Gurin
Centro Monte Verità, Ascona
Hotel Serpiano AG, Serpiano
Hotel Splendide Royal, Lugano
Hotel Walser, Bosco Gurin
Hoxell Online Hotel Management Platform, Lugano
Società Navigazione del Lago di Lugano, Lugano
Villa Principe Leopoldo, Lugano


Events & Conferences
70th Annual Congress of the International Institute of Public Finance at USI, Lugano
Al Lido, Lugano
Associazione per l'Organizzazione e la Realizzazione di Eventi e Progetti in Africa (AOREP), Lugano
CP Start-Up USI-SUPSI, Lugano
Executive Master in Business Administration (EMBA-USI), Lugano
Federazione delle ONG della Svizzera italiana (FOSIT), Lugano
Locarno International Film Festival, Locarno
MaffeisNetwork SA, Lugano
Massive Communications SA, Lugano
Museo delle Culture, Castagnola
Promax Communication SA, Ponte Tresa
Ristorante Castelgrande, Bellinzona




Government, Industry Associations & Research
Basilese Assicurazioni, Basel
Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia, Bern
Ibex Fairstay International Hotel & Restaurant Association (IHRA), Geneva
Kontrollstelle für den L-GAV des Gastgewerbes, Basel
SRF - Schweiz aktuell, Zurich
True& LLC, Bern
United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), Geneva
United Nations European Headquarters, Geneva


Destination Marketing
Andermatt-Urserntal Tourismus, Andermatt
Bern Tourismus, Bern
Geneva Tourism & Conventions, Geneva
Goût & Région, Val-de-Travers GmbH, Bern
Switzerland Tourism, Zurich


Travel Trade
EF Cultural Tours
EF Education First
Eurotravel Luzern
HolidayCheck AG
Kuoni Destination Management


Transportation & Accommodation
ASL Airlines Switzerland AG (previously Farnair Switzerland AG)
Hotel Central Résidence, Leysin
Jungfraubahn Holding AG, Interlaken


Events & Conferences
BSI Events
CCI Cotting Consulting
CCI Media
Credit Suisse
Roman Du Vin, Lausanne




Government, Industry Associations & Research
Agence du Turisme de la Corse, France
AM+A Aaron Marcus and Associates, USA
Associazione Cannobio For You, Italy
BTE Tourismusberatung, Germany
CICtourGUNE, Spain
Consulate General of Switzerland in Atlanta, USA
Designated Area for Sustainable Tourism Administration (DASTA) Bangkok, Thailand
Equitable Tourism Options, India
European Institute of Cultural Routes, Luxemburg
Foundation for Environmental Education, Denmark
Green Destinations, the Netherlands
Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH), India
International Confederation “The Phoenicians’ Route“, Italy
Istituto Nazionale per il Commercio Estero, China
La Société Marocaine d'Ingénierie Touristique (SMIT), Morocco
Ministry of Culture, Arts & Heritage, Malaysia
Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism, Tanzania
Ministry of Tourism, Kenya
Mottolino, Italy
OTIE – Observatory on Tourism for Islands Economy, Italy
Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA), Thailand
People Are Culture, USA
Provincie Zeeland Leisure Economy team, the Netherlands
Sustainable Travel International, USA
Touring Club Italiano, Italy
UNITWIN - UNESCO Network “Culture, Tourism, Development” (Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne), France


Destination Marketing
Azienda per il Turismo, Italy
BTE Tourismusberatung Regionalentwicklung, Germany
Comune di Caravaggio, Italy
Deutsche Zentrale für Tourismus, Germany
Enit North America, USA
Firenze Turismo, Italy
Hunter Regional Tourism Organisation, Australia
La Societe Marocaine d'Ingenierie Touristique, Morocco
Jurmala Tourism, Latvia
Maison de la France, Belgium
Mediterranean Pearls Aps, Italy
Mexico City Tourism, Mexico
New Mind eTourism Solutions Consultancy Ltd, UK
Office de tourisme du pays des sources de la Loire, France
Positively Cleveland, USA
Romanian Tourism Office, USA
Südamerika Reisportal, Germany
Tourism Office of Budapest, Hungary
USAID Jordan Tourism Development Project Siyaha, Jordan
Varese Convention & Visitors Bureau, Italy
Wirtschaftsförderungsgesellschaft Westlicher Bodensee, Germany
Xi`an Lianhu District Tourism Board, China


Travel Trade
Aldiana, Germany
Alibaba Travels Co, Iran
Alma Tour, Finland
Arena Tourist, Italy
Aurinkomatkat - Suntours, Finland
Aventura do Brasil, Brazil
Blagovest Turserviss, Latvia
Blue Elephant Travel Agency, Italy
Cool Tours, Germany
CQ Travel Srl, Italy
ECE – Enriching Cultural Experiences Travel, United Kingdom
EF Education First, Spain
Eurogroup Vacances, France
Evaneos Travel, France
Green Travel Budapest, Hungary
I Grandi Viaggi, United Arab Emirates
Iguana Divers, Costa Rica
IPEC AG, China
Jetset, Australia
KaleTur Tourism Ltd, Turkey
Kiy Avia, Belarus
Kuoni Destination Management, India & Switzerland
Lada Eco-Tourism Sdn, Malaysia
Larich GmbH-Shanghai, China
Maroc Voyages, Morocco
Moment Norway, Norway
MonBeauParis, France
Moroccan Agency for Tourism Development, Morocco
Namaste Tours Pvt. Ltd, India
OVETT Viaggi e vacanze Bergamo, Italy
Pasha Travel, Azerbaijan
Rabbie`s Trail Burners Ltd, UK
Reggia Travel Caserta Srl, Italy
Rotta dei Fenici, Italy
Rusconi Viaggi, Italy
Sanedonia, Macedonia
Sette Sentieri Viaggi, Italy
Solegro GmbH, Germany
Svoy Travel Services, Russia
Tachang Travel Company Ltd, Taiwan Republic of China
TCPOS Information Technology Shanghai CO Ltd, China
Tenuta di Castelfalfi, Italy
Tiqets, Netherlands
Travel Time, Tunisia
Viagem e Turismo, Brazil
Viaggi Solidali Società Cooperativa Sociale Onlus, Italy
Vneshintourist Ltd, Belarus
Xi'an China Travel Service Co Ltd, China
Zamrud Adventures, Indonesia


Transportation & Accommodation
Athenee Palace Hilton, Romania
Boeing International, Italy
Bonnington Jumeirah Lakes Towers Hotel Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Boutique Hotel Matlai, Zanzibar
Camping Village Paestum, Italy
Citadines Gaoxin Xian by Ascott China, China
Dana Nature Reserve Hotel, Jordan
Elounda Bay Palace, Greece
Garden Resort, Turkey
Hotel Botanico & The Oriental Spa Garden Tenerife, Spain
Hotel Brenta Milano, Italy
Istraturist Umag, Croatia
Jumeirah Bilgah Beach Hotel, Azerbaijan
Khaoyai Village Mall Palio Inn, Thailand
Lufthansa Group, USA
Meta Spa Grand Hotel Tremezzo Palace, Italy
MLU Gerricus Reisen GmbH, Germany
NH President Milan, Italy
Pädaste Mois Oü luxury resort, Estonia
Paradores de Turismo SA, Spain
Pergola Club Hotel & Spa, Malta
Romano Palace Luxury Hotel, Italy
Scandic Berlin Potsdamer Platz, Germany
Sheraton on the Park Starwood Pacific Hotels, Australia
St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
The Heritage, India
Travel Time, Tunisia
Turismo Giovanile Srl Menaggio, Italy
UNA Hotels and Resorts, Italy
Villathéna, France


Events & Conferences
Annapolis and Anne Arundel County Conference & Visitors Bureau, USA
Associazione Italiana Turismo Enogastronomico, Italy
Big Syn Institute, UK
Centro Italiano de Barranquilla SA, Colombia
EF Events SRL, Italy
Fondazione Lucchi Onlus Academia Cremonensis, Italy
House of Blues Los Angeles, USA
K.I.T. Association & Conference Management Group, Germany
La Fabbrica dei Congressi, Italy
Live Nation Entertainment, UK
Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, Canada
MCI Group, the Netherlands
Movimento Turismo del Vino FVG, Italy
Servicios Aéreos Ciclo, Mexico
Space Shack Berlin, Germany
Ufficio Verona Film Festival, Italy
Wareseable - Varese Design Week, Italy


Business Travel Management
AirPlus International, Italy
BCD Travel, the Netherlands
BCD Travel, Denmark
Carlson Wagonlit Travel, France