Internships Offer You First-Hand Experience as an Innkeeper
Operating a Bed & Breakfast is a lot of fun (and a lot of hard work!). We get to enjoy the company of world travelers, life-long friends getting together at reunions, families preparing for weddings and special occasions, and families on vacation enjoying a good Missouri adventure on the Katy Trail!
We love our guests, and we look forward to introducing you to the fun and exciting experience of operating a bed & breakfast! The Katy Trail Bed & Bikefest offers a number of seasonal internships in the spring, summer and fall to area college students seeking to explore the ins and outs of operating a bed & breakfast.
Definition of Internship
An internship is an opportunity to experience a career by working within a successful business that is similar to your own interests. It’s a time to observe, listen, actively experience, ask questions, and most importantly to learn. Internships are hard work with long hours and little pay, but offer the invaluable benefit of observing and taking part in the inner workings of a company from an inside perspective. The experience and knowledge gained from an internship provides you with valuable tools needed to take that next step towards pursuing your goal.
Earn College Credit
Internships can be for experience only, but can also earn college credit. Credit is typically offered through the University of Missouri-Columbia’s Parks, Recreation & Tourism Department, as well as the Hospitality & Hotel Management degree programs.
How to Get Started with your Katy Trail Bed & Breakfast Internship
For more information, please mail your cover letter and resume to: Katy Trail Bed & Breakfast Internship Program, P.O. Box 2, Rocheport, MO 65279. Please be sure to tell us a little bit about yourself, as well as your proposed start / stop dates, and the hours per week you are able to work. Also, be sure to let us know what areas of operating a B&B you are the most interested in, such as working with guests, marketing, landscaping, interior design, etc.