Jobs and Internships

~Job Posting(s)~

~Internship Posting(s)~

Here you will find postings from companies and self-employers whom are looking for Hospitality majors at SJSU.
This is where you may look for a job or internship if you are a current student in HSPM or even an alumni. 

Job Posting(s) 

 (Posted 4/20/17)

Airbnb Hosting Manager 

Kevin Boer is currently looking for a Hosting Manager for Airbnb Business -- $15 increasing to $25/hr (Sunnyvale to Palo Alto)

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compensation: $15/hr starting; after one month $20/hr; six months later $22.50/hr; six months after that $25/hr
employment type: part-time

I'm looking for a part-time hosting manager / guest concierge for my Airbnb property management business. The job entails interacting with guests, running errands, making sure the places are clean and running smoothly, keeping on top of the cleaners, and much much more.

*** NOTE: To prevent spamming, and to make sure you've read through the *entire description*, there is a random question somewhere below that you'll need to answer at the beginning of your response. Also note that at the bottom of this listing are some other questions you need to answer.***

Though initially part time work, there's a good chance it'll grow to something bigger. While hospitality training / studies / experience is a plus, the most important characteristics I'm looking for are ambition, professionalism, creativity, problem solving, smarts, and flexibility.

Starting pay is $15/hr, and if it's going well after a one-month trial period, it'll go up to $20/hr. After another six months, again if it's going well, it'll be $22.50/hr, and then another six months after that, up to $25/hr. Beyond that, no guarantees, but we can discuss.

Note that I pay at the end of each day using Square Ca$h. No waiting till the end of the month to get paid!

Also note that you will be a contractor, not an employee. You'll be responsible for managing and filing your own taxes, and I will issue you a 1099.

From now through May, it'll be 5-15 hours per week, during the summer 10 to 25 hours, and in the fall, back to 5-15 hours per week. The hours will be irregular, but known as far in advance as possible. (e.g. "next week I'll need you 2pm to 5pm on Tuesday and 3pm to 6pm on Friday). This is ideal supplemental income for somebody who already has another part or full-time job, or for a student.

Read on to learn more; the description is detailed because I'm looking for a very specific skill set.

-- You need to be high-energy and driven. I want somebody who looks at this job as a stepping stone to something bigger. I want somebody who sees him/herself in a much greater role in 2 years and has a plan of how they're going to get there. That plan may (or may not) involve still working with me.

-- Guests pay good money to stay in these properties. You need to be professional in your dress, demeanor, and guest interaction.

-- The airbnb market is growing rapidly, and I need to increasingly up my game to keep ahead of the competition. Five star reviews are everything, and you need to come up with creative ideas to keep me there. Should I provide a new kind of coffee? Is there a better place to get bedding? Do guests really want breakfasts? Is there a better way to welcome guests? No idea is too small or ridiculous to discuss. I'd rather hear 99 ideas that go nowhere in order to hear the 1 brilliant gem than to have you not suggest anything.

*Problem solving*
-- Expect the unexpected, and be ready to solve the problems that come about. Cleaner doesn't show up at the last minute? You need to be on it. Guest has lost his/her key? Solve it! Hot water heater stops working? Figure it out.

Random question -- please answer this question at the beginning of your response so I know you're not a bot or scammer:
Who was the president of the United States in 2016?

-- Though at the beginning you'll be doing things as described above -- essentially, making sure each property is running smoothly -- pretty quickly I'll be asking you to do more things, and you need to be able to learn quickly. These things will include fielding guest requests, screening guests, scheduling, working with photographers, putting up listings, and light accounting. I'm not looking for somebody who already knows how to do all that; what I need is somebody who has the aptitude and desire to do more.

-- Things sometimes go wrong, and you need to be flexible. If the cleaner doesn't show up, and we don't have a backup person, you might need to do the cleaning that day. I can't tell you how many times I've been on my hands and needs scrubbing floors when a cleaner hasn't shown up!

In addition to above character traits, you need to:
-- Be flueny in spoken and written English.
-- Have your own car for travel throughout the South Bay
-- Have and be familiar with using a smart phone -- not just email and text, but installing and using various apps; an iPad or laptop also helpful

Bonus points if, in addition to the above, you're also fluent in Spanish and/or Mandarin.

In your response to this ad, please include the following:

1) Answer to the random question embedded above
2) Best way to reach you
3) Why you're interested in this gig
4) Three creative ideas you have about how, if you had an airbnb listing of your own, you would make it stand out from the competition in terms of guest experience. Remember, it can be ridiculous. It just needs to be creative.

I plan to move pretty quickly. I'd like to narrow down to 3-5 candidates, meet them for coffee, and settle on the best one by this weekend.

Contact Information:
I look forward to hearing from you!



(Posted 4/4/17)

Gateway Hotels & Consulting

Matt Kim operates Gateway Hotels & Consulting locally here in the San Jose area. He has several part time and full time positions available. Here are some details!
Position: Hotel Front Desk Agent
Shifts Available: AM, PM, and Night Audit
Days Available: Everyday of the week
Pay Rate: $14 to start.
Available: Immediately
Locations: Mountain View, Sunnyvale, Santa Clara
Contact: You can email your resume to Matthew Kim at
Feel free to call at 650-793-5351 to inquire further.


(Posted 03/21/17)

Aramark at Mission Bay Conference Center at UCSF

Interested in working for the Aramark at Mission Bay Conference Center at UCSF? Aramark at Mission Bay Conference Center at UCSF is offering employment opportunities for a Conference Planning Manager. For further details visit the website at


 (Posted 02/10/17)

Fairmont Hotel San Francisco

Interested in working for the Fairmont Hotel? Fairmont Hotel is offering employment opportunities for you. There are a variety of positions open. For further details visit the Fairmont website at You can also directly apply on the Fairmont website above.


 (Posted 01/12/17)

Interested in learning more about the exciting industry of exhibitions and events? Join SJSU’s membership with IAEE, the International Association of Exhibitions & Events. Membership with IAEE has everything you need to succeed as a new industry professional, from building your professional network to gaining industry knowledge.

Students can become members for free.

See website for details

 (Posted 01/09/17)

Attention Students with ALL Majors
Wedding Planning Certification Conference 
Sunday & Monday April 23 & 24, 2017
9:00am - 6:30pm both days
Embassy Suites SF Airport 
250 Gateway Blvd. 
Lifetime certification and support is included
Super Early Bird Registration is now open
Student scholarships are available
The deadline for students to submit their scholarship applications is Midnight, February 23, 2017.  All of the details are on the website.
See website for details

(Posted 11/16/2016)

Residence Inn Mountain View Palo Alto is looking for a full time front desk agent.
For more information and apply, please see the attached file.

(Posted 11/7/2016)

Mac 'N Noodles, partnered of California's Great America in Santa Clara is interested in hiring hospitality management students to help them staff their stand at the amusement park starting later this month. They are looking for someone who is reliable and wants to work in a position where they will be immersed in many different responsibilities. Students will get direct exposure on how to manage food costs, inventory, scheduling, budgeting, cash management, sales, and many other traits needed to start and maintain a small business.

Start working after Thanksgiving through the end of the year at what will be one of the hottest food stands in the amusement park.  Tasks may include prepping and cooking food, working the cash register, and cleaning.

Part time positions are available, with scheduled hours varying every day of the week.  Pay will be $15-$18 per hour based on experience and work ethic.

Qualifications include:

*Over 18 Years Old
*Great Communicator
*Quick Learner
*Ability To Work Without Supervision
*May Lift Over 50 Lbs

To apply, or for more information, please email

(Posted 8/25/2016)

The Ritz-Carlton Lake Tahoe has a list of job offers that may interest you.

For more information and apply, please see the attached file.

(Posted 5/26/2016)

The Hilton San Jose is looking for Sales and Catering Coordinator.This is a great opportunity for Hospitality students to gain more experience in the industry.

For more information and apply, please see the attached file.

(Posted 3/16/2016)

Paicines Ranch is currently seeking a full time event coordinator as well as an event specialist. For more information about these positions, please see the attached files:

(1) Event Coordinator Position

(2) Event Specialist Position

(Posted 3/10/2016)

Starbird is looking for a full time Restaurant General Manager for their company. 
For more information and apply, please see the attached file.

(Posted 1/28/2016)

Elliston Vineyards in Sunol, CA is looking for staff interested in working in the hospitality and events industry.The estate with its Historic Victorian Mansion hosts events ranging from - unforgettable weddings, to private parties, and corporate events. We are looking for passionate and friendly people to join our exciting team.

For more information and apply, please see the attached file.

(Posted 12/2/2015)

The Courtyard Pleasanton is currently hiring a Guest Service Representative.

For more information and apply, please see the attached file.

(Posted 12/2/2015)

The San Ramon Marriott is currently hiring a Guest Service Representative.

For more information and apply, please see the attached file.

(Posted 11/12/2015)

The Campo di Bocce in Los Gatos is looking for Night time/Weekend Front Desk agents. It's a paid Part Time position.

For more information and apply, please see the attached file.

(Posted 11/2/2015)

The Pebble Beach Resort is having several opening for Management and Hourly Positions. They are looking for both Part-Time and Full-Time employees.

For more information and apply, please see the attached file.

(Posted 10/28/2015)

Aramark is in the customer service business across food, facilities and uniforms, wherever people work, learn, recover, and play. They are having opening position for Food Service Shift Supervisor in Hayward.

For more information and apply, please see the attached file or contact Neil at

(Posted 10/5/2015)

Team San Jose is having several opening positions for both Part-time and Full-time in different Departments.
For more information and apply, please visit the attached link or contact Ms. Hilda at




Internship Posting(s)


(Posted 02/21/17)

Autodesk’s MeetingSource Intern Project provides an incredible opportunity to be an integral part of planning Autodesk meetings and events including one of our most creative events, the X Summit and gain first-hand knowledge on how a Strategic Meetings Team operates in a large corporation. This dynamic team helps source venues, contract events, builds registration sites and mobile apps., plus executes the logistics on numerous meetings and events. Be ready to jump into this fast paced environment that will help you develop marketable event planning skills with a seasoned team of industry professionals who are passionate about helping you take your skills to the next level. During your time at Autodesk you will be part of the core logistics team for relevant meetings and events, have an opportunity to build your skills using CVENT (an industry standard meetings tool) and obtain valuable destination knowledge that will help further your career. 


To apply for this position, visit .  If you have any questions regarding the position, please email

 (Posted 02/07/17)

The Office of Councilmember Tam Nguyen with the City of San Jose is currently accepting internship applications for the Spring Semester. Please see the attached notice. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact their office. 

For more information and apply, please see the attached file File .


(Posted 11/21/2016)

The Riekes Center for Human Enhancement (a nonprofit located in Menlo Park) is looking for one or two paid interns to help coordinate a major fundraising event this spring.

For more information and apply, please see the attached file.

(Posted 8/19/2015)

The Lucas Artists Residency Program (LAP) at Montalvo Arts Center in Saratoga, California seeks an intern with excellent logistical and management skills to help them create systems and checklists to manage the facilities, housekeeping and inventory of our 10 state-of-the art artist studios on a hillside in a 176-acre park. This international program’s operational model is similar to that of a boutique hotel. This internship requires a detail- and systems-oriented person interested in operations management. This is an exciting, fast-paced environment and a space that hosts artists, writers, musicians and composers, dancers, media artists and other talented individuals from all over the world in the creation of new work. I attach a description of this internship.

For more information and apply, please contact Lori Wood (Lucas Artists Residency Program Manager) at or 408-961-5813

(Posted 7/24/2015)

Presidio of San Francisco is looking for a Hospitality Intern for the Hospitality & Finance Division. The position is Full-time, 8 months, Housing + Stipend included. 

For more information and apply, please see the attached file.

(Posted 6/9/2015)

The Transformative Learning Technologies Lab at Stanford University is seeking a contract­ based Event Coordinator for their fifth annual FabLearn Conference in September.

For more information and apply, please see the attached file.

(Posted 6/4/2015)

Bon Appetit at Google is offering paid internship as Food Team Coordinator. They accept application until June 19th. Expected start date: ~June 29, for 12 - 15 weeks. Expected schedule: Mon - Fri 8:30am - 5:00pm

The attached file is the application form, please fill it out and scan it to along with your updated resume and cover letter.

(Posted 4/8/2015)

Singularity University is looking for paid interns to help execute streamlined logistics for Graduate Studies Program 2015 on the NASA Ames Campus.

For more information and apply, please see the attached file.

(Posted 2/23/2015)

Wyndham Vacation Rentals is looking for 50+ interns for their properties all along the Emerald Coast in Florida. Candidates must be able to satisfy the following requirements:

Must be able to work with us from May 17- Aug 9, 2015. (no exceptions)
Must be currently enrolled in a hospitality or recreation (or closely related) program in a college or university
Must carry a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher
Must earn college credit for the internship
Must have reliable transportation and be licensed and insured
MUST APPLY ONLINE at in order to be considered.

For more information, please see the attached file.

(Posted 2/23/2014)

Historic Requa Inn in Klamath, CA is seeking for Hospitality Interns (Front Desk, Event Management, Food Services, Guest Marketing and Outreach).
For more information and to apply, please see the attached file.

(Posted 2/17/2014)

Il Fornaio in San Jose is looking for a paid Administrative Assistant intern. For more information, please see the attached file or contact Tamie Rowe at 408-271-3357 or by email at

(Posted 2/6/2014)

Arden Acres Extended Stay & Corporate Housing Cottages in Sacramento is looking for a Sales and Operations interns, who will work directly with the managers on many facets including revenue management, sales, advertising, and front desk customer services.

For more information, please contact Bernice Robertson at or 916-402-7732.

The San Ramon Marriott is currently hiring a Guest Service Representative. For more information and apply, please visit the link below