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Sustainable Hospitality & Tourism

Intern with an organization dedicated to promoting sustainable hospitality and tourism practices.

Tourism is a new developing sector in the Balkans with extraordinary potential, providing Kosovo with an opportunity for global recognition. This organization serves as the central body for all efforts in national hospitality in Kosovo, focusing on both cultural and natural tourism. As the first organization of its kind in the country, it boasts a diverse membership across various municipalities, with over 70 current members. It holds the distinction of being Kosovo's sole national representative in the FEG (European Federation of Tourist Guide Associations). Their mission is to showcase Kosovo as a premier tourist destination by leveraging skilled tour guides and highlighting the richness of its cultural and natural heritage as integral assets for tourism development. Through sustainable and collaborative efforts with local communities and stakeholders, interns will play a vital role in enhancing visitor experiences throughout Kosovo and showcasing Kosovo's rich cultural and natural heritage as key attractions for visitors from around the world. 


Depending on the Intern’s skill set and interest, the Intern will be assigned to one or more of the following projects associated with the hospitality and tourism in Kosovo:

  • Tourism Strategy Development & Advocacy
  • Hospitality Training & Capacity Building Programs
  • Tourist Experience Improvement Initiatives
  • Community-Based Tourism Development Projects
  • Tour Guide Education & Training 


The Ideal Candidate

Isla seeks interns who share a commitment to fostering sustainable tourism practices and enhancing hospitality services, contributing to the economic development and cultural preservation of Kosovo.

This internship provides a wonderful opportunity to earn academic credit to meet practicum, research, or capstone project requirements towards your degree. Or if you choose to intern abroad simply to gain international work experience in this unique global community, that is more than doable, too!

Skills & Abilities

  • University undergraduate and graduate students, and young professionals working on a degree (or who have graduated in fields) in hospitality management, tourism studies, travel management, environmental science, ecology, sustainability studies, English, creative writing, or other-related fields.
  • Willingness to take initiative and work under minimal guidance in both office and field settings. 
  • Motivated and committed to work effectively as part of an inter-cultural team.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, and willingness to learn. 
  • Be flexible and work to understand Kosovo's culture, history, and current events.


All Isla internships are customized to your particular academic interests and skill set. Please note, if you are a university undergrad or grad student, it is your responsibility to check with your institution and with Isla Internships Abroad to be sure that your internship Scope of Work is designed to meet all requirements for your particular academic needs. 

The Isla Team is available to guide you through the process even before you accept your Isla internship position. Most of the work in developing your placement is conducted way before your arrival in-country!

Apply here. Contact The Isla Team for more information at! Live Learn Intern