Intern Housekeeping

Interested in working at Karel V?

You have a great sense of responsibility. As a housekeeping intern, you will have the opportunity to demonstrate your leadership skills. You will ensure that the employees’ work runs smoothly and supervise progress and execution quality. A fun and educational challenge! Together with the team, you will ensure that 10+ experience for the guest becomes a reality!

the internship

  • You have good knowledge and command of the Dutch and English languages;
  • Communication skills;
  • Independent & a multi-tasker;
  • Flexible & creative;
  • Enthusiastic & eager to learn;
  • Social & team player

As a trainee in the Housekeeping department, you will be considered a Supervisor after a thorough induction period. We expect the intern to be able to function independently within the Housekeeping team. Even running the department all by yourself for a few days is not unthinkable, provided the intern can handle this. The supervisors and department head make this decision

  • Starting up a working day; according to the staffing level, planning and distributing the work to be done among colleagues. Preparing all tools for the room maintenance staff. (trolleys, hoovers, etc.)
  • Closing a working day; using all work lists of the room maintenance employees, breaking down and recording the hours worked.
  • Placing orders for (and/or assisting with) guest supplies and cleaning products.
  • When observing defects in rooms, corridors and public areas, taking immediate action to have it repaired by Technical Services Department.
  • Assist with linen management: monitor distribution, quantities and quality of linen. In case of discrepancies, immediately inform Supervisors and/or department head so that action can be taken.

Responsibilities trainee:

  • Identifying staff shortages relative to occupancy. Working with the Supervisor to prevent this.
  • Keeping the linen stock up to date. Signalling if shortages threaten to occur here.
  • Taking immediate action when signalling technical malfunctions and/or defects in rooms/public areas.
  • An interesting multifaceted internship
  • Internship allowance of € 500 and many extras such as the ”know where you work” programme where you stay overnight at the hotel as a guest, among other things.
  • An internship in the heart of Utrecht. Grand Hotel Karel V is located in the centre of Utrecht, at walking distance from the Central Station and by train only 30 minutes from Amsterdam Central

Grand Hotel Karel V is a hotel with an informal working atmosphere. It is a large property with a quiet, green inner garden, 121 spacious hotel rooms, 13 function rooms, 2 restaurants (Brasserie Goeie Louisa and Restaurant Karel 5) and a wellness and fitness centre. The garden and property are beautifully maintained and the rooms have recently been renovated.


If you have any questions about the vacancy or about working at Grand Hotel Karel V in general, please contact Betty Piepot by phone or e-mail.

Apply by uploading your CV and cover letter.