College of Business

Sustainable Hospitality Management

Special Events Management Team (SEMT) Internship program

Special Events Management Team (SEMT) Internship program participants

Interested in being part of the Special Events Management Team Internship Program? We'll announce the application date for the Fall 2024 Special Event Management Team soon... stay tuned!

In the meantime, check out the article on the 2023 Sustainable Events Management Team Internship Program and view the details below to get an idea of what it's all about.

This internship offers a fantastic opportunity to showcase their skills while managing a hospitality team at The Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. As a Hospitality Manager for the Pebble Beach Special Event Management Team (SEMT), students work directly with Pebble Beach representatives to manage, plan, coordinate, and oversee hospitality areas at the finest exhibition of show cars in the world.

Prerequisites: Enrollment in BUS 498 for the Fall 2024 semester is a prerequisite for this internship opportunity. Interviews will be conducted by the SHM Executive Director and the Pebble Beach Company SEMT Committee. While preference is given to SHM majors, students from all majors are welcome to apply. For additional information or inquiries, please reach out to Dr. Paige Viren at

2024 Application Timeline and Mandatory Training Schedule

Date  Item
February 12 12 - 1 PM Information Session - CSUMB
March 7 11:59 PM


Applications due Thursday, March 7, 2024, by 11:59 pm

March 15 8 AM - 6 PM Interviews - CSUMB
March 20 5 PM Team Selection Announcement via Email
May 3 1 - 5 PM Orientation - CSUMB
May 20 - 21 8 AM - 5:30 PM Training Days 1 & 2 – Pebble Beach
June 18 10 AM - 12 PM Training Day 3 – Virtual via Zoom
July 18 10 AM - 12 PM Trading Day 4 – Virtual Via Zoom
Aug 12 8 AM - 4 PM Training Day 5 - Pebble Beach
Aug 12 - 18 TBA Concours Event Week

The Event: Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance

Since 1950, Pebble Beach has been host to the finest exhibition of show cars in the world. The Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance - held on August 18th at the Fairway of Pebble Beach Golf Links - is an annual gathering of rare and antique automobiles and international motorcar enthusiasts. Originally a small social event paired with a road race through the pine and cypress forests of Pebble Beach, this event has grown into the top-ranking collector car competition in the world.

We are looking for some of CSUMB’s most responsible, enthusiastic, and professional students to join the Special Event Management Team.

Hospitality Manager Responsibilities

Concours d’Elegance is an annual gathering of rare and antique automobiles
2018 Special Event Management Team


  • Responsible for management and oversight of corporate clients.
  • Hosting VIP Guests in Corporate Hospitalities called Hospitality Patios.
  • Responsible for breakfast, lunch, afternoon snacks, and bar/beverage service coordination.
  • Interact with clients, servers, bartenders, and culinary individuals to ensure a flawless guest experience.
  • Manage Pebble Beach staff and temporary employees.
Hospitality Program students at Pebble Beach for Management Training

Paige Viren (L), Executive Director of the Sustainable Hospitality Management Program, with 2022 SEMT students