Elevate Your Career in a National Park
Broaden your horizons, learn through hands-on experience, and grow your career – all while living in some of the most beautiful places on earth.
Internships and externships opportunities are offered at various properties year-round. Programs typically include a professional mentor/buddy, access to 500+ Learning & Development classes, and ensuring internship requirements are met. Many interns return to continue their careers with Xanterra!
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Culinary Intern/Extern Programs
Hone your culinary skills in one of our spectacular National Parks! We offer a wide range of locations from fine dining restaurants and steakhouses to busy fast food outlets with high-volume cooking. From iconic hotel dining rooms such as the Old Faithful Inn in Yellowstone National Park to the second greenest restaurant in the United States at Mt. Rushmore National Monument, you will have the unique opportunity to work with and cook for people from all over the world.
Hospitality Internship Program
Internship opportunities exist within our Lodging, Food and Beverage or Operations Departments and can include working at one of our historic hotels such as El Tovar in Grand Canyon National Park or Lake McDonald in Glacier National Park. Opportunities are available for students beginning their educational careers in hospitality as Entry Level/Experiential Interns. Some properties offer rotational internships and others have Advanced/Professional Internships for junior or senior level students.
Remote Reservation Sales Internship
Pursuing a degree within the Hospitality, Marketing, or Travel & Tourism field and looking to gain experience in sales and marketing? Through this internship, you will become proficient in our National Park destinations and offerings and help people plan the vacation of a lifetime! You will be paired with a mentor and have additional professional development training.
Sustainability and Supply Chain internships may be available at certain locations. Looking for a different internship? Email Wendy at email@example.com.
Apply your classroom knowledge in a professional setting at one of our iconic properties.
Meet and work alongside people from all over the world.
Paid internships with affordable meals and housing.
Play a crucial role in the success of our operations.
Meet Lilia – Hospitality Intern in Yellowstone National Park
My Internships in Yellowstone | Summer in Selfies
Intern and Extern Stories
Collin began working in Yellowstone as part of his internship from Michigan State University. The first summer, he worked with the Lodging team hiring employees. Collin came back after graduating and has worked as an Assistant Operations Manager in the summers and as a Server Assistant in the winter.
Katie started working in Yellowstone as an Extern from the Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Scottsdale. She completed her externship as an EDR Cook at Lake Hotel, then held the following positions: EDR Manager, Sous Chef, and Restaurant Chef. She later returned to the Lake Hotel as the Executive Sous Chef.
Sean spent his first summer with Xanterra as an Assistant Camper Services Manager. He is currently scheduled to return this summer as an Assistant Dining Room Manager.
Alexis was a Hospitality major from the University of South Carolina. She spent a summer in Zion getting her required 400 hours of industry experience before her senior year internship. Alexis says she plans to return to Zion!
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