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Internship Programs

Culinary, Hospitality and More

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

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

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

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.

Additional Opportunities

Additional Opportunities

Sustainability and Supply Chain internships may be available at certain locations. Looking for a different internship? Email Collin at ctefft@xanterra.com.

Internship Benefits

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.

In The News

Read more about our interns and externs’ accomplishments and where they are now.

In Their Own Words

In Their Own Words

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Meet The Woman At The Heart Of Yellowstone National Park (Your Belly Will Thank You)

Meet The Woman At The Heart Of Yellowstone National Park (Your Belly Will Thank You)

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Environmental Honor Roll

Environmental Honor Roll

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Meet Lilia – Hospitality Intern in Yellowstone National Park

My Internships in Yellowstone | Summer in Selfies

Intern and Extern Stories

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