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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!

Explore our Opportunities

Internship and externship opportunities vary by location and time of year. Read more about our different programs and apply below. If there are no internships available, join our talent community to be the first to know when we are hiring interns for the next season!

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.​

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.

Gain hands-on sales experience by helping our guests make their bucket list vacations come to life while growing your career and supporting your education as part of our Central Reservations team! Our team services inbound-only calls, chats, and emails from guests seeking once-in-a-lifetime travel adventures with us! You'll spend the day selling, explaining, and "bringing to life" unforgettable experiences at or near National Parks such as Death Valley, Glacier, Grand Canyon South Rim, Yellowstone, and Zion.

International hiring is available exclusively to currently enrolled international university students. Application and visa sponsorship must come directly from one of our partner agencies to be considered for employment. Some partner agencies include CIEE, CCUSA, Aspire Worldwide, Intrax, Interexchange, and Janus.

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.

Summer internship paves a hospitable future for Texas A&M student

Summer internship paves a hospitable future for Texas A&M student

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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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Meet Lilia – Hospitality Intern in Yellowstone National Park

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Intern and Extern Stories

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