Summer 2021 Culinary and Hospitality Internships - Yellowstone National Park, WY - Xanterra - Yellowstone National Park, WY



Create lifelong memories while earning college credit! Join our team as an Intern in Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone employees have the unique opportunity to live, work and explore in the world's first national park. During your summer, you will meet employees and visitors from all over the world and gain incredible hands-on experience in a high volume, fast-paced environment.

Our internships and externships are for current students pursuing degrees in Hospitality, Culinary, Recreation, or Sustainability. Opportunities are available during our summer season, April - October. We prefer candidates be able to work for at least 3 months. Learn more about the departments.

Any of the positions available on our website can be converted into internships. When applying, please include the internship requirements from your school.

The Details

  • Yellowstone National Park Lodges is the largest concessionaire in Yellowstone. We operate 31 restaurants ranging from fast food to fine dining, and 9 lodges with over 2,000 rooms.
  • We hire over 3,500 employees for our summer season, which lasts from April to October. Our parent company, Xanterra Travel Collection also operates smaller operations in several other national parks.
  • More than 100 various hospitality and culinary positions provide students the opportunity to focus internships on a specific area of interest.
  • Our employees enjoy living in the park and have many opportunities for outdoor activities in Yellowstone and the surrounding areas.

What We Provide

  • Simple living in the world’s first National Park with low-cost housing (dormitory style), meals (cafeteria style), and Wi-Fi (limited bandwidth) provided
  • A low-cost bimonthly deduction covers three meals a day, your dorm room, and all associated utilities (including limited Wi-Fi) and the use of in-house laundry facilities
  • Free Employee Recreation Program (hiking, biking, photography, camping, wildlife watching, educational programs, film series, sports competitions, and more!)

Learn More about life in Yellowstone here:


What You Will Learn

  • Gain familiarity with operations at a high volume resort property
  • Gain hands-on experience in the hospitality and support industry
  • Have access to management operating in the nation's first national park
  • Have access to management training opportunities from the training course catalog
  • Network with members of the staff and learn about their roles
  • Gain real-life work experience in the hospitality industry


Why Yellowstone National Park Lodges

We are a welcoming community who work hard, share a real passion for the environment, and enjoy crafting memorable experiences for our guests. As part of the Xanterra Travel Collection, we are the primary authorized concessioner in Yellowstone, and as such, we are proud stewards of the park.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

PLEASE NOTE: As we closely monitor the COVID-19 pandemic, we continue to adopt appropriate sanitization measures and are carefully following Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and state protocols for preventing the spread of COVID-19. We are dedicated to creating a safe and healthy environment for both employees and guests.

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