Culinary Internship Semester

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  • On-the-Job Training in World-Class Restaurants

    There’s only one way to see what it’s really like out there in the food industry—an awesome internship experience (or “externship,” as we like to call it in this industry)! And that’s just what you’ll get with CIA’s unparalleled industry contacts at your fingertips. During your semester-long, résumé-building internship at one of more than 2,000 CIA-approved locations, you’ll interact with professionals, build an industry network, and be a part of the action in a real work environment. When you graduate, you’ll be so ready.

    Here’s just a small sampling of the industry segments and companies that recruit CIA interns to work in their kitchens and within their organizations:

    Baking and Pastry

    Internships - Bread Alone Bakery
    Internships - Charm City Cakes
    Internships - Jacques Torres Chocolate
    Internships - King Arthur Flour Bakery

    Corporate R&D

    Internships - Edlong Dairy Technologies
    Internships - McCormick & Company
    Internships - Sabra
    Internships - Sonic Drive-in

    Foodservice Management/Corporate Dining

    Internships - Aramark
    Internships - Compass Group
    Internships - Delaware North
    Internships - Google

    Grocery/Consumer Packaged Goods

    Internships - Fairway Market
    Internships - H-E-B Grocery
    Internships - Wegmans
    Internships - Whole Foods


    Internships - Abigail Kirsch
    Internships - The Bonura Hospitality Group
    Internships - Legends Hospitality
    Internships - Union Square Hospitality Group


    Internships - The Broadmoor Hotel
    Internships - The Greenbrier
    Internships - Inn at Little Washington
    Internships - Ritz Carlton


    Internships - Jean-Georges
    Internships - Morimoto
    Internships - Restaurant Daniel
    Internships - Roy’s Restaurant


    Internships - American Cruise Lines
    Internships - Four Seasons
    Internships - Hershey Entertainment & Resorts
    Internships - Walt Disney World

    Wine and Beverage

    Internships - Beringer Wine Estates
    Internships - Clif Family Winery
    Internships - Del Dotto Vineyards
    Internships - J Vineyards & Winery