Information for Host Institutions

The following information is for colleges and universities interested in hosting interns. View information for students > 

Why host?

Hosting an intern provides many benefits, including:

Important notes:

Projects can vary based on the needs of the institution, however the following are examples of some past projects from other internships:  Researching products, recipes, and food trends; updating menu cycles; creating signage; planning a special event or catered event; redesigning your website; developing and/or evaluating staff training programs; marketing your department; working through a department bid process; researching food allergies; composting on campus research; local purchasing projects; identifying trans fats in your facility; planning an in-service; food labeling projects; initiation of computer systems; and reorganizing storage areas after a building remodel.

Internship programs host anywhere from 1 to 6 interns, with most programs hosting between 1-2 interns.

The institution hosting an intern must provide an eight-week program with a minimum remuneration of $1,600, after taxes, plus room, board and uniforms for the duration of the internship. Each institution will want to designate a management personnel member for supervise the program. 

Download the Host Guidelines and Host Manual (pdf), which contains everything the host school needs to know, and include letter samples, suggested program/orientation outlines, evaluation forms, and more.


You can apply to be a host institution for the 2017 Foodservice Management Internship program by submitting an online application. The application process will open in the Fall of 2016.