Pay Rate $13.00
Job Level Entry Level
Shift Internship
Category Culinary - Cooks


Entertainment Complex



As a Culinary Intern or Extern with the Hershey Entertainment Complex, you will assist and supervise at the Giant Center and Entertainment Complex with culinary kitchen operations, ordering and receiving items, managing inventory, and assisting with general supervision and staffing of part time and seasonal Culinary staff.

The Entertainment Complex consists of Hersheypark (including ZooAmerica), Hersheypark Stadium, Hersheypark Arena, Giant Center and Hershey Theatre.

Inside Scoop:

  • This position is located at the Hershey Entertainment Complex.
  • Interns will support culinary operations between the different entities of the Entertainment Complex to include: Hersheypark (including ZooAmerica), Hersheypark Stadium, Hersheypark Arena, Giant Center and Hershey Theatre.
  • Internship/Externship will include flexible shifts around 35 hours or more per week.
  • Internship/Externship timeline is flexible to fit specific program needs.
  • Housing may be available through our housing partner depending on start date.

Application Process:

  • Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the internship is filled.

Best. Perks. Ever.:

  • Free Admission to Hersheypark
  • Free Parking to all Hersheypark & Giant Center Events
  • Sweet Discounts across town
  • Employee Appreciation Events
  • And more!

Job Functions:

  • Assist in the development and maintaining of dining plans, kitchen guidelines, food safety and handling procedures, and food presentation techniques
  • Create and ensure kitchen and catering event orders are updated for each event to include; food items, audiovisual room requirements, staffing requirements, and any special needs
  • Assist with communicating staffing requirements in preparation for scheduling and acting as a liaison when updates are needed
  • Assist with ordering of food items and supplies, and receiving and storing them appropriately
  • Assist with inventory management; to include, rotating stock, counting, and adhering to standard par levels
  • Assist within the operations with delivery of food items and supplies
  • Enter and modify standardized recipe forms
  • Other job related duties as assigned


Basic Qualifications:

  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Must be in student currently enrolled in a Culinary or Pastry program.

Additional Qualifications:

  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office and have the ability to quickly learn computer based applications
  • Must have proven excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Must be innovative and be self-motivated to complete tasks 
  • Must be detail orientated with proven organizational skills 
  • Must have reliable, steady transportation to and from work 
  • Must display a positive attitude, eagerness to learn, and professional image in compliance with Hershey Entertainment & Resorts guidelines 

Working Conditions:

  • Must be able to work flexible shifts, including; days, evenings, nights, weekends (including both Saturday and Sunday), and holidays 
  • Schedule for this position includes hours up to 35 hours per week (additional hours up to approximately 50 hours per week may be available during some weeks)
  • Physical requirements include standing (for a majority of the shift), sitting, walking and lifting a minimum of 25 pounds unassisted and 50 with assistance
  • Regular outside work in various weather conditions is required (including extreme heat, sun exposure, cold, and other inclement weather)

Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Hershey Entertainment & Resorts is an Equal Opportunity Employer