Culinary, Hospitality, Education & Business School Internships
Kendall College students benefit from Chicago internships while enrolled in our programs.
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As a Culinary Arts student, you’re required to refine your skills during a three-month internship. A hands-on internship gives you incredibly valuable experience and an opportunity to network with established industry professionals. You will have the opportunity to acquire internships at restaurants, bakeries, catering companies, hotels, country clubs, and pastry shops.
Before starting an internship, you must be in good academic and financial standing, pass the Professional Development class (CUL 126), pass the Advanced Skills class (CUL 139), and meet with your Career Services Counselor. Internships must be completed at a Kendall-approved internship site.
Internship performance will be evaluated by your supervisor and based on rating a variety of set factors in both the individual and professional areas.
Academic Credit and Compensation:
The internship must be completed during the course enrollment period. You will be compensated at a rate that is acceptable to both you and the participating company. Only in special situations will non-paid internship be approved.
2 Internships; Sophomore & Senior
- 3 months=400 hours
- 6 months=800 hours
- Must be approved site by Career Services
Kendall internships have a practicum and seminar portion. The internship allows you to challenge, test, and hone the knowledge and skills you have acquired in the classroom. During the seminar portion, you will reflect on the knowledge and skills acquired during their industry placements. The courses include:
HOS 206 Sophomore Internship Practicum (4)
HOS 207 Sophomore Internship Seminar (2)
HOS 414 Senior Internship Practicum (4)
HOS 415 Senior Internship Seminar (4)
As a Kendall Business student, you must complete an intensive three month internship prior to graduation. The purpose of the internship is to provide you with professional training and experience not obtainable in a classroom situation. Your internship is typically based in Chicago. The nation’s third-largest city provides access to Fortune 500 companies, the Chicago Board of Trade, booming service industry, and a vibrant entrepreneurial environment.
Benefits to Student:
- An opportunity to assess one’s abilities and interests in specific business field and industry in general
- Inside exposure to a particular firm without a commitment to permanent employment
- A possible position for permanent employment
- An opportunity to complete a focused project
Before starting an internship, you must be in good academic and financial standing, pass the Professional Development class (BUS 126), and meet with your Career Services Counselor. Internship requires a minimum of 400 hours and must be completed at a Kendall-approved internship site.
Early Childhood Education:
Non-license seeking students are required to complete an internship that explores diverse opportunities in the field of early childhood education. The School of Education will work with you to craft individualized internship experiences. Our students have recently interned with:
- Chicago Public Schools
- Singapore American School
- Southern and Northern Illinois Public School Districts
- NAEYC-accredited agencies
- Community college child care centers
- Private, parochial and public child care centers
Adult students already working within their chosen career may appeal to the Business Dean for an exception to the internship. While the standard is for students to indeed take the BUS203/204 internship courses, upon successful appeal, you may be instead allowed to take MGT410 and MGT420 in lieu of internship.
Your internship performance will be evaluated by your supervisor and based on rating a variety of set factors in both the individual and professional areas.
Academic Credit and Compensation:
- The internship must be completed during the course enrollment period.
- Four (4) academic credits are earned upon satisfactory completion of internship requirements.
- Interns are compensated at a rate that is acceptable to the student and the participating firm. Only in special situations will non-paid internship be approved.
Call our Career Services Office at 312.752.2012 or email firstname.lastname@example.org