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Purdue Dining & Culinary offers a ten week Food Service Management Internship. This internship is open to all students in a nutrition/dietetics or HTM program. Our internship offers a competitive hourly salary, a paid meal plan, and free housing in our residence halls.

The detailed training plan will include practical instruction in our dining operations that covers all aspects from ordering and inventory, to recipe creation and food production, to hiring and supervision. This instruction will prepare the intern to act as a fully functional member of the dining court team by week ten.

In addition to the practical instruction, the internship will provide career-building experiences. Networking opportunities from industry professionals will be available on a weekly basis via virtual meetings or in-person luncheons. On-site tours at other campus dining facilities, food manufacturers, vendors and local restaurants will enhance the intern’s overall experience.

The co-chairs of the internship will participate in bi-weekly, in-person reflection sessions so the interns can share their experiences and offer feedback. Additionally, a weekly discussion board will be required for critical thinking and sharing of ideas.

Application Process

Applications will be accepted starting January 15, 2021 and will close February 26, 2021. Interviews will take place March 8-11, 2021. Applicants accepted to the internship will be notified no later than March 12, 2021. (Please note: Any application that is not complete by the closing date will not be considered for an interview.)


Contact Us:

Molly Winkeler, MS, RD, LD
PD&C Registered Dietitian
PD&C Summer Intern Chair 

Gretchen Jewell
Associate Director of Auxiliary Dining Services
PD&C Summer Intern Co-Chair