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Advanced Hospitality Internship

Posted January 10, 2022

Kalahari Resort & Conventions - Sandusky, OH
Sandusky, OH
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To be accepted into the Kalahari College Programs, applicants must meet the following requirements.

  • As of the starting date of the program, you must range from: recently graduated from high school in the last year, to have recently completed college in the past year.
  • Students must be at least 18 years of age the day they arrive at the Kalahari to begin their program.
  • Participation in this program also requires unrestricted work authorization. Kalahari will not assist in gaining any type of work authorization.  International students should contact Alliance Abroad Group ( for participation information.
Advanced Hospitality Program

This track offers on-the-job training, exciting guest interaction, mentoring relationships with regular coaching, and an opportunity to connect and build life-long relationships with hospitality leaders and peers.  There is a select number of spots available in this program.  This internship is front-line work, mixed with learning various supervisory roles.  This experience does not rotate between different areas, but you may be asked to help in other areas as business volumes vary.

One or more of these criteria must apply, to be eligible:

  • Have significant experience in the hospitality industry
  • Have completed the Hospitality Overview Program
  • Have previously been a Kalahari Resorts Associate
  • Be ready to graduate in 2022 or 2023.

We view this experience as a chance for you to showcase your talents and to make a positive difference.  Successful interns will be strongly considered to remain with the company after graduation.

We accept approximately 3-8 Advanced Hospitality interns per property.  Since the Advanced Hospitality Program began in 2011, 31 students have selected Kalahari Resorts & Conventions as their post-graduation employer of choice.

Below are the different Advanced Hospitality internship departments available:

Assist our managerial team with the daily operations of running America’s Largest Waterpark Resorts.  After successfully learning our software systems, SOPs and showing continued growth, each Advanced Hospitality Front Office intern will be given a variety of supervisory tasks to further your education.

If you’re interested in learning systems, working in multiple concepts, scratch cooking and finding out how Kalahari feeds the masses – down to an intimate dinner – that this is for you!  Previous cooking experience is necessary.

Can you believe that we operate an indoor play space of 125,000 sq. ft. that features so much, including a six-story Ferris wheel?!  Advanced Hospitality Dry Park Operations interns will learn how to operate attractions, then assist in the supervision of our amazing ride attendants and daily activities.

All Kalahari properties have multiple concepts, from coffee and scratch-pastry shop, sit-down restaurants, a beverage operation, to a full-service convention center.  As a Food & Beverage Intern you will gain the unforgettable experience of being part of our front-of-the-house teams in either: Double Cut Grill & Liquor Bar, Sortino’s, Cinco Nino’s, Wisconsin Brew Pub or Ivory Coast.

CONSTRUCTION/DEVELOPMENTOne intern will get the chance to work at the corporate headquarters, diving into and assisting with potential or ongoing construction projects.  This intern will need to have organizational skills and significant knowledge in spreadsheet development/editing.  Some construction knowledge is required.

HUMAN RESOURCESHuman Resources carry the voice of the associates, acts as business partner to achieve company goals, and continuously promotes diversity and inclusion in our company's culture.  A HR intern’s duties can include: HRIS projects, applicant tracking, file management, uniform management, and international student program administration.

MARKETINGIt takes talented associates to develop, produce and measure marketing initiatives.  Among other duties, the selected intern would gain experience dealing with digital/social media and print distribution. Having an advanced knowledge of InDesign is a requirement.

RETAILJoin this program that includes a mix of Retail and kid’s activities at Kalahari. This opportunity will include a behind-the-scenes experience of creating guest memories and understanding what it takes to operate multiple retail outlets.

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Kalahari Resort & Conventions - Sandusky, OH

7000 Kalahari Drive
Sandusky, OH 44870

890 Room Resort