Culinary Internships

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.

Kendall students pursue internship opportunities at restaurants, bakeries, catering companies, hotels, country clubs, and pastry shops. 

Before starting an internship, student 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 their Career Services Counselor. Internships must be completed at a Kendall-approved internship site.

Internship performance will be evaluated by student's 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. Interns are compensated at a rate that is acceptable to the student and the participating company. Only in special situations will non-paid internship be approved.

General Questions
Call Career Services Office 312.752.2012 or email