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June 01,2021

At Stafford’s, our number one goal is to take care of our guests. Our internships offer real-time, hands-on experience in many departments. You will learn many skills from our seasoned managers and team including communication, problem solving, managing, accountability and leadership. And, you will have fun! The hospitality industry is an exciting and fast-paced work environment. Our Summer 2021 positions are listed below.

Hospitality Restaurant Management/Food & Beverage Internships 

Available at Stafford’s Pier Restaurant, Stafford’s Weathervane Restaurant, Stafford’s Perry Hotel, Stafford’s Bay View Inn 

Food & Beverage Management Job Responsibilities

As a Restaurant Manager Intern, you will learn a lot about Stafford’s Hospitality and the hospitality industry throughout your summer internship.

  • The intern is required to work shifts in all food & beverage departments as necessary
  • It is the responsibility of the intern to bring a positive attitude and willingness to learn
  • The intern will gain valuable experience in the following departments:
    • Dining Room Supervision
    • Host/Bartending Functions
    • Food Service and Event Planning
    • Kitchen/Culinary in all outlets (if applicable)
    • Attend weekly food & beverage meetings
  • Help plan and learn appropriate staffing levels
  • Help supervise and make hands-on decisions
  • Oversee special requests from guests and proper follow-through
  • Handle guest complaints as appropriate
  • Work M.O.D. shifts as necessary once trained
  • Other duties as assigned

Hotel/Front Desk Management Intern

Available at Stafford’s Bay View Inn & Stafford’s Perry Hotel 

Job Responsibilities

  • Spend time assisting the housekeeping department in cleaning guest rooms and becoming familiar with the guest rooms and hotel property
  • While at the Front Desk (or any other Stafford’s Department) the #1 priority is guest services
  • Assist with checking guests in and out of the hotel
  • Take lodging reservations, along with answering any other questions about our other two lodging facilities
  • Assist with concierge or guest service related inquiries such as guest room supplies, making dining reservations, directions to local establishments, etc.
  • Assist Food and Beverage Department as needed (including our other two locations)
  • Handle guest requests and demands as appropriate
  • Other duties as assigned

Culinary Intern

Available at Stafford’s Hospitality with our Corporate Executive Chef

Job Responsibilities

  • Understand and practice proper food handling techniques and sanitation practices at all times
  • Learn and comply with the specific supervisor’s and properties’ uniform, attendance and management policies and practices
  • Your mise en place is your own responsibility no-one else’s.  Properly prepared, in proper quantity, and of proper quality, handled, labeled, dated and properly stored by you
  • Possess fundamental culinary knife skills, knowledge of basic preparation and cooking techniques, proper use of kitchen equipment, and/or an aptitude and willingness to learn
  • This is a learning opportunity; be prepared to perform different jobs that include a variety of tasks in a variety of environments, with the goal of not only learning different skills but also gaining a better understanding of the interaction of many different properties
  • Be willing to be relocated in different roles and at different properties during your employment
  • Be prepared to perform any task that is required of you by that properties culinary supervisor or superiors to the best of your ability
  • Various job roles will change throughout the internship to focus on commissary production, a la carte line preparation and production, banquet preparation and production and buffet preparation, production and service, as well as administrative roles of the Chef
  • Other duties as assigned

Stafford’s Hospitality Intern Requirements & Qualifications (applies to all internships)

  • Ability to work long hours and be flexible with scheduling
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • A computer background is beneficial
  • Must be able to work through the duration of the summer months
  • Must possess a high level of self-discipline, persistence and patience
  • Must be able to recognize and solve problems
  • Ability to motivate, improve teamwork and raise morale among employees often engaged in difficult challenging and stressful work

Housing available for internships. More information available upon request.

Interested in these positions? Send us your cover letter and resume

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