Internships, Yellowstone National Park 2019

Xanterra Parks and Resorts Published: November 20, 2018
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
Job Type
Travel & Hospitality /

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~ At Yellowstone National Park Lodges, we are a welcoming community who work hard, share a passion for the environment, and enjoy creating memorable experiences for our guests. ~

We are the primary concessionaire in Yellowstone National Park. As part of the Xanterra Travel Collection family, we embrace a “naturally different” lifestyle that allows you to live, work, and explore one of the most beautiful places on earth. We are a company based on values that reflect an environmental ethic and social conscience – for the long-term. “Our Softer Footprint” focuses on how we reduce our environmental impact through our comprehensive environmental initiatives. Our business practices exemplify environmental stewardship, and a desire to protect and preserve our public lands.

Live. Work. Explore. Yellowstone National Park Is Naturally Different.

Yellowstone National Park Lodges is the largest concessionaire in Yellowstone.  We operate 31 restaurants ranging from fast food to finer dining, and 9 lodges with over 2,100 rooms.  More than 100 various hospitality and culinary positions provide students the opportunity to focus internships, externships, or a career on a specific area of interest.   Our employees enjoy living in the park and have many opportunities for outdoor activities in Yellowstone and surrounding areas.  We hire over 3,100 employees for our summer season, which lasts from April to October. Our parent company, Xanterra Parks & Resorts also operates smaller operations in several other national and state parks. 

Position Overview

At Yellowstone National Park Lodges, we depend on our team members to help guests find their ultimate Yellowstone experience—all while working to protect and preserve the park for future generations. No matter what your job is, you will be a proud steward of the park. You will play an essential role in providing warm and friendly hospitality to all our guests. 

Any of the positions available on our website can be converted into internships. When applying please include the internship requirements from your school. 

The Details:

We have immediate openings available for the 2019 season. If living, working, and exploring in Yellowstone sounds intriguing and exciting to you, please read on.

  • Start Date: April 2019
  • Employment Type: Full Time, Seasonal (ideally full season or early/late season)
  • Schedule: Varies – 40+ hours per week
  • Perks include:
    • Low-cost housing (dormitory style) and meals (cafeteria style) provided
    • Wi-Fi (limited bandwidth) provided
    • Free Employee Recreation Program (hiking, biking, photography, camping, wildlife watching, educational programs, film series, sports competitions, and more!)
    • Exclusive discounts in and around Yellowstone
    • Living in the world’s first National Park


A Day in the Life:

  • Yellowstone employees have the unique opportunity to live, work and explore in the world's first national park.
  • During your summer, you will meet employees and visitors from all over the world and gain incredible hands-on experience in a high volume, fast-paced environment.
  • Create lifelong memories while earning college credit! 

What You Are Looking For:

  • Gain familiarity with operations at a high volume resort property.
  • Gain hands on experience in the hospitality and support industry.
  • Have access to management operating in the nation's first national park.
  • Have access to management training opportunities from the training course catalogue.
  • Network with members of the staff and learn about their roles.
  • Gain real life work experience in the hospitality industry.


Essential Skills and Knowledge:

  • Our internships and externships are for current students pursuing degrees in Hospitality, Culinary, Recreation or Sustainability field. 
  • Opportunities are available during our summer season, April - October. 
  • We prefer candidates be able to work for at least 3 months.  

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