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THE LETTUCE INTERN EXPERIENCE

Lettuce Entertain You is excited to offer a variety of options for internships and culinary externships. We offer two levels of Restaurant Management Internships that take place over the summer months. In addition to our summer programs, we offer culinary externships throughout the school year and summer.

Summer 2023 Internship Programs

Lettuce Entertain You is currently offering two Internship Programs. Both Level 1 and Level 2 will consist of an educational portion which will run May 30 through August 1, 2023, approximately 10 weeks in length. As for the practical portion (working in the restaurant) the intern and general manager will come up with a mutually agreed upon start and end date.

Level 1 Program

At least one year of hospitality, retail or other customer service experience is required. Interns are hired to work an hourly role in one of our restaurants in Illinois, Washington D.C., Minnesota, Nevada, Texas, California or Florida. Interns attend weekly virtual meetings where Lettuce industry experts cover topics such as restaurant financials, menu creation, marketing and more. The Level 1 internship includes a group project with final presentation at a live expo.

ALL CHICAGO-BASED INTERNS: Please be aware that working all four days (July 13-16, 2023) of the Windy City Smokeout festival are mandatory. Interns in other markets with interest in working all four days, may do so with prior approval from partners and/or general managers.

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Level 2 Program*

Applicants must have the following experience to be considered:
Previous Lettuce Internship participation or comparable hospitality internship AND 4-5 years of hourly restaurant experience.
Interns are hired to work in a leadership role in one of our restaurants in Illinois, Washington D.C., Minnesota, Nevada, Texas, California or Florida.
Positions include a variety of restaurant opportunities based on experience!
Level 2 includes completing restaurant-based Project Checklist and an individually curated experience depending on the restaurant's needs and the intern’s level of expertise.

*BY INVITATION ONLY

ALL CHICAGO-BASED INTERNS: Please be aware that working all four days (July 13-16, 2023) of the Windy City Smokeout festival are mandatory. Interns in other markets with interest in working all four days, may do so with prior approval from partners and/or general managers.

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Summer 2023 Applications Accepted Until Friday, April 14, 2023

Late applications will not be considered.
Interns are responsible for their own housing and transportation.

Please email resumes@leye.com with any questions.

Other Programs Available

Culinary Externships

Culinary Externships are available throughout the year at many Lettuce Entertain You locations. Whether you are looking for practical kitchen experience or are looking for educational credit, Lettuce has ongoing culinary education positions for you! Please reach out to resumes@leye.com with your interest and any questions.

FALL/WINTER INTERNSHIPS

We are also offering opportunities throughout the fall/winter for internships. If interested, please reach out to resumes@leye.com with your interest and any questions.

Meet Our Intern Grads

Advancing from intern to employee

"Family"

Nour Ishaq

Nour Ishaq

Intern Class 2009, Office Manager at RPM Seafood

"Dynamic"

Hafiz Khan

Hafiz Khan

Intern Grad- General Manager, Wildfire Oakbrook

"Inspirational"

grace terzakis

grace terzakis

Intern Class of 2012, Wildfire & Big Bowl Marketing Sales & Social Media Manager

"Rewarding"

steven rosenblum

steven rosenblum

Intern Class of 2013, General Manager at Beatrix – Fulton Market

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2022 SUMMER INTERNS

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THE LETTUCE INTERN EXPERIENCE

Francia Morales-Diaz

POS Analyst, Corporate Office

THE LETTUCE INTERN EXPERIENCE

Angella Baek

Lead Employee, RPM Italian Las Vegas

THE LETTUCE INTERN EXPERIENCE

Jessica Elliott

Catering Assistant, Ivy Room

THE LETTUCE INTERN EXPERIENCE

Elizabeth VanHaren

Service Manager, Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba!

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