Internships

The Pillsbury Institute summer internship program is a great opportunity for students to gain practical hospitality entrepreneurship experience and for sponsoring companies to get fresh perspectives from talented students. 

For Sponsoring Companies:

Internship Criteria 
1.  Internship duration: Internships begin in late May or early June and normally last 10 weeks.
2.  Intern compensation and living expenses: Sponsoring companies pay a competitive salary. Housing and transportation arrangements are the intern’s responsibility.
3.  Intern reporting relationship: Interns report to an entrepreneur or senior executive accountable for a major business activity within the sponsoring company. 

Sponsorship Process 

  1.  Post internships on-line: The Office of Student Services and Career Management department manages an online internship posting system, Cornell Handshake.  Please visit Cornell Handshake to create your employer account, request to connect with Cornell and submit internship postings.  Please review the Cornell Career Services Employer Policies and Procedures Info Sheet.
  2. Review and interview applicants:  Using Cornell Handshake, you'll review applications, contact applicants, and schedule on-campus interviews.  To request on-campus interview space, please submit your date request to the Office of Student Services and Admission. 
  3. Internship offers:  Sponsoring companies should make summer employment offers no later than April 15.
  4. If you have questions, contact the SHA Career Management Staff at CareerManagement@sha.cornell.edu

For Students:

Internship Criteria 
1.  Internship duration: Internships begin in late May or early June and normally last 10 weeks.
2.  Intern compensation and living expenses: Sponsoring companies pay a competitive salary. Housing and transportation arrangements are the intern’s responsibility.
3.  Intern reporting relationship: Interns report to an entrepreneur or senior executive accountable for a major business activity within the sponsoring company.

Student Application Process
1.  Browse internships: For a list of current internship opportunities, search Cornell Handshake summer and part-time job listings. Students utilizing the services of Career Management and Cornell Career Services are expected to abide by Cornell Career Services Job Search and Offer Acceptance Guidelines and Policies for Students. The policy also includes information on the timeline that employers must adhere to when making offers to students.
2.  Interviews: Students are alerted through the Cornell Handshake system if they are being offered an interview by a sponsoring company.  While the Pillsbury Institute manages the internship program and works closely with both participating students and companies, it is the company’s responsibility to schedule and conduct interviews.
3.  Offers: All offers of summer employment are made by the sponsoring company.