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Summer Hospitality Internship Program

Apply for our next session June 1st through August 3rd

The Great Wolf Summer Hospitality Internship Program is a 10-week program that provides college students with meaningful experience that compliments their current coursework. Through an experiential and structured approach to learning, interns will gain real-life experience in the hospitality and entertainment industry. The program will include a job shadow week to provide exposure and learning of other disciplines across the brand. At the end of the program, participants will also complete a term project and present to the lodge leardership team. Upon successful completion of the program, interns will be considered for future internships, fulltime positions, and/or Great Wolf Management Development Program (MDP). Interns have opportunities for:

Program Details

What does the Program entail?
  • Ten weeks in a frontline position in disciplines such as: Guest Services, Housekeeping, Retail & Attractions, or Food & Beverage. 
  • One week job shadowing to experience different disciplines not included in the rotation as well as exposure to HR, Sales, and Aquatics disciplines. 
  • Applicants are required to be at least 18 years old and currently enrolled in an undergraduate program. 
  • Internship opportunities are available at all Great Wolf lodges
  • All interns receive compensation at $18/hour. 
How are interns compensated? Will they earn college credit?

Interns will receive $18/hour and are eligible to work 40-hours. The program is designed to meet college credit requirements.  

Please review with your school’s advisor to ensure this program meets your school’s requirements. If there is anything specific that your school requires, please be sure to share this information in the interview process.  

What housing arrangements can interns access?

Interns will have access to Great Wolf’s housing portal. This portal will give interns options to find short-term housing near their lodge. They will also have opportunity to match with other interns that are looking for roommates.

All interns will be responsible for their own housing and transportation to the lodge. 

What are the eligibility requirements for the program?
  • Must be 18 years or older at the start of the program 
  • High School diploma or equivalent 
  • Current enrollment at an accredited 4-year university 
  • Pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in hospitality, business or a related field
  • Available to complete at minimum a 10-week program (June 1– August 3) 
  • A cumulative 3.0 GPA minimum 

The Application Process 

Curious about the application and interview process? Each Internship Candidate can expect the following steps when they apply:

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Apply online and choose which lodge and Disciplines you're interested.
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A lodge hiring manager reaches out for an in-person or virtual interview.
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Within 48 hours, the hiring manager will inform you of their decision.

Want to learn more before applying?

Great Wolf Lodge will be attending Hospitality Career Fairs at the following Universities this spring:

East Coast: Delaware State University, Hampton University, Howard University, Johnson & Wales University, North Carolina Central University, Penn State University, Virginia Tech, University of Maryland Eastern Shore

Midwest: Iowa State University, Michigan State University, Purdue University

West Coast: Northern Arizona University, University of Nevada - Las Vegas, Washington State University


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Other Great Wolf Programs 

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Management Development Program

Management Development Program

We also offer a post-college two-year program dedicated to helping grow new leaders at Great Wolf.