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Hershey, PA, United States
30+ days ago
Hershey, Pennsylvania, United States
30+ days ago


Working at Hersheypark® isn’t an ordinary internship. Your “office” is an award-winning amusement park, your co-workers are the Hershey Characters, and the memories you make will last a lifetime.  During a typical week as a Hersheypark Leadership Development Intern, you work as a Hersheypark Team Leader, receive on-the-job leadership experience, and will participate in Professional Development designed to provide continuous learning and development.

Key Benefits:

  • Work at Hersheypark in a Supervisory role as a Team Leader
  • Student-Centered Leadership Development coursework with potential to receive internship credit with your college/university
  • Housing and Transportation available 
  • Earn Up to $15.75/hour with opportunity to work extra hours
  • Opportunity to network and create lasting relationships with hundreds of other Interns across the country

This internship is open to all majors including: Hospitality, Business, Engineering, Marketing, Finance, Public Relations/Communications, Information Technology, Hotel/Restaurant Management, Criminal Justice and more.

Inside Scoop:

This position is located at Hersheypark in one of our operating teams. Opportunities exist in multiple departments and are placed based upon prior work experience and operational need.

This internship experience is ideal for graduates of Level 1 internship or students with previous supervisory experience in the industry. 

To learn more about this exciting intern program and the departmental job functions, please copy and paste the following link into your browser:

Application Process:

  • If selected to interview, you will receive correspondence to the email address attached to your application.
  • Please be advised, if selected for this internship you will have 14 days from the date on your offer package to complete and return all required paperwork along with full payment of the $150 security deposit, if housing is required.
  • With this program being limited to 50 students, admittance will be granted on a first-come, first-serve basis after all required paperwork and payments are received. 

Best. Perks. Ever.

  • FREE admission to Hersheypark & 15+ amusement parks
  • Make new friends from around the world
  • Development and advancement opportunities
  • Discounts at Hersheypark and across town 
  • Ability to pick up extra shifts
  • After-hours employee parties

 Job Functions:  

  • Leading and supervising part-time staff and assisting in overseeing daily operations. 
  • Perform day-to-day operational job duties as needed.
  • Acting as a liaison to department management; observe and report on all issues or concerns that arise day to day. Provide feedback to management so they can implement solutions.
  • Training employees to ensure that they are capable of interacting appropriately with guests and that they have the information needed to answer questions.
  • Placing employees for their location at appropriate positions and ensuring that employees have the proper breaks, supplies and other operational items needed throughout their shifts.
  • Ensuring strict adherence to Child Labor Laws and reporting any potential violations to their direct Supervisors.
  • Maintaining guest service and hospitality standards through interaction with guests and monitoring employees. Ensuring proper execution of all service standards set by management. Responding to guest questions and directing them to the appropriate source of information.
  • Providing recommendations regarding disciplinary action and participation in coaching employees. 
  • Monitoring and enforcing health, safety, and sanitation standards
  • Participate in a Professional Development Series, including completing projects and attending events for continuous learning and development.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • This internship is open to undergraduate college students graduating after Fall of 2022
  • Must meet one of the following criteria:
    • Completed HP Leadership Development Level 1 Program
    • Worked a minimum of one season experience as a red tag (Asst Team Leader) at the Hersheypark Entertainment Complex
    • Completed a minimum of one internship/work experience in the amusement, entertainment, or hospitality industry, which must have been in a supervisory role

Additional Qualifications:

  • Company coordinated housing is available to students residing outside of 50 miles to Hersheypark
  • Friendly, upbeat, and enthusiastic
  • Ability to communicate professionally and effectively
  • Abide by Hersheypark appearance standards
  • Certain positions will be required to complete pre-employment drug testing 
  • Ability to obtain department required certifications, including but not limited to; Ellis & Associates lifeguard certification, RAMP certification, ServSafe, etc. based on department placement.
  • Ability to multitask in fast paced environment
  • Must embody Hershey Entertainment & Resorts core values (Devoted to the Legacy, Selfless Spirit of Service, Team Focused, and Respectful of Others)
  • Must be able to work a minimum of five (5) days and at least 40 hours per week during May, June, July and August

 Working Conditions:

  • The working conditions include indoor and/or outdoor environments with the potential to work in various weather conditions
  • Physical requirements include standing (for periods up to at least 8 hours at a time), walking (including up and down stairs), bending and repeated lifting (up to 20 pounds without assistance)
  • Must be able to work a minimum of five (5) closing shifts and at least 40 hours per week during May, June, July and August

Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Hershey Entertainment and Resorts is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 61105839
  • Location:
    Hershey, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Position Title: HP Leadership Development Intern - LVL 2
  • Company Name For Job: Hersheypark
  • Industry: Theme Park/Amusement Park
  • Job Function: Internships
  • Job Type: Internship

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