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Property Name
Corporate Services
Job Title
HOSPITALITY INTERN - RECREATION
Company Name
Hershey Entertainment & Resorts
City
Hershey
Industry
Hotel/Resort
Position Categories
Accounting, Administration
HOSPITALITY INTERN - RECREATION

Job Description

Are you ready to launch your career within the Hospitality industry? Join our summer internship team and create sweet memories for our guests! Hershey Entertainment & Resorts is seeking interns to participate in our 2017 Summer Hospitality Internship Program (HIP). The HIP program is geared towards college students pursuing a degree from an accredited institution that will support a career in the Hospitality and Tourism Management, Food & Beverage, Entertainment and Recreation Industries.

Within the Recreation Concentration, interns will assist in supervising a staff of over 80 recreation team members, learn aquatic skills and facilitate daily recreational activities for our guests. As an intern you will utilize your customer communication skills to increase productivity while learning the core values that support our mission. Working closely with your hiring managers, you will gain invaluable exposure and experience within the hospitality industry.

 

Program Length: The approximate dates of this internship are May 2017 through September 2017.

Housing: This internship is located in Hershey, PA. Student housing is available.

Interview Process: Upon completion of the application, your resume will be reviewed and qualified candidates will be contacted for next steps. Final candidates will be pre-selected to attend an on-site interview session in January-February 2017.

 

Job Duties:

A student will be selected to work in one (1) of the following areas within the Recreation Concentration:

 

Recreation Intern (The Hotel Hershey OR Hershey Lodge):

  • Consistently offer professional, friendly and engaging service to our guests
  • Assist with supervising 80 recreation team members
  • Learn aquatic skills such as pool chemical calculations and pool safety
  • Assist with leading weekly team meetings
  • Coordinate and facilitate recreation events for corporate groups.
  • Facilitate daily recreation activities such as arts & crafts, bingo, Hershey Products Costume Characters, sporting events, fitness requests, and a variety of children’s programs
  • Participate with daily operation opening and closing procedures to include all recreation areas of designated property

 

Recreation Intern (Hershey Country Club):

  • Assist with supervising recreation team members
  • Learn aquatic skills such as pool chemical calculations and pool safety
  • Assist with leading biweekly team meetings
  • Help coordinate swim lessons and swim team activities
  • Participate in Lifeguard rotations at the Outdoor Pools and provide ongoing Ellis Lifeguard training
  • Assist with management of the pool snack bar, Splashes
  • Assist in writing Lifeguard schedules

 

Recreation Intern (Hersheypark Camping Resort):

  • Assist with supervising recreation team members
  • Learn aquatic skills such as pool chemical calculations and pool safety
  • Participate in Lifeguard rotations at the Indoor and Outdoor Pools
  • Create and Write weekly recreation activities schedule in a timely manner and co-ordinate with marketing to ensure information is posted on our website
  • Facilitate daily recreation activities such as arts & crafts, bingo, Hershey Products Costume Characters, live entertainment, sports tournaments and other fun activities

 

 

Job Requirements

Basic Qualifications:

  • Must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Must be entering your Junior or Senior year Fall 2016 and Majoring/Minoring in the Hospitality & Tourism, Food and Beverage, Travel & Tourism or related field
  • Seniors planning to graduate in May of 2017 will be considered
  • Must be able to attend one of two Company Site Visits that will be held in January-February 2017

 

Additional Qualifications:

  • Must be willing to obtain lifeguard, CPR and first aid certifications upon employment
  • Proven leadership skills with an understanding of conflict resolution and problem solving
  • Ability to communicate professionally and effectively
  • Abide by appearance standards and be able to maintain hospitality standards for the assigned property
  • Ability to maintain composure in a fast paced environment.
  • Keyboarding skills and computer literacy
  • Some positions may require a valid Driver’s License

 

Working Conditions:

  • Transportation is not provided for this program, all selected students must have reliable transportation to and from work assignments
  • Able to push a maximum of 75 lbs. (towel bins)
  • Indoor/Outdoor environment which is noisy, hot and at times very hectic
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule based on operational needs, including weekends and holidays

 

 

Hershey Entertainment & Resorts is an Equal Opportunity Employer