Summer 2024 Culinary Internship

Settlers Hospitality Group

Settlers Hospitality, Hawley, PA / Lake Wallenpaupack, Pocono Mountain Region, PA - is a collection of boutique hotels, restaurants, catering venues, and experiences. Our commitment to excellent guest services is what drives us, and we are dedicated to hiring outstanding individuals who share our passion for ensuring our guests have an exceptional experience while staying with us. We are currently looking for hardworking and motivated students to join our hospitality or culinary team as culinary interns.

Practice applying your culinary skills with a successful hospitality group! This business has excelled in the Pocono hospitality region for 40+ years. Join Settlers Hospitality Group’s team of hospitality professionals as they create and deliver high-quality restaurant and hotel experiences to hundreds of guests across multiple boutique hotels and restaurants. 

The Culinary Intern will work directly with a team of Executive Chefs and across multi-concept restaurants that include farm to table, small plate, contemporary casual, high-end catering, and pastry. The intern will gain an understanding of how to develop products aligned to property vision, how to manage labor and cost of goods, and how to partner across departments to ensure a superlative guest experience. This exciting opportunity provides Culinary Interns the opportunity to learn how to work with a team of hospitality professionals to craft experiences that match the concept design of multiple boutique hospitality experiences.

This opportunity is a traditional (semester-long), part-time internship. Housing is available to eligible interns throughout their internship if needed. 


  • Summer, May start date (start date can be flexible)
  • 24+ hours per week (can be more if candidate is interested)
  • $15/hour
  • This opportunity will be in-person/on-site


  • Culinary coursework of any collegiate level
  • Experience in hospitality or culinary arts is a plus but not required
  • Strong teamwork skills
  • Positive, professional, outgoing personality with a hands-on attitude
  • Microsoft, Office Suite, and proficient computer and internet skills
  • Interest in boutique hospitality experiences
  • Passion for food, beverage, tourism, and hospitality
  • Commitment to developing NEPA hospitality and tourism is a plus but not required
  • Basic or other level service or kitchen skills (kitchen, safety, knife)
  • Current Safe Food Handler certificate a plus
  • This position requires the ability to lift 50lbs or more
  • Able to bend, kneel, squat, stand, and lift heavy objects as needed
  • Able to work a flexible schedule, which may include working days, evenings, weekends, and holidays


  • Perform work of line cook, prep cook, event cook as assigned
  • Work in partnership with Executive Chef and Sous Chef to complete internships projects
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Develop innovative specials or menu items in collaboration with Executive Chefs and Sous Chefs
  • Work with the Settlers Hospitality team to plan and execute special events
  • Shape a positive staff culture in partnership with Executive Chefs and Sous Chefs
  • Exposure to managing quality control, cost of goods, and ordering 
  • Support the opening and development of new projects within the hospitality group
  • Traditional food preparation or service/execution practice and insight will be included!

*Be sure to note in your cover letter why you think you would be a great fit for the Settlers Hospitality Team and for this internship.*

This internship opportunity is supported by the Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce’s Small Business Internship Fund. Students interested in participating in the Small Business Internship Fund must meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • Be a resident of Lackawanna County currently enrolled in a college or university
  • Be a currently enrolled student of a Lackawanna County college or university
  • Be a currently enrolled student of a Chamber member college or university: Clarks Summit University, Fortis Institute, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine, Johnson College, Keystone College, Lackawanna College, Luzerne County Community College, Marywood University, Misericordia University, Penn State Scranton, The University of Scranton, Wilkes University.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Type: Culinary
Deadline: 04/30/2024

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