Internships

George Vanderbilt’s quest for knowledge was a lifelong passion, and his legacy of learning continues today at Biltmore. With diverse internships complementing numerous fields of study, The Biltmore Company Internship Program is designed to provide students with invaluable work experience as they fulfill their undergraduate or graduate degree requirements.

Our internship recruitment cycle generally follows a traditional semester calendar, with internship positions posted in our online job listings. Internships may be available in a variety of career fields and are subject to change each semester.

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Culinary, Baking, & Pastry

Front of House Food and Beverage Management

Horticulture

Internship Applicant Criteria
Applications will be considered only if the internship position is posted and the individual meets all applicant criteria. Interested students must be currently enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate school student in a degree-seeking program at an accredited college or university. Applicants must be classified as a junior, senior, or graduate student at the time of the internship and receiving credit hours for the internship experience during the semester of placement with The Biltmore Company.

chefs preparing food


Frequently Asked Questions

How do I apply?
Interested students should apply online. Please click here to begin.
When do you accept applications for hospitality internships and culinary internships?
We accept applications year-round for all of our hospitality internships, including culinary arts, pastry arts, Catering Management, F&B Management, and Hotel Operations Management.
Is housing offered to externs? What kind of accommodations can I expect, and what is the cost of housing?
Housing is an option for all of our interns and externs. The apartments are centrally located and close to all the culture that Asheville offers. Each apartment is shared between three people and has two bedrooms and one bathroom. The housing cost is $90 per week, covering rent, electricity, and water, and is automatically deducted from your weekly paycheck. The apartments have complimentary washer/dryer usage, outdoor pool, and fitness center.
If I am a post-grad student, is there a possibility of employment after my internship?
Yes, we do offer employment to many of our interns and externs based on availability and performance after completion of the internship. Upon accepting a position, your wages and benefits would generally increase.
Are the Hospitality internships paid internships?
Yes, we do offer compensation for all of our hospitality and culinary interns.
How many hours a week will I be working?
All externs and interns receive full-time weekly hours (32-40 hours). Many seasons of the year also have overtime hours available.
How often will I receive a paycheck?
Hourly associates are paid on a weekly basis.
Which restaurants will I be working in as an intern or extern?
Each extern will have the opportunity to participate in a rotation between two or more restaurants on an eight-week schedule. This rotation is the most important part of our program because it allows you to gain experience in a variety of kitchens with guidance from our professional culinary and/or management teams. We’re able to offer customized rotations for concentrated experiences if requested and discussed during the interview and application process.