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Sustainability Internship, Chartwells/Northeastern University


At Chartwells Higher Education, people are at the core of our business. Together we build innovative food service concepts and serve fresh, local and nutritious meals at over 270 college campuses across the country. Twice named the Fastest Growing Brand by Nation’s Restaurant News, at Chartwells we take pride in creating opportunities for associates to grow their careers and achieve their development goals within the company.  


General Description:

You will be working closely with the leaders in the Northeastern University Hospitality group developing skills and competencies to understand what is needed to be successful in the world of sustainability. You will gain valuable experience in the following areas: operations, marketing, administration, guest services, problem resolution, planning and implementation of innovation and client relationship skills. This internship involves hands on experience working in the world of hospitality which will guide you to your personal success in a career of sustainability.


Key Requirements:

• A love of the world of hospitality

• Interest in the service industry

• Attitude of a leader

• Enjoyment of inspiring others and sharing knowledge

• Good to better interpersonal skills

• General interest and knowledge

• Awareness to sustainability practices

• Must be undergraduate student



Interest in one or more of the following:

• Trim Trax- Waste Management

• Carbon foodprint

• Farm to Fork                                                

• Interest in creating a better community

• Quality Assurance



Job Responsibilities (May include any or all):

• Research and Analysis of sustainable best practices

• Coordinate sustainable initiatives and visualizing the source of our food

• Results analysis: preparing metric-backed stories for Business Reviews and other touch points

• Inputting your business Unit’s operations data into reporting programs

• Financials

• Food Recovery Network Initiatives

• Executing operational standards

• Story telling: sharing metric-backed stories with reporting entities (e.g. AASHE STARS, GRA, etc.)

• Working in different settings within the world of hospitality: FOH, BOH, Catering, Admin

• Training dining team and students on sustainable initiatives

• Present findings in reports and presentations


Learning Objectives:

• Demonstrate awareness, understanding and skills necessary to work in a diverse environment.

• Experience opportunities to learn, observe, and practice a variety of experiences in the world of sustainability.


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Req ID: 318231

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