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Hospitality Business Management Internship, Restaurant Associates - Cambridge, MA



If you have a positive attitude and a love for learning, you may be interested in joining our team.


Restaurant Associates is recognized as the nation’s premier hospitality company, operating over 170 prestigious locations. Restaurant Associates, based in New York City, provides premium food services to museums, performing arts centers, aquariums, corporate dining, educational facilities and off-premise catering events in New York City, Boston, Hartford, Atlanta, Chicago, Washington D.C., and Philadelphia. Restaurant Associates is a subsidiary of Compass Group North America, the world’s leading foodservice organization.

At RA, food is inspiration. Our unmatched culture of hospitality excellence enables us to provide memorable experiences for premier clients.  We empower many to be their best though delicious food that happens to be "better-for-you" and the planet.


Core Values:

  • Dedication to Quality
  • Spirit of Ownership
  • Commitment to Talent & Diversity
  • Responsible Citizenship
  • Passion for Hospitality


General Description:

You will be working closely with the leaders in the hospitality group, developing skills & competencies to understand what is needed to be successful in the world of hospitality. You will gain valuable experience in the following areas: operations, marketing, administration, guest services, problem resolution, planning & implementation of innovation & client relationship skills. This internship involves hands-on experiences which will provide many opportunities for your personal success in a career of hospitality.


The Requirements:

• Interest in the hospitality & service industry

• Attitude of a leader

• Enjoyment of inspiring others

• Articulate

• Great interpersonal skills

• Awareness of sustainability practices

• Interest in one or more of the following:

  • Sustainability
  • Carbon “Foodprint”
  • Farm to Fork
  • Quality Assurance

Job Responsibilities (May include any/all):

• Executing operational standards

• Financials, Profit & Loss (P+L), Loss Prevention

• Safety & Quality Assurance: Safe food in a safe environment

• Assuring an exceptional guest experience

• Client Relations & Contractual Commitments

• Associate learning & development

• Operational support of serving platforms

• Working in different settings: FOH, BOH, Catering, Marketing & Administration

• People management (schedules, time management)

• Inventory management

Learning Objectives:

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

• Experience opportunities to learn, observe, & practice a variety of experiences in the world of hospitality


About Compass Group: Achieving leadership in the foodservice industry

Compass Group is an equal opportunity employer.  At Compass, we are committed to treating all Applicants and Associates fairly based on their abilities, achievements, and experience without regard to race, national origin, sex, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by law.

Qualified candidates must be able to perform the essential functions of this position satisfactorily with or without a reasonable accommodation. Disclaimer: this job post is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all essential responsibilities, skills, tasks, or requirements associated with this position. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the position posted, the Company reserves the right to modify or change the essential functions of the job based on business necessity. *Los Angeles applicants: Compass Group will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring (Ban the Box ordinance).



Req ID: 332392


Nearest Major Market: Cambridge
Nearest Secondary Market: Boston

Job Segment: Food Service, Intern, Loss Prevention, Hospitality, Entry Level, Retail