Our students don’t stand still.

Internships allow you to gain real insight into what the many professions in the food world can be like on a daily basis. What better way to see how you fit—to decide on a niche or create your own? NECI students may complete three internships before graduating with a Bachelor of Arts (BA), two internships for the Associate of Occupational Studies (AOS) degree, and one internship for the Certificate program. Resorts, hotels, and restaurants around the world reach out to us to offer internships that allow NECI students to practice their skills.

The NECI Network

NECI has more than 500 approved internship sites nationwide, offering a wide range of cuisine, locations, salary, and benefits. Our database is consistently updated. Students who excel during their residency may be given the opportunity to intern with one of the premier restaurant groups or hotel and resort chains with whom we maintain close relationships. Our list of international internship sites also continues to grow. Our graduates work all around the world. By the time you finish your program at NECI, you will have developed an impressive list of contacts—from peers and colleagues to internships, guest speakers and instructors, NECI staff and NECI alumni.


“I am always enthusiastic to take NECI graduates and interns into my kitchen. They have the drive and the culinary foundation to back up the passion for cuisine.”
--Patrick Ponsaty, Corporate Chef, Grand Restaurant Group, ACF-MCF