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Culinary Internships Abroad

AIFS Abroad Culinary Internships abroad.

Why a Culinary Internship Abroad is Right for You 

Gaining a profound understanding of Culinary within a global context is pivotal for your long-term career success. Our international Culinary internships are crafted to broaden your horizons while equipping you with vital professional skills. We tailor our internships abroad to align perfectly with your existing experience, educational background, and future aspirations.  

We advocate for a hands-on approach, urging employers to minimize “administrative tasks” and instead provide you with engaging and impactful projects. As a Culinary intern, you may find yourself immersed in diverse responsibilities, including menu planning and development, assisting with food preparation, kitchen organization and cleanliness, and more. Culinary remains one of our most popular and sought-after career fields, with internship opportunities available across many of our locations. 

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Advantages of a Culinary Internship with AIFS Abroad

  • Stand out to employers with international Culinary work experience
  • Professional development including interview coaching and career readiness program
  • Guaranteed placement in a full-time internship
  • Apply with two career fields, not just Culinary
  • Customize your internship
  • Academic credit through AIFS Abroad or your home university

Culinary Internship Placement Examples

AIFS Abroad has an excellent history of matching talented interns with top tier international companies. Our placement team is dedicated to finding the right employers for our interns based on their chosen career fields, skills, and interests. The following are just a few examples of internship placements that may be available.

Restaurant Management and Culinary Internship with Neighborhood Inspired Restaurant

This restaurant was founded by a culinary association, which had created a network of small producers. Even today, they collaborate both for the supply of products for this bistro and for the organization of food and wine tours.
This restaurant is inspired by the small family shops in the area. The chefs transform raw materials bringing their experience to the table, and becoming artisans in the kitchen. The founders combine the passion of quality raw materials, the curiosity towards the influences of the Mediterranean and a good dose of healthy tradition.

Restaurant Management and Culinary Internship with Neighborhood Inspired Restaurant

This restaurant was founded by a culinary association, which had created a network of small producers. Even today, they collaborate both for the supply of products for this bistro and for the organization of food and wine tours.
This restaurant is inspired by the small family shops in the area. The chefs transform raw materials bringing their experience to the table, and becoming artisans in the kitchen. The founders combine the passion of quality raw materials, the curiosity towards the influences of the Mediterranean and a good dose of healthy tradition.

Catering & Event Management Internship with Leading Dublin Restaurant Group

Since their establishment in 2001, they have become one of Dublin’s finest catering companies, providing catering services at many prestigious venues around Dublin. Managed closely by its founders, its reputation for providing tasty, innovative, and often organic food has won it many prestigious catering clients including The Leinster Rugby Team, Google, RTE, Dublin Castle, The Royal Hospital Kilmainham, The European Commission, The Royal Bank of Scotland, and UCD, to name but a few.

Intern tasks may include:
-Planning and learning about preparation for large-scale events
– Working with chefs on Breakfast and Lunch service
– Preparing Mise en Place for Salad Bar and Main Course
– Preparing many Canapes onsite

Culinary Assistant Internship at High-End Restaurant & Deli

A high-end Restaurant, Grocery, and Wine Bar in central Dublin. Opened in 2003, the company has since opened three new premises. They have been a consistent winner of awards.

Intern tasks may include:
– Assisting in pastry, bakery, restaurant production, pizza, & pasta
– Working alongside the chefs in each area to get a good understanding of the operation of different departments

Culinary Internship with Beautiful Southern-Mediterranean Restaurant

This Rooftop bar & restaurant merges into the blue Florentine sky. The cuisine is refined and attentive to the exemplary harmony of flavors; the ingredients narrate travels around the world. One mouthful after another, you will also be satisfied with your eyes, with the countless glimpses of beautiful Florence.

Culinary Internship with Neighborhood Inspired Restaurant

This restaurant was founded by a culinary association, which had created a network of small producers. Even today, they collaborate both for the supply of products for this bistro and for the organization of food and wine tours.
This restaurant is inspired by the small family shops in the area. The chefs transform raw materials bringing their experience to the table, and becoming artisans in the kitchen. The founders combine the passion of quality raw materials, the curiosity towards the influences of the Mediterranean and a good dose of healthy tradition.

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Full Time Internship

8 Week Internship

Optional Credit Available
Dublin, Ireland
Summer 2025
8 weeks From $9,490
Full Time Internship | Florence Featured Image
Full Time Internship

12 Week Internship

Optional Credit Available
Florence, Italy
Spring 2025
12 weeks From $9,990
Full Time Internship | Dublin Featured Image
Full Time Internship

12 Week Internship

Optional Credit Available
Dublin, Ireland
Fall 2024
12 weeks From $11,990
Full Time Internship | Dublin Featured Image
Full Time Internship

8 Week Internship

Optional Credit Available
Dublin, Ireland
Summer 2024
8 weeks From $8,990
Full Time Internship | Florence Featured Image
Full Time Internship

8 Week Internship

Optional Credit Available
Florence, Italy
Summer 2025
8 weeks From $8,690
Full Time Internship | Dublin Featured Image
Full Time Internship

12 Week Internship

Optional Credit Available
Dublin, Ireland
Fall 2025
12 weeks From $11,990
Full Time Internship | Florence Featured Image
Full Time Internship

8 Week Internship

Optional Credit Available
Florence, Italy
Summer 2024
8 weeks From $8,490
Full Time Internship | Florence Featured Image
Full Time Internship

12 Week Internship

Optional Credit Available
Florence, Italy
Fall 2024
12 weeks From $9,990

Earn Credit For Your Internship Abroad

AIFS Abroad’s international internship program is designed to complement your college degree. You can earn college credits through your home institution, our school of record, or specific location-based opportunities.

How it Works

Step 1

Apply

Submit your application and start working with your Admissions Counselor. We will have an interview to learn about your career goals, educational background, and location preferences to ensure that you are a good candidate to intern abroad.

Step 2

Accept

Once your interview and application are complete, you’ll be cleared to apply. Your Admissions Counselor and our Placement Team will determine if we’re able to match you with a great host employer in your chosen destination. If accepted, this means we can guarantee you an internship within your career field.

Step 3

Enroll

After acceptance, the next step is to simply enroll into the program with your initial deposit to secure your spot. Enrolling means you have officially decided to join the program and take on the challenge and thrill of living and becoming an intern abroad in a new city!

Step 4

Prepare

Before you arrive in your host city, you will work one-on-one with your Program Advisor. They work with you on professional development, career advising and make sure you are ready to move and intern in your new home.

Step 5

Interview

We will start the match-making process and narrow down employers to a select few that you would be a great fit for. You’ll have a Skype or phone interview before you leave, so they can get to know you, and you can get to know them. If everything goes well, then your internship is confirmed! You’ll know where you’ll be interning and the role you’ll be walking into before you hop on the plane.

Step 6

Arrive

When you’ve arrived in your city, you will meet the Location Coordinator and the other interns at your housing. Your internship will start soon after you’ve arrived and there will be social events and excursions throughout the course of your program. We strive to give you the independence you want with all the support and resources you need to be successful during your travel and internship.

Getting started is simple! In just a few steps, you’ll be on your way to building your resume and gaining critical hands-on experience. 

Note: The vast majority of our internship placements are unpaid.

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I think that every aspect of this program made my experience so great. For one, my host city was greater than I could have imagined it could be. It was so fun, charming, and inviting. I think that because it was on the smaller side it made exploring it more intimate and by the first 2 weeks you could really know your way around. Secondly, because my specific program was smaller, it was easier to connect with each of the fellow interns, and we all became very good friends in a short amount of time. I think it was the perfect amount of people. Lastly, the company that I worked for made me excited to come into work everyday and learn. I know that by talking to other interns, their jobs really made their experience as well.

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I also want to give my thanks to AIFS Abroad and Global Experiences for such an outstanding program. With the help of these companies, I was able to earn academic credit at the College of Charleston while furthering my professional experience in an foreign city. I am grateful that I have had the opportunity to be a part of this incredible international experience. Au revoir Paris, a la prochaine fois!

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