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Sodexo Hospitality Management Internships-Sodexo @ KSU in MANHATTAN, Kansas

Unit Description

Hospitality Management Internships-Sodexo @ KSU

About this Job

Sodexo at K-State is now accepting applicants for spring internship opportunities working with K-State Athletics.

An internship with Sodexo at Kansas State Athletics will consist of on the job training and live interaction with clientele. In addition to live interaction during events, the successful candidate will also receive bi-weekly classroom training sessions to understand the concepts behind the events we are executing.

Qualified candidates will be assigned an HR partner that they will communicate with on a monthly basis to monitor progress and help get them prepared for entering the workforce after graduation.

Candidates who successfully complete the internship will be assigned a salaried job (if they so desire) as a resource manager and given two months to search for and secure a salaried role within the company.

At the close of the internship the successful candidate will have gained full understanding of multiple management principles and operational controls/methods. These include but are not limited to:

-Hospitality Management

This internship will cover all aspects of hospitality management. It will offer live event management opportunity and give the candidate extensive knowledge of the inner workings of food and beverage in sports

- Marketing

-Market Our operation through social media

-Serve as community liaison,

-Organize volunteer events,

-Connect with local businesses,

-Organize media events and connect with local media (radio/TV),

-Create and edit quarterly newsletter

-Create video content for documentaries

-Coordinate and assist with advertisement efforts

-Attend Chamber of Commerce Events

-Interact with clients


-Bi-weekly P&L reviews

-Attend financial meetings with clients

-Learn Sodexo Financial Systems and assist with day-to-day entry

-Purchasing on a large scale

-Coordination with vendors

-Invoicing multiple clients and vendors

-Assist with weekly, monthly, and annual projections

-Cash Control

-Credit Card Reconciliations

-Cost control theories and live practice in the areas of labor% and COS% controls

-Assist with annual budget creation

-Contract creation

-Non-profit coordination

-Inventory Practices

-Human resources practices

This is a unique internship opportunity to work and gain hospitality management experience within the sports and entertainment industry.

This is a paid internship opportunity with the opportunity to grow into a full-time management role.

Position Summary

The Student Worker may work in any type of food location on client premises. This individual will work under the direct supervision of on-site management and will serve in a food service role as mutually agreed upon with management.

General Responsibilities:

  • Understands and follows all policies and procedures.

  • Assists in ensuring a safe working environment throughout the facility for all employees.

  • Attends all allergy and foodborne illness in-service training.

  • Complies with all Sodexo HACCP policies and procedures.

  • Reports all accidents and injuries in a timely manner.

  • Complies with all company safety and risk management policies and procedures.

  • Attends training programs (classroom and virtual) as designated.

  • May perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Qualifications & Requirements

  • Willingness to be open to learning and growing.

  • Maturity of judgment and behavior.

  • Maintains high standards for work areas and appearance.

  • Maintains a positive attitude.

  • Ability to work a flexible schedule helpful.

  • Must comply with any dress code requirements.

  • Must be able to work nights, weekends and some holidays.

  • Attends work and shows up for scheduled shift on time with satisfactory regularity.


  • High School diploma, GED or equivalent.

  • Skills/Aptitude:

  • Presents self in a highly professional manner to others and understands that honesty and ethics are essential.

  • Ability to maintain a positive attitude.

  • Ability to communicate with co-workers and other departments with professionalism and respect.

  • Maintains a professional relationship with all coworkers, vendor representatives, supervisors, managers, customers, and client representatives.


  • ServSafe Certification preferred.

Physical Requirements:

  • Close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus, with or without corrective lenses.

  • Significant walking or other means of mobility.

  • Ability to work in a standing position for long periods of time (up to 8 hours).

  • Ability to reach, bend, stoop, push and/or pull, and frequently lift up to 35 pounds and occasionally lift/move 40 pounds.

Working Conditions (may add additional conditions specific to defined work location):

  • Generally in an indoor setting; however, may supervise outside activities and events.

  • Varying schedule to include evenings, holidays, weekends and extended hours as business dictates.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is primarily in a controlled, temperate environment; however, may be exposed to heat/cold during support of outside activities.

  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud.

Sodexo is an EEO/AA/Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran employer.


System ID 687792

Category Food Service

Employment Status Part-Time


Unit Contact 785-395-8026

Target Hourly Rate $10-$13