What We Offer
We invest in our interns so that they develop the professional and interpersonal skills needed to be successful in their future. Last summer, we hired 19 interns—75 percent of which returned as a year-round intern or full-time staff member. Our goal is to fill entry-level, permanent positions with interns who have completed exceptional work and exhibit our values and culture.
Interns complete special projects for their department and collaborate with cross-functional teams. Additionally, the program includes:
- Product training by the culinary team
- Focus lunch with Alto-Shaam’s president
- Intern leadership building event
- Company-wide networking events
- A final recap presentation on your projects and takeaways for managers and other interns
We offer internships in the following departments:
- Customer Service
- New Product Development
- Human Resources
- Information Technology (IT)
- Product Management
- Supply Chain/Operations
As an intern, you will learn and grow exponentially while working on exciting projects in your field and forging strong professional connections. Here are a few tips to help you prepare for the experience:
- Demonstrate initiative. As an intern, you will be tasked with hands-on projects that contribute to the overall vision and goals of the department and company. We encourage you to share your ideas and talent fully while executing these projects. Additionally, successful interns are engaged, enthusiastic and proactive throughout their time at Alto-Shaam.
- Be coachable. Ask for open and honest feedback regarding your performance and understand that constructive advice is necessary for growth.
- Find a mentor. A professional mentor is someone who is willing to share their skills, knowledge and expertise with you so that you may grow in your field. If you are not directly assigned a mentor, we encourage you to work closely with someone that you admire in the company. These professional relationships will help answer any questions you might have and will be able to help you grow and feel connected to Alto-Shaam.
- Set personal goals. Set SMART goals for yourself with your supervisor. These goals will provide a framework for what you will accomplish. You will also be able to effectively measure your growth by establishing objectives in the beginning of your internship.
- Do your research. Become a sponge during your internship. Ask your supervisor and team questions as they arise and make it a point to learn about Alto-Shaam and the industry by exploring resources, such as trade journals, blog articles, presentations or the website. Reading and learning about the company and industry will equip you to understand how you can contribute, while also providing you a more holistic understanding of Alto-Shaam’s scope.
For more information about internship opportunities, please email Stephanie Maahs at firstname.lastname@example.org.
"Being an intern at Alto-Shaam really helped jumpstart my potential going forward. The structure of the internship program and how it is organized does a great job to help you get your foot in the door and prepare you for a future career.”
“Working at Alto-Shaam was great. I felt like I was truly apart of another family. My work was meaningful and cross functional, which helped me understand how the Purchasing team functions with other branches in the company. I would recommend this internship to any student who is looking for an opportunity in their major.”
“Alto-Shaam has provided me with valuable opportunities and lessons that were unique to this internship program. These opportunities were not limited to just Quality Assurance, rather included aspects throughout the entire business. I would recommend an Alto-Shaam internship to anyone, but especially to those looking for opportunities to learn about a variety of aspects within a company.”
“This internship was filled with experiences that changed me and helped direct my future. I value the time I’ve spent working at Alto-Shaam and will carry my experiences and what I have learned with me while I enter the workforce post-graduation.”