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Hersheypark Leadership Development Internship

2024 Summer Applications Now Open | Jumpstart Your Career

Working at Hersheypark® amusement park isn’t an ordinary internship. Your “office” is an award-winning amusement park, your co-workers are the Hershey Characters, and the memories you make will last a lifetime. During a typical week as a Hersheypark Leadership Development Intern, you work as a Hersheypark Team Member, live alongside fellow interns, and develop your skills in our leadership academy.

Key Benefits

  • 12-Week Paid Internship in Hershey, PA
  • Work at Hersheypark as a Team Member earning $12-$15/Hour
  • Student-Centered Leadership Development coursework with potential to receive internship credit with your college/university
  • Housing and Transportation available (View Housing Info)
  • Open to all majors

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Hersheypark Leadership Development Interns live in fully-furnished suite style apartments. Housing includes deluxe accommodations, a 55" HD TV, fitness center access, free on-site parking, transportation to and from Hersheypark and more.

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Interns at Hersheypark


All Hersheypark Leadership Development Interns will gain valuable hands-on experience as Hersheypark team members during peak summer season. Interns will have the opportunity to work as Ride operators, Lifeguards, Concession Attendants, Guest Experience attendants, and more. Interns also receive exclusive employee perks.

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Leadership Development Curriculum

In partnership with Shippensburg University, the curriculum has exclusive coursework that explores the fundamentals of leadership essential to any career choice. This academically rigorous and engaging curriculum may be eligible for electives credits and/or independent study. Academic credit recognition will be at the sole discretion of student’s home institution. Upon completion, students will receive certificate for leadership development training to be used for future résumé building.. Interns also have the potential to receive internship credit with their college or university.