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Learn About Work Experience Programs at Johnson & Wales University

April 21, 2016


At Johnson & Wales University, internships are a core part of the academic program. You will get full academic credit while building the hands-on skills and job experiences that will set you apart for employers.

Johnson & Wales

Johnson & Wales University (JWU) is a private, nonprofit, NEASC-accredited institution with a unique education model designed to inspire professional success and lifelong intellectual growth. JWU maintains four U.S. campuses – Providence, Rhode Island; North Miami, Florida; Denver, Colorado; and Charlotte, North Carolina – in dynamic cities near industries and work experiences that help students meet their professional goals.

JWU’s nearly 16,000 students come from approximately 90 countries. Students can choose from 40+ undergraduate, graduate, online, continuing education and accelerated programs.


Johnson & Wales: Key Programs

Please note: While you will build your resume and gain many professional skills during your internship, participating in an internship program does not guarantee employment. Sample companies and future job possibilities are intended to highlight possible outcomes.






Key Major Future Job Possibilities Sample Internship Companies
Hospitality Management Tourism, Special Events, Food Service Operations Hilton Hotels, Heineken, Marriott
Culinary Arts Athletic Franchise Nutritionist, Food Product Developer, Restauranteur Facebook, Major League Baseball, Walt Disney World
Business/Management Financial Analyst, Entrepreneur, Commodity Merchandiser Nokia, Barclay Investments, JP Morgan

Awards and Honors

  • The 2014 William M. Burke Presidential Award for Excellence in Experiential Education, the highest award given by the National Society for Experiential Education (NSEE).
  • Ranked 2nd for career advice in the United States as noted in the 2013 International Student Barometer Survey, a national survey sent to over 100,000 students from 178 institutions.
  • Internship to Employment – 55% of all students received a job offer at the end of their internship, and 78% of seniors on a paid internship received a job offer. This compares to the 63% national average for colleges as reported by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) for the 2013–2014 school year.

Internships at Johnson & Wales University

Johnson & Wales University knows the importance of relevant work experience. Over 2,500 JWU students apply classroom theory to real-life working situations related to their majors by doing internships each year.

Internships participants get full academic credit while building hands-on skills and job experience. JWU career experts offer assistance and guidance, allowing JWU students to take advantage of the internship opportunities available in their specific fields.

At JWU, students develop a deep understanding of their field through a range of career resources, networking opportunities and expert guidance, so they can make the most of career opportunities before graduation.

Johnson & Wales internship grade point average requirements differ by major.

Click here to learn more about internship opportunities at Johnson & Wales University.

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