A One-Of-A-Kind Opportunity

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Our paid internship program is a one-of-a-kind, hands-on opportunity to get an insider’s view of what makes us an industry leader.  You will join one of Lettuce’s dedicated restaurant teams in an hourly dining room position, and you will shadow managers throughout the restaurant as they deliver an amazing dining experience to our guests. Plus, you’ll spend an exciting summer in metro Chicago, Minneapolis, Las Vegas or Washington D.C.!

Exclusive Weekly Seminars

Lettuce experts share their insights on menu creation, advertising, restaurant financials and other important aspects of the business.

Exciting Team Projects

Collaborate with other interns to create a restaurant from the ground up, and pitch your team’s concept to Lettuce leaders.

Self-Exploration

Receive on-going, direct feedback from the best restaurant managers in the business.

Off-Site Events

Work with Lettuce teams at festivals and other special events like Chicago’s Windy City Smokeout and Lollapalooza.


Internship openings are posted from October through mid‑March, and internships generally run from May through mid‑August. Interns provide their own housing and transportation.

Culinary and Corporate (Accounting, HR, Marketing) internships may also be available. Please indicate your specific interest in a cover letter.

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Discover all that Lettuce has to offer
and let Lettuce to discover you!


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