NASCAR Diversity Internship – Hospitality Management
The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) seeks the exceptional, the talented and the driven to contribute to its success as one of North America’s premier sports. Offering opportunities in various areas across the corporation, NASCAR encourages innovation and creativity on and off the track.
The NASCAR Diversity Internship Program (NDIP) is a 10-week, paid summer internship that targets diverse college students. NASCAR Diversity Interns contribute to the complex motorsports workforce; learn from leading NASCAR executives in weekly Lunch and Learns; and network with industry professionals.
Many participants secure full-time employment within NASCAR and the motorsports industry upon completion of the program.
NDIP Dates: May - August 2018
*Rolling internship start and end dates may apply
What I will be doing…
Led by our Director, Andy Foster, interns will be exposed to concessions, catering, and culinary event planning, execution, and analysis. Responsibilities will include but are not limited to:
- Sales and Marketing
- Strategically aligning with DIS and ISC’s marketing teams for branding opportunities/creating new menu items
- Selling corporate and VIP hospitality packages/creating contracts using Caterease software
- Creating operational timelines and menu tags
- Build relationships with existing and new clients and meeting with stakeholders
- Use social media and local news outlets to advertise hiring fairs/recruit nonprofit organizations
- Process hourly employee applications and NPO contracts
- Assist in training staff and monitor quality and presentation during an event
- Create schedules, satisfy audit requirements, and submit payroll using ABIMM software
- Contract outside vendors to provide specialty/local fare
- Ensure compliance with local health, safety, and fire regulations
- Enforce inventory control procedures and learn to reconcile sales, inventory, and receipts following events using Quest software
- Learn how to conduct settlements with sub-contractors and processing of NPO commissions
- Use analysis from past events and experiences to engineer more profitable and efficient menus
- Perform cost analyses on individual items as well as full catering packages
- Learn how to assemble orders and nuances in preparation of small events vs. large events
- Build basic culinary skills by working various production stations in the kitchen
- Participation in pre and post-event meetings
- Shadow supervisors as they set-up, manage, and breakdown an event; assume role of a catering supervisor
- Help identify and pursue business opportunities outside of events, racing, and ISC
- Understand financial statements and how to perform forensic accounting
Skills I need to bring to this role…
Major Area of Study: Hospitality Management, and or Culinary Sciences.
Courses: Accounting, Finance, Culinary Studies, Management, Operations, Supply Chain, English
Prior experience: 1-3 years of part time or full time work in foodservice or at least 1 prior internship.
At the time of application, all candidates must:
- Be currently enrolled in, or be considered a recent graduate of, an undergraduate or graduate degree program
- Be at least in their sophomore year of college and not more than one semester past their graduation
- Have a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
- We are seeking multicultural candidates for this role
- Please note that NASCAR does not sponsor work visas for these internship positions
Special Instruction: An unofficial transcript must be uploaded along with your cover letter during the application process.
Application opens: October 13, 2017
Application closes: January 12, 2018
*Please note that we will be conducting rolling interviews. Students are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible.*