The Culinary Institute of America

  • Externship: Real, Life Experience

    In both the bachelor's and associate degree programs, you will sharpen your skills and make valuable industry contacts during an 15-week paid externship at one of more than 1,200 CIA-approved establishments.

    Externship is a valuable part of the learning experience and provides students with the opportunity to apply the skills they have learned in the program. Following this course, students must submit an acceptable externship manual within two weeks and receive a passing grade to be awarded their degree.

    A sampling of our exciting externship sites:

    • American Cruise Lines, Guilford, CT
    • Beringer Wine Estates, St. Helena, CA
    • The Breakers, Palm Beach, FL
    • The Broadmoor Hotel, Colorado Springs, CO
    • Farallon, San Francisco, CA
    • Food Network, New York City
    • Godiva Chocolatier, Inc., Reading, PA
    • Google, Mountain View, CA
    • The Greenbrier, White Sulphur Springs, WV
    • Inn at Little Washington, Washington, VA
    • Jacques Torres Chocolate, Brooklyn, NY
    • King Arthur Flour Bakery, Norwich, VT
    • Morimoto, Philadelphia, PA
    • Pebble Beach Resorts, Pebble Beach, CA
    • Restaurant August, New Orleans, LA
    • Restaurant Daniel, New York City
    • Ritz Carlton, St. Thomas, USVI
    • Roy's Restaurant, Honolulu, HI
    • Sun Valley Resort, Sun Valley, ID
    • Walt Disney World, Lake Buena Vista, FL
    • Wegmans, Collegeville, PA