Krystal Restaurants, the original quick-service restaurant chain in the South, is launching the first ever Krystal Internship Program (KIP). The 12-week program kicks off on June 1, 2021 and offers paid internship opportunities for current undergraduate and graduate students. The program features hands-on experience in Marketing, IT, Human Resources, Training, and Operations.
“The new Krystal Internship Program allows us to help students ‘grow and evolve,’ which is one of the guiding principles of our organization,” said Tom Stager, President of Krystal Restaurants LLC. “Interns will have the opportunity to amplify their business experience and acumen through cross-functional engagement. We believe strongly in coaching, developing, and leading these young individuals. Our teams are looking forward to guiding the interns as they explore their professional paths.”
The Krystal Internship Program will work with seven interns who are currently enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. The internships offer full-time positions with competitive pay at Krystal. Departments participating in the program include Marketing, IT, Human Resources, Training, and Operations. Interns will have distinct goals, development opportunities and interactive activities. Their real-life experience will provide direct contribution to the company’s strategic focus and evolving Krystal brand awareness. Students will also deliver a final capstone presentation.
In addition to the departmental projects, interns will be participating in a community service project. Krystal will also be hosting lunch & learns, workshops, and networking opportunities for the interns.
“We are excited to launch the Krystal Internship Program and help cultivate future leaders of our community and beyond,” added Stager. “Our teams have developed a comprehensive program that encourages professional and personal growth for our interns, while staying true to the tenets of our organization.”
Founded in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in 1932, Krystal Restaurants LLC is the original quick-service restaurant chain in the South and was selected to USA Today’s 2019 Top-10 Best Regional Fast Food List. Krystal hamburgers are still served fresh and hot off the grill on the iconic square bun at nearly 300 restaurants in 10 states. Krystal’s Atlanta-based Restaurant Support Center serves a team of over 3,500 employees. For more information, visit krystal.com.