Internship Program

AHF will be accepting nominations for internships in conjunction with our Annual Conference in San Antonio, Texas beginning in February 2024. Recipients would be expected to travel to San Antonio, and work the conference. AHF may also feature you in S.O. Connected, AHF’s published quarterly magazine after the event. This is a great way to get on the radar of future employers while gaining valuable unique work experience for your resume. 

AHF intern opportunities are an excellent way to gain real-world experience at a complex national association conference. During your time on-site at the conference you will participate in the management and running of AHF’s national conference, have the opportunity to visit sessions and network with future employers.

AHF will award up to three students with internships.


What is included? 

  • Free conference registration
  • Travel and Lodging Expenses for Internship days 

Internship Expectations

Duties may include but are not limited to: assist with registration and the fundraising event, attend board of directors meetings, observe and assist staff and association leaders,  assist with the Annual Culinary Competition, assist AHF with social media promotion and onsite communications, helping with tasks as needed.

*AHF student membership is required for recipients. AHF Student membership is a simple $25 annual fee. If you are not currently a member of the association, you must join upon acceptance in the internship program.

Process & Deadlines:

  1. 1. Submit the application and required documents
  2. 2. Recipients will be notified by AHF Headquarters if they have been accepted
  3. 3. Recipients register for AHF Annual Conference 
  4. 4. Additional information will be sent to recipients before their departure for San Antonio.
  5. 5. Attend conference Thursday, August 22 – Sunday, August 25
  6. 6. Expense reports and receipts for reimbursement due by September 15th