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Cooperative Education Internship Program

Cooperative Education Internship Program

IDDBA/RATIONAL Cooperative Education Internship

In 2023, IDDBA and RATIONAL USA teamed up to create a combination culinary and networking internship program to show students the world of foodservice outside of the standard restaurant path, where they can experience “Kitchen Quality of Life” - a unique work-life balance enjoyed by retail foodservice professionals.

Culinary students will work side-by-side with both industry mentors and chefs to creatively set up and run the What’s in Store Live! area of the IDDBA Show in Houston, TX, from June 8-11, 2024. Students are asked to be present at the show for four days, three of which will be working days with a day off to walk the show, network and engage with mentors and other attendees.

If you are interested in this opportunity and want to learn more, please fill out the application here.

If you are an IDDBA 2024 exhibitor and want to get involved with this program (booth visits or Q&As, for example), please reach out to

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Cooperative Education Internship Program at the IDDBA 2023 show

IDDBA/RATIONAL Cooperative Education Interns

Click below to view our 2024 IDDBA/RATIONAL Cooperative Education Interns.

Click below to view our 2023 IDDBA/RATIONAL Cooperative Education Interns.