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Inspired by AEF’s work and want to get involved? You can check out the many ways you can work with AEF below.

Not sure what you could offer? Contact Lisa Waldschmitt, Senior Foundation Manger, to learn more about opportunities and ways to engage.

John McDonnell, President, Clyde’s Restaurant Group

"I honestly can’t think of any more rewarding time spent than mentoring in the Career Bridge program. Working with students who genuinely need help and guidance as they navigate life after high school feels so good and it feels so high impact. I know I got as much out of this as my mentee and I am certain he and I will be friends for life."

Internships for American Experience Foundation

Hire an Intern

Hire an Academy of Hospitality and Tourism or Culinary Arts intern for the spring, summer, or year-round – at no cost to your business!

Share expertise

Share Your Expertise

Workshop a career skill, share your career journey or serve as a guest judge to give constructive feedback to students on their presentation skills or resumes.

Students on field trip

Host a Field Trip

Bring a classroom or field trip to your place of business – donate attraction tickets, host us for lunch, or show off what you do to interested young people.

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