Want to get paid to spend your summer at Six Flags?
*hands shoot up*
Roller coasters aren’t everyone’s cup of tea, but if you love them, a Six Flags internship could be your chance to become familiar with the inner workings of the summer pastime.
Full-time graduate or undergraduate students are eligible for available internships at Six Flags parks across the U.S.
Summer Internships at Six Flags
Jobs at Six Flags go beyond operating rides and shaking hands from inside heavy character costumes all summer.
You’ll find internships in various departments, from marketing to human resources to culinary, retail and guest services.
You could create video content, manage social media and edit photos as an Interactive Marketing Intern at Six Flags Great America near Chicago, Illinois.
You could even care for and perform with animals as a Land Animal Intern at Discovery Kingdom near Vallejo, California.
Hundreds of positions are available. To find a position that fits your bill, check out the internship programs at these parks:
- Six Flags Great America & Hurricane Harbor near Chicago, Illinois
- Six Flags Discovery Kingdom near Vallejo, California
- Six Flags America near Washington, D.C./Baltimore, Maryland
- Six Flags Great Adventure & Safari in Jackson, New Jersey
Start and end dates for internships are flexible based on your availability and run between 10 and 24 weeks.
Pay varies by department and position, and job descriptions don’t list hourly pay. However, self-reported salaries at Glassdoor list Six Flags intern pay around $9-$10 per hour, consistent with reports for similar supervisory positions.
All internships are paid, though; most are hourly and guarantee 25-35 hours per week.
And you’re working for a theme park, so what about those rides?
Interns enjoy Six Flags employee perks, including free park admission for you and family members; exclusive employee events, including employee-only park nights (no lines!); and discounts at local businesses.
As a student, you’re also eligible for college credit and scholarship opportunities. Some parks also provide employee housing for a weekly cost.
And you’ll find typical corporate internship benefits, like educational seminars, meetings and training with senior employees and experience in your field.
International Jobs Programs
Not a student?
In addition to available internships, most parks also have an international jobs program for those from outside the U.S.
Your Turn: What is your dream summer internship?
Dana Sitar (@danasitar) is a staff writer at The Penny Hoarder. She’s written for Huffington Post, Entrepreneur.com, Writer’s Digest and more, attempting humor wherever it’s allowed (and sometimes where it’s not).