100 interns from Thailand, Chile, Jamaica, India, the Dominican Republic, the Philippines, Columbia, and Kazakhstan will take on seasonal and non-seasonal roles at Turning Stone Enterprises this summer to gain real-life work experience and enjoy all that Upstate New York has to offer visitors.   

Oneida Indian Nation Homelands (June 15, 2022) – This summer, Turning Stone Enterprises will offer 100 international interns a chance to prepare for future careers by gaining valuable work experience in a wide range of roles across the Oneida Indian Nation’s business enterprises. Interns will fill a variety of seasonal and non-seasonal jobs, including culinary, grounds-keeping, and many other positions at The Cove at Sylvan Beach, Turning Stone Enterprises’ new $35 million lakeside vacation rental destination, and across its other properties. The summer intern program will welcome participants with summer work travel visas from:

  • Thailand
  • Chile
  • Jamaica
  • India
  • The Dominican Republic
  • The Philippines
  • Columbia
  • Kazakhstan

Approximately a third of these interns have previously spent summers working with Turning Stone Enterprises and are returning to continue training with the company.

In addition to building work experience, the organization’s international interns will also have a chance to experience all Upstate New York has to offer, from incredible outdoor recreation to rich history, culture, arts, and entertainment. Likewise, they will share their cultural backgrounds and unique histories with colleagues and local communities. As home to individuals from many cultures around the world, the region’s diversity is among its greatest strengths and makes it an ideal place to learn, work, and grow among people from many different backgrounds.

“We are proud to host interns from so many countries this summer and offer them the same warm welcome that the Oneida people share with all who visit our ancestral homelands,” said Ray Halbritter, Oneida Indian Nation Representative and Turning Stone Enterprises CEO. “Our interns will have the opportunity to gain career experience across our enterprises and work alongside a talented team as they earn money and enjoy getting to travel around New York and the country.”

As the largest employer in Oneida and Madison Counties, Turning Stone Enterprises has consistently grown its workforce with opportunities and hiring events for local applicants, recruitment programs for relocating workers, internships such as those offered to international students this summer, and historic investments in employees that include market-leading starting pay increases, training programs, and more. The organization has been consistently recognized as a leader in regional economic development and job creation.


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Kelly Abdo, Director of Public Relations