JW Marriott is a luxury hotel chain with over 80 properties in 25 countries. The company offers internships in a variety of departments, including marketing, sales and finance.
The Four Seasons is a luxury hotel chain, and it’s a great place to learn about customer service. The company offers four-month internship programs each spring, summer and fall that provide hands-on learning experience through meetings with management and hands-on training at the hotel. Applications are accepted online year round, but interns must be able to commit to the entire duration of their program—from April through August or September (depending on location).
Hilton is one of the largest hospitality companies in the world. It has nearly 5,000 properties in about 100 countries and employs more than 1 million people. The company owns many brands, including DoubleTree by Hilton and Hampton by Hilton. It also operates several hotel brands under license agreements: Embassy Suites by Hilton; Homewood Suites by Hilton; and Home2 Suites by Hilton, among others.
AccorHotels is a French multinational hotel group, part of the CAC 40 index, which operates in 95 countries. It has its headquarters in Issy-les-Moulineaux, France.
The group owns, manages or franchises more than 4,000 hotels and chains under several brands such as Sofitel, Pullman Hotels & Resorts and MGallery by Sofitel with over 690 hotels worldwide. It also operates the world’s largest loyalty program: Le Club AccorHotels comprising 115 million members spread across its 8 brands (Le Club AccorHotels).
The company was formed from a merger between two French companies: Group Richelieu and Compagnie Internationale des Hôtels et des Maisons de Champagne (CIDHMC). In 1967 it purchased Hotel World Corporation for $40 million.
Hyatt is a hotel chain with the second-highest annual revenue in the United States, only behind Hilton Hotels. They have over 600 hotels and 6,000 rooms across the country. Hyatt offers an internship program for students at various levels and locations.
The culture at Hyatt is very friendly and welcoming to interns—you will be able to work closely with your colleagues while learning new skills. The company has a reputation for providing excellent benefits such as health insurance and 401(k) plans to their full-time employees.
The remuneration offered by Hyatt depends on each intern’s experience level; however, it is typically around $15 per hour for entry-level positions like office assistants or administrative assistants (and more than $20 per hour for more senior roles). Many interns are also eligible for raises based on performance during their time there so this number could increase depending on how well you do!
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. is an American hotel and leisure company headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut. It has more than 1,200 properties across 100 countries and territories with over 180,000 employees. Starwood Hotels was founded by Barry Sternlicht in 1985 with the purchase of Midtown Hotel Associates (owned by Prudential Insurance Company). The company went public on NASDAQ in 1993 as a real estate investment trust (REIT). In 1998, it merged with ITT Sheraton to form Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc.. In April 2007, Starwood Capital Group purchased it from Merrill Lynch.
- Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is an American multinational diversified hospitality company that manages and franchises a broad portfolio of hotels and related lodging facilities. Founded by J. Willard Marriott, the company is headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland.
- In July 2017, Marriott International had 2,589 properties consisting of over 634,000 rooms in 103 countries and territories around the world. The company also operates award-winning loyalty programs: Marriott Rewards®, which includes The Ritz-Carlton Rewards®, and Starwood Preferred Guest® (SPG).
Fairmont Hotels & Resorts
Fairmont offers a variety of internships in different departments, including finance and marketing. Internships are available at both a national and international level, with opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students.
Internships are paid, ranging from $15 per hour to $20 per hour depending on the location and department. The internships are 12 weeks long, which means you can still make money while you’re getting the experience that will help get your foot in the door.
Carlson Hotels Worldwide
- http://www.carlson.edu/ (The Carlson School of Hospitality Management)
- The Carlson School of Hospitality Management has locations in Minneapolis, St. Louis and Chicago.
If you are interested in finding an internship in the hospitality industry, here are some ideas.
There are many hotels in the world that offer internships in different positions and departments. These include:
- JW Marriott
- Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts
- Hilton Worldwide, Inc.
- AccorHoteles Group (formerly Sofitel)
- Hyatt Hotels Corporation
The list continues on with Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Marriott International, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, Carlson Hotels Worldwide (formerly Radisson Hotel Group), The Rezidor Hotel Group (previously named Rezidor SAS) and other companies that employ apprenticeships through their programs for future graduates who want to learn about hospitality industry careers in hotel management or hotel administration fields.