Hospitality Internship Program

American Cruise Lines’ paid internship program offers undergraduate college students a chance to live and work on board one of our cruise ships for up to 28 weeks. We accept students of all class levels who have a passion for hospitality and desire to apply the concepts they are learning in the classroom to a real-world setting. Our internship program begins with a week training session at our headquarters in Guilford, CT where interns become immersed in our culture and learn the skills necessary to be successful on board.

After training, interns board our ships where they officially begin their experience with us. Through immersive, hands-on opportunities, interns will be able strengthen their hospitality expertise and leadership skills. Interns are also able to shadow our seasoned shipboard managers and network with professionals in the hospitality industry.

By the end of the program, students will have received in-depth exposure to all facets of cruising, positioning themselves for growth in the hospitality industry.



Management Internships

Management internships may also be available for students who successfully complete the Hospitality Internship. Please contact us for details. We partner with many college and university hospitality programs. If your school is interested in learning more please contact us at


Reasons To Apply

Build a strong resume with hospitality, tourism, and cruise industry experience

Travel to some of the greatest American cities and waterways

Earn and save money with no expenses on board

Build a network of contacts within the industry

Create incredible memories and lasting friendships


Meet Our Interns