Students & Recent Grads

RCL Summer Internship Program

At RCL, we live and breathe fun, excitement, adventure, wonder, and all good things that come with creating the best vacations at sea. Ready to #JoinTeamRCL? Your journey begins with our RCL Summer Internship Program.

We’re looking for currently-enrolled undergraduate and graduate students who are ready to dive right into a career at one of the world’s largest cruise companies. RCL offers a paid summer internship at our South Florida offices that provides real-world experience in a variety of disciplines and departments. You will be immersed in a challenging yet rewarding environment and participate in ways that will enhance your professional development. You’ll also have the chance to network and socialize with your fellow interns.

Here’s what our recent interns had to say about a summer at RCL:

Mackenzie Marlow

Corporate Communications Intern

It's really hard to choose just one best memory from this summer. When thinking about my best memories as an intern at RCL, however, most involve my amazing team. Each and every member of the Corporate Communications team at RCL worked very hard to ensure I had a valuable and meaningful internship experience. Whether it be pulling me into an interesting meeting or assigning me to an important project, I always felt I was utilized and appreciated.

Charles Hu

Logistics Intern

I worked under the environmental waste service manager. One of my duties was to manage the waste bidding process and estimate service costs from multiple vendors. My best memory as an RCL intern was the moment I felt that I was taking part in real-life work that could make a difference to the company.

Ilena Syvertsen

Global Tour Operations Finance Intern

I gained so much valuable insight this summer on everything that goes on behind the scenes of this great company, and how each idea and project gets turned into reality. There is so much work done in every department and it’s amazing to see how each detail is a crucial in putting together this unforgettable vacation experience. I also learned that no matter which department you are in, you will come out of the internship learning so much and gaining valuable work experience.

Recent Graduates

RCL’s global presence and exponential growth allows us to provide a wealth of opportunity for advancement, making RCL the perfect place for recent college graduates to start their careers. If you’re an innovative, passionate leader who is ready to make an immediate impact after graduation, check out our development programs and roles for recent grads.

Development Programs

RCL’s prestigious Finance Development Program is a two-year rotational program designed to build future leaders in the areas of Accounting, Audit, Corporate Planning, Deployment, and Revenue Planning. For more information, click here

Roles for Recent Graduates

For roles geared toward recent graduates, please click here and search “recent graduates”.

University Recruiting Events

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Which RCL departments currently accept interns?

  • Accounting
  • Community & Government Relations
  • Entertainment
  • Environment
  • Finance
  • Food & Beverage
  • Hotel Operations
  • Human Resources
  • Information Technology
  • Legal
  • Logistics
  • Marine Operations
  • Medical
  • Newbuilding & Fleet Design
  • Public Relations
  • Safety
  • Sales & Marketing
  • Security
  • Supply Chain

When can I apply for internships, jobs, and development programs?

Internships: We will begin accepting applications in October 2017 for our Summer 2018 RCL Summer Internship Program.

Recent graduates: We are constantly looking for new talent as positions become available. Please continue to check our career periodically for roles geared toward recent graduates.

Development programs: RCL’s Finance Development Program accepts applications on a quarterly basis. Please click here for more information.

What is the interview process for a summer internship or full-time position at RCL?

The interview process begins with a preliminary screening with a member of our Talent Acquisition team. Next steps may include a phone interview, Skype call, or in-person interview. Depending on the role, you may also be asked to complete an assessment to gage your technical skills as it relates to the position.

I just submitted my application for an internship, what can I expect?

We’re excited that you want to start your career with us, and appreciate your patience while we carefully review the many applications we receive for our internship program. We aim to notify all applicants about their candidacy by the end of February of each year.

Are there standard qualifications for internships?

We welcome current undergraduate and graduate degree-seeking students with a 3.0 GPA or higher to apply for our program. We also require that you are authorized to work in the U.S. without restrictions.

Do you sponsor students for your internship and full-time opportunities?

We currently do not provide visas for students. All RCL applicants are required to have authorization to work in the US.

Does RCL provide internship housing?

RCL does not provide internship housing. All interns are responsible for their own housing and transportation.

I’ve already graduated from college. Am I eligible for an internship with RCL?

RCL summer internships are reserved for students currently enrolled in either an undergraduate or graduate degree seeking program. If you have already graduated, we encourage you to check out our full-time opportunities and apply online.