Students & Recent Grads

Here at Royal Caribbean, we are all about creating the most adventurous and innovative experiences for our guests, and we’re always seeking new talent that are just as passionate as we are. As a rapidly-growing worldwide company, RCL offers a wealth of opportunities, making it the perfect place for students and recent college graduates to start their careers.

Summer Internship Program

RCL’s competitive 10-week paid internship program offers real-world experience in a variety of areas. Past interns have worked on cutting-edge projects in a variety of departments - from entertainment to finance to marine, and everywhere in between.

Apply here to our Summer 2018 Internship Program.

Royal at FIU World Stage Collaborative

Royal at FIU World Stage Collaborative

In 2015, RCL teamed up with Florida International University to create a 130,000-square foot, state-of-the-art rehearsal and production studio on FIU’s Biscayne Bay Campus. The new facility lead to a new partnership - The Royal at FIU World Stage Collaborative - which includes joint research projects, talent development, and unique experiences for FIU students. As a part of the collaborative, RCL offers a 10-week paid Summer internship for highly talented FIU undergraduates and recent graduates at various RCL locations in South Florida.

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

Alexander Adams

Alexander Adams

GoBe Intern

“My best memory of my RCL internship has been the chance to hear from a handful of RCL executive heads, during the “Executive Spotlight Series.” These talks give us young interns the chance to hear from some of RCL’s best, and even ask them questions. This is something that definitely sets the intern program apart from others, and it’s something that I’ll always remember.”

Vanessa Muller Mendez

Vanessa Muller Mendez

IT Intern

“The company is full of friendly and diverse people who are all working hard towards creating a great product and customer satisfaction.”

Joseph Beguiristain

Joseph Beguiristain

Loyalty and Direct Marketing Intern

“Interning at RCL has been a great experience as you are immediately immerged in meaningful projects and given the opportunity to work alongside the worlds brightest. Employees within the company are helpful and are willing to go the extra mile to see you succeed.”

Recent Graduates

We are constantly looking for new talent as positions become available. Please continue to check our career site periodically for roles geared toward recent graduates. To search roles, click here.

Development Programs

RCL’s prestigious Finance Rotational Program is a two-year rotational program designed to build future leaders in a variety areas within Finance. For more information, click here.

University Recruiting Events

Come meet us! We list all university recruiting events on our Facebook page.


Which RCL departments currently accept interns?

  • Accounting & Audit
  • Business Intelligence
  • Capital Planning
  • Commercial Development (Real Estate)
  • Consumer Insights
  • Consumer Outreach (Customer Service/Sales)
  • Corporate Communications/Public Relations
  • Creative Services
  • Energy Management
  • Entertainment
  • Environment
  • Finance
  • Food & Beverage
  • Gaming & Casino Operations
  • Hotel Operations
  • Human Resources
  • Information Technology
  • Legal
  • Logistics
  • Marketing
  • Marine Safety & Operations
  • Medical
  • Newbuilding & Fleet Design
  • Public Relations
  • Safety & Injury Prevention
  • Security
  • Supply Chain
  • Treasury

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

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

Full-Time Opportunities: Please check out for the most up to date list of our full-time opportunities.

Rotational programs: RCL’s Finance Rotational Program is accepting applications for Winter and Fall 2018 openings.

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 candidates of the status of their application by the end of the year.

Are there standard qualifications for internships?

We welcome current junior and senior 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?

Yes, recent graduates will still be eligible for the 2018 summer program.