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Internships powered by IHG® Academy

If you're looking for the best place to do an internship, IHG Academy's Internship programme is designed to give you unrivalled exposure and insight into the hospitality industry.

From day one, you'll be hands-on, learning how things work in one of the world's largest hotel companies. You'll be guided and supported all the way by IHG's outstanding leaders, and you'll feel the welcome, recognition and respect that are part of working at IHG. Best of all, you'll leave with the knowledge that working at IHG can launch you into a career full of global possibilities.


Hotel Internships

We're looking for energetic, committed people with a flair for connecting with others. With our varied portfolio of hotels around the world we can offer you an internship full of exciting and rewarding possibilities.

You'll need to be studying from an approved institution, or recently graduated and depending on your course requirements and your area of interest, you‘ll either focus on a specific role, or rotate between departments. You'll also be involved in project work making a direct impact to the hotel's performance.

On successful graduation, you'll be eligible to apply for a full-time role straight away.

  • From 2 weeks to 12 months, depending on your course/requirements
  • Work in a hands-on on learning environment
  • Lead a project that drives hotel performance
  • Build relationships and grow your career network

Frontier Programme - International Internships for students in China

We're looking for those with an international vision and desire to work abroad. The IHG® Frontier Programme gives participants on IHG Academy internships in China the opportunity to take part in the cross-regional internship programme in hotels across Asia Pacific. You will spend approximately six months broadening your hospitality skills, learning to adapt to working in new cultures, learning new languages and experiencing working in different IHG branded hotels.

  • Broaden your hospitality skills
  • Learn a new language
  • Gain exposure and experience working with new cultures
Find out more from your IHG Academy teachers.
Corporate Summer Internships (Atlanta, USA)

We're looking for emerging leaders. If you've got ambition, ideas and want to work somewhere that appreciates you for who you are, apply for IHG's Summer Internship Programme based in our Americas headquarters in Atlanta.

Whilst you work on projects that will shape the future of hospitality, you'll experience a structured Learning and Development curriculum designed especially to help you gain an insider's view of hospitality operations, sales, strategy, finance, technology and other areas. Everything you learn will prepare you for career success.

  • 10-week Summer Internship
  • All majors encouraged
  • Enhance your professional skills
  • Interact with senior leaders across the business
  • Each intern will be paired with an IHG HyPE member (an Employee Resource Group) and they will serve as the intern’s mentor for the summer.

IHG First look

We're looking for those that have a passion and interest in hospitality. We know it can be challenging to understand all the routes available to you so join us for one of our IHG First Look days where you'll hear first-hand from our leaders who'll provide practical advice on career development as well as gain a thorough understanding of the potential career paths within IHG.

  • From 2 hours to one-day depending on the hotel
  • Learn more about the range of career opportunities available with IHG
  • Gain insight into the hospitality sector and what it means to work with a global leader in the industry
  • Network with hotel hiring managers, department heads and IHG colleagues
  • Build your career momentum
Joining an IHG® Academy internship programme means you’ll be part of IHG.
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Access to world-class training and outstanding coaches and leaders

Structured internship learning curriculum to help you on your journey

Check in to Development

A challenging, rewarding experience which helps you grow

Access to IHG's partnership with Harvard ManageMentor® programmes to help you build, broaden or refresh your soft skills

Gain powerful insights into your strengths and how to use them to grow a career right for you

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A welcoming, supportive environment with genuine recognition for people who make great contributions

Interaction with senior leaders that invest in you to help you succeed

Check in to Travel

Daily interaction with colleagues and guests from around the world

Potential for opportunities to work in locations around the world



Search for Internship positions by clicking 'search jobs' and apply for an opportunity suitable for you (or if you live close to the hotel or office, stop by and ask if you can speak to HR in person).

In your application, tell us about what interests you about gaining experience in the hospitality industry.


Someone at the hotel or office will review your application and you may receive a call from HR to have an initial conversation.

Be prepared to share your passions and interests and how they will help you in your internship.


This is your opportunity to shine. Bring to life first-hand examples of your experience relevant to working in hospitality, it may be team-work, problem-solving, customer-service. We also want to know what your interests are outside of work.

It's also your chance to ask the interviewer any questions you may have about the programme.


If you receive an offer of internship opportunity at one of our hotels and offices - congratulations and welcome to the IHG family!