Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.’s U.S. properties have created three distinct experiences for college students seeking career development in the field of hospitality. Through immersive externship, internship programs, and a management training program students strengthen their expertise and leadership skills while positioning themselves for ongoing opportunities with the industry’s global leader. We visit many partner schools; to see if we will be visiting your school, contact your careers services office for instructions.
Starwood introduced short-term externships as an innovative way to connect with and mentor students during their winter or spring breaks from school. Externs are immersed in the operation of a hotel department as well as its brand culture. Each is given project experience, the opportunity to expand his/her professional network and exposure to a concentration area that will aid in career planning after graduation.
Starwood recruits for externs during the fall semester.
Our summer internship opportunities foster students' professional development and understanding of hotel operations and aid career planning for placement after graduation. We provide each summer intern with experiences comparable to entry-level, full-time professionals in the field of hospitality, including networking opportunities, and hands-on project experience. Participation in a 10 to 12-week summer internship increases the likelihood of placement in one of our hotels upon graduation.
Starwood recruits for interns during the spring semester.
Our U.S. properties offer a management training program that introduces students to the fundamental skills they need to assume successful leadership roles. This program combines practical experience with professional development, mentoring and a rotation through operations and support departments. The length of training varies from six to 18 months depending on the discipline. At the completion of the training, each participant is placed into an assistant manager, manager or comparable position at the same hotel where they trained.
Starwood recruits for management trainees in the spring and fall.
Starwood actively recruits twice a year at many partner colleges and universities. Please contact your school to see if and when we will be on campus. If you do not attend one of our partnered schools, you may apply for an open position or create a profile to receive notifications of future opportunities.
Explore our current open internship, externship and management training programs. You can also create a profile to receive notifications about upcoming opportunities.