We are the best and brightest interns in the industry and the next generation of Carnival FUN! We know of no better way to spend a summer than on the high seas—earning college credit while traveling the Caribbean. We're proud to work on board the first cruise line to offer internships, and are not surprised that Carnival has been voted among the top 100 internship programs in the country by WayUp ( Did we mention that Carnival internships are paid, with flights and room and board included?

What You'll Be Doing Onboard

Create FUN, Memorable Vacations for our Guests

You’ll jump right in to our teams on day one. You will help set up and host indoor and outdoor activities on board, including games, karaoke, theme parties, special events, and much more!

Safety and Security

Our interns will protect guest safety by following shipboard safety procedures and participating in regular trainings and drills.

Typical Day

Our interns work the same hours as the rest of our shipboard teams. You will work 8-10 hours every day, up to 70 hours per week, with late-night shifts on a rotational basis.

Youth Interns

Our Youth Interns entertain our mini cruisers. You will work with children ages 6 months - 17 years to ensure they have a fun and memorable vacation. You will host daily activities for the kids including theme nights, sports games, dance parties, competitions, and more!

Activity Host Interns

Affectionately known as The Fun Squad, you are our shipboard influencers! You will be the celebrities around the ship as you host an array of activities for guests of all ages.

3 - Day Orientation in Miami, FL

We’ll fly you to Miami, Florida for a 3 day, all expenses paid, orientation prior to joining your ship. You will learn the ins and outs of ship life and get to know the expectations prior to boarding.

12 - Week Paid Summer Internship

Want to get paid while you earn college credits to graduate? You will embark on a 12 week, paid, internship!

Covered Expenses

Costs associated with the required Seafarer’s Medical Exam, background checks, and all travel to and from your internship is covered by Carnival.

Room and Board

You will share a two-person cabin equipped with beds, closet, desk, TV, full bathroom, daily cabin steward service to change towels and make the bed, and wireless internet available at a discounted rate.

On the Job Training

Get ready to set sail into your training! Once you get onboard you will have safety and security training, hospitality training, environmental training, and much more.

Professional Development and Cross Departmental Meetings

Our interns have access to the Learning Resource Center onboard where you can learn a new language, take management courses, gain computer skills, and much more! Our interns also get the unique opportunity to participate in meetings with key managers on-board in departments other than Entertainment.

Career Growth

Once the internship is successfully completed our interns get the opportunity to be on our active team member roster for future contracts after graduation!

Guest Area Privilages

You will get a chance to enjoy the ship like our guests do. When you have some off time you can enjoy the specialty restaurants, go see a Playlist Production, go to the guest gym, and much more!

Explore Ports of Call

During your time off you can take a shore excursion, go to the beach, enjoy lunch outside, the possibilities are endless at our ports of call!

Crew - Only Activities

The Fun Team onboard plans activities for Crew Only. You will get to enjoy crew parties, crew bingo, games, and more with your fellow team mates.

Discounted Shore Excursions

Have you ever wanted to kiss a dolphin? Swim with a Stingray? Cave tube? Ride a horse on the beach? Well you can! In your time off you can enjoy a shore excursion at a discounted rate!

Cruise Discounts after First Full Contract

Your family will be so jealous of your cruise adventures that they may want to join you! Should you chose to complete a 6 month contract with Carnival after the internship you will be able to book your family cruises at a discounted rate!

Your summer internship awaits you! Join our team to earn college credits to graduate and for an adventure of a lifetime!


Carnival’s internship program has been recognized by WayUp as one of the top 100 internship programs in the country!

Resort and Commercial Recreation Association

Carnival’s internship program is nationally recognized by the RCRA! Have we convinced you yet?

What We’re Looking For

  • Students currently enrolled in and attending an accredited college or university
  • At least a second-semester Junior or Senior in college
  • 21+ years of age required
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher required
  • Ability to obtain a valid USA passport (Carnival does not sponsor visas for this program)
  • Full commitment to the inclusive dates of the internship program
  • Fulfillment of all Carnival Cruise Line pre-employment requirements
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time
  • Adaptable self-starters who can wear many hats
  • Fun, energetic, personalities who are the life of the party

Virtual Audition Instructions

your application after carefully reviewing submission requirements for the position. If your application is approved, you will be invited to participate in an initial digital interview via our interview platform, HireVue.
for your digital interview and set up your HireVue profile using the link included in your approval email. HireVue will guide you through the digital interview process and video-record your responses.
If you're selected to move forward after completing your digital interview, we will invite you to a live virtual HireVue interview with our recruiter, better known as our Professional Fun Finder. We can't wait to see your fun side!

What you'll need for a virtual audition

  • Computer or mobile device with a webcam or front-facing camera
  • Clear audio capabilities
  • Proper lighting and professional attire and environment
  • Paper and pen for note-taking during live virtual interviews
  • Resume and unfiltered headshot
  • For a live virtual interview, expect to be online for approximately one hour


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