University Programs

Bring your enthusiasm and determination and we’ll show you a world of opportunity. Marriott International offers programs for university students and graduates to kick start your dream career.


Global Leadership Development Program

Voyage is Marriott International’s 12-18 month award-winning, global leadership development program offering resources and support for future leaders of the company across Marriott’s hotel brands. Join this elite group of future leaders to expand your career horizons.

Get a good start in your career
Where do you want your career to take you?

Voyage Program Benefits:

  • Receive hands-on and virtual training in many disciplines: Accounting & Finance, Culinary, Engineering, Event Management, Food & Beverage, Human Resources, Revenue Management, Rooms Operations, Sales & Marketing
  • Immerse yourself in the operations of a hotel through mini departmental rotations
  • Network with global colleagues through social tools
  • Engage with Marriott senior leaders
  • Compete globally through our virtual hotel simulator

Hotel and Headquarters Internships

Our innovative internship opportunities vary, but all include a combination of on-the-job training and an introduction to the culture at Marriott International. Standard programs last 8-12 weeks, but can extend to 12 months or longer in certain locations.

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As part of the Voyage program, I was provided with the resources needed to succeed – a great first step in my career journey.

Hannah G.
HR Manager

Voyage Program FAQs

Voyage is a self-paced 12-18 month program. Timing can depend on the discipline and country you are working in. The program is designed to prepare participants for an entry-level management role after successful completion of the program. You’ll work with your Champion and Coach to find the right position for you.
Yes, Voyage is a full-time paid program, similar to other entry-level jobs. Compensation varies by country.
To participate in Voyage, permanent work authorization for that country is required. We do not provide work authorizations so please be sure you have authorization before you apply. The process is different in the Middle East and Africa – you should work with local authorities to acquire appropriate permits to work in a particular country. Our interviewers will be able to provide you with information on the right to work in any particular country during the screening process.
We do require permanent work authorization for the country in which you’re interested. We’d recommend applying where you have work authorization. Once you’ve completed the program and are part of Marriott’s network, it can become easier to pursue transfer opportunities within. If you are a student or recent graduate interested in working in the U.S., you may want to consider  J-1 opportunities instead of Voyage.
It varies from year to year but we anticipate hiring approximately 500+ Voyagers annually around the world.
Voyage is offered in more than 50 countries around the world.
Search Voyage postings in U.S. and Canada or outside U.S. and Canada to see if Voyage is currently hiring near you.
The hotel simulator is an online virtual gaming experience that allows Voyagers to test their knowledge of the hospitality industry by making life like management decisions managing a virtual hotel. Voyagers will also compete globally through the simulator.

Our Application Process

  1. Application. Please click “Find Hotel Internship” or “Find Headquarters Internship” above and follow the directions for applying online.
  2. Interviews. We visit many universities during the year to recruit candidates for internships. See our recruitment schedule to learn if and when we’re coming to your university. We select potential candidates who have completed our online application process and invite these candidates to interview with our recruiting team. If we are not scheduled to come to your university during the recruiting season, these interviews may be conducted virtually.
  3. Next Steps. A member of our recruiting team will notify you of your status and next steps within two weeks of the interview. Based on timing of the interview process, actual offer and placement may not occur until six to eight weeks prior to the start of your internship.
Please click “Find Voyage Position” above to apply online. If you are a qualified applicant, you will receive an email inviting you to the next stage of the process, which varies by region and may include:

  • Online assessment
  • Group interviews and/or personal interviews
  • Final interviews
  1. Be a professional. Arrive early. Double-check the time, date and location of your interview. Dress and act like you’re ready to be part of a business environment.
  2. Be a leader. Share examples from your life that you feel could apply in a business setting.
  3. Be a problem solver. Think through ways you have worked through a challenge on a project or in a volunteer setting. How did you prioritize and connect with people to get the project complete? How did you overcome hurdles? What did you do to accomplish your goals?
  4. Be a people person. How have you helped build relationships? Are you particularly good at working with others even when they have differing opinions? Make sure to have a few examples you can speak to.
  5. Ask smart questions. Show your enthusiasm and your commitment to the position Bring questions you have about the position, the program, or a specific brand or area of the business you would like to know more about.
Visit our Recruiting Schedule to see timing for our school visits.
To be eligible for Voyage, you must have:

  • Graduated from a university or hotel school within the last year
  • Bachelors degree or higher level education (associates acceptable for Culinary only)
  • Proficiency in English
  • Permanent work authorization in the country where you are applying
At this time, Voyage is designed for external applicants only. The only exceptions are interns or students who may be working part-time at a Marriott hotel while pursuing their studies.
First, submit your application online. If selected, you’ll receive an email inviting you to the next stage of the process, which varies by geography. It could include a personal or group interview, a digital interview, or an assessment.
Please connect with us on Facebook! We have more than 30 HR professionals (some Voyagers included!) who are there to answer your questions about working at Marriott, the Voyage program, and any other questions you may have.
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