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Experience it all with our hospitality internship

Some of the biggest and most prestigious hotel brands in the world. More career paths than you ever expected. And a whole global business, just waiting to be explored.

It’s amazing what you can experience with us, whether it's 12 weeks or 12 months.

Located in 10 of our amazing hotels across many locations in the UK, our internship is your way into a career that could take you all around the world.

Our internship programme

We designed our internship to give you the most immersive and valuable experience possible. Becoming a part of our team from your first day, you’ll contribute to project work and learn a wide range of professional skills. Whichever pathway you pick, we’ll be there to support your learning all the way through.

Our 2024 programmes:

Food & Beverage Internship

Experience our Food & Beverage family of brilliant Bartenders and warm and welcoming Waiting Staff.

Rooms Division Internship

Experience providing warm welcomes & impeccable customer service to our guests in roles such as reservations, front desk, housekeeping, concierge, guest services, and security.

Culinary Internship

If you have an appetite for culinary excellence, there’s no better recipe for success than taking your next step in the kitchens of our luxury and boutique hotels.

And then build your experience choosing one, two or three operational departments with an optional 2-4 weeks in a support department of your choice.

Whichever program you join, you’ll enjoy benefits including:


Establishing relationships with industry experts will provide you with great exposure and open doors.

Learning & Development

Receive first-hand experience from industry experts and increase your hospitality knowledge.


An executive mentor to help you build your professional development, self-confidence, and industry knowledge.


Regular feedback sessions will take place so you can track your progression over the course of the internship.

Experience a culture where you'll feel at home

We’re proud of our inclusive culture and diverse workforce. Throughout your internship you’ll have:


Room to Belong

We’ll give you the support to do your best work and recognize your efforts and successes.

Room to Grow

We’ll create experiences and opportunities for you to develop both personally and professionally.

Room to Make a Difference

We’ll share our passion and desire for a better world, doing impactful work that makes a real and measurable difference.

What you need to apply

Strong affinity with IHG's company values

Eligible to work in the UK

Full time availability

Genuine interest in hospitality

What does the application process look like?

Applications for our 2024 program are now open. We review applications and extend offers on a rolling basis, so we encourage you to apply as soon as you have determined your areas of interest and are ready to participate in interviews.

“My six-month internship at Kimpton Fitzroy London's HR department was an eye-opening experience. It provided me with an invaluable opportunity to explore the HR domain and broaden my knowledge. The internship not only opened doors for me but also allowed me to gain practical insights, making it a fantastic learning journey.”

Yasmin Tobi | Kimpton Fitzroy London

“My experience as an intern with IHG was a wonderful learning and career-development opportunity. My managers and supervisors have provided me with exceptional guidance and unwavering support, which has been crucial to my career and personal development. IHG has provided me with a platform to develop my abilities and acquire new ones to succeed in my chosen industry. I decided to remain and take a full-time position because I am grateful for the chance to learn and develop with such an amazing team.”

Divya Manohari | InterContinental London Park Lane

“My experience working for IHG at the InterContinental London Park Lane has been truly transformative. I’ve had the privilege to work alongside outstanding colleagues from various teams, not only within the hotel but also across other hotels and corporate, building meaningful relationships. Throughout this journey, I’ve experienced immense personal and professional growth. I’ve overcome challenges, pushed my boundaries and developed a diverse skill set and a deep understanding of various aspects of HR.”

Shayne Menezes | InterContinental London Park Lane

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