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2024 Summer Internship | Finance

Miami, FL

About the Program: At Royal Caribbean Cruises, we offer a 10-week paid, skill-enriching, innovation-generating summer advantage. Our interns innovate, collaborate, and deliver. Looking for an internship where you’ll fill coffee orders and file papers? This isn’t the one. We’re counting on our interns to bring fresh ideas and own exciting projects in the works.


Still not hooked? Let’s talk about the perks. Philanthropy days, exclusive events, transportation incentives, and the most incredible view of Miami in the city. From stunning beaches to drool-worthy Cuban food, a summer in Miami is one you’ll never forget.


As an intern, you could be placed in one of these areas below for the duration of the summer:


Accounting – The intern will have controllership-like accountability over all shipboard revenues and expenses for assigned ships or requiring a specialized skill set for specific multi-million-dollar revenue and/ or expense categories of the Royal Caribbean Brands. The intern will be responsible for adhering to Sarbanes Oxley controls, accounting policies and principles as well as departmental procedures as determined by Management. This position requires interaction with shipboard personnel, Operating and Financial groups, Information Technology, Purchasing, Treasury, external vendors and/or Revenue Partners.


Audit – The intern will have an opportunity to provide an independent and objective evaluation of the internal control environment through audits focusing on: reliability/integrity of financial and operational information, effectiveness and efficiency of operations, safeguarding of assets, compliance with laws, and regulations and contracts.


Corporate Planning – The intern will have the opportunity to provide detailed financial analysis to senior management for all entities under Royal Caribbean Corporation while delivering historical and current analytics to support forecasts and long-range projections. Assists in delivering accurate and timely reporting on corporate earnings while benchmarking performance between brands and to our competitors. They will also be a key part in creating a 5-year strategic financial plan providing senior management and the board of directors a clear vision of the Company’s future earnings.


Treasury - As an intern in Treasury, you will have the opportunity to interact with external banking partners and internally with various departments across the company. Internal departments look to Treasury as the subject matter expert for banking related matters. You may be working on daily management of cash, processing of Treasury payments, spot trading of foreign currencies and short-term liquidity forecasting.

Other responsibilities include coordinating with Corporate Accounting to record Treasury initiated transactions to the general ledger, the input and maintenance of transactional data in the Treasury workstation and the management/maintenance of bank accounts within the bank account relationship databases.


Revenue Planning – The intern will work on detailed analysis of the business environment for all four of Royal Caribbean’s brands and competitors for review by revenue management leadership and senior management. The intern will be part of a team tasked with providing regular updates on the business environment, identifying forecast risks and business opportunities across our different products and markets, and will play a key part in developing quarterly updates for earnings calls.


Deployment- Deployment and Itinerary Planning is responsible for development and refinement of Royal Caribbean and Celebrity Cruises unique portfolio of cruise products. This small team interacts with all brands and across a broad group of cross functional areas. As needed, the intern will serve in a supporting role for sister brands in the organization.

The Deployment Strategy intern position will influence the strategic direction and financial performance of each brand through quantitative analysis and market research, creating new itineraries, partnering with global destinations, and continually improving the way we develop and manage new itinerary products. 


Other possible areas to be placed in: Brand Finance, Newbuild Finance, Corporate Strategy, and Capital Planning.


Within the Summer Analyst Program at RCL, you will have the opportunity to be considered for our Finance Rotational Program after graduation as well.


What we are looking for:

  • Currently enrolled in a Bachelor or Graduate program related to Finance, Economics, Accounting, or Business Administration
  • Must be able to be employed from June 3rd to August 9th on a full-time basis
  • Must have authorization to work in the U.S. on a permanent and ongoing basis
  •  A minimum GPA of 3.5 is highly preferred
  • Strong analytical experience
  • Exceptional communication skills (both oral and written)
  • Emulates pride, passion and commitment for their job and conveys excitement and enthusiasm for RCL.
  • Excited to collaborate and eager to learn from others
  • Proven leadership ability, either in a student organization, project, and/or outside the classroom
  • Demonstrates a passion for service and commitment to continuous improvement   

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