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Internship Programs

The Palms Hotel & Spa and Circa 39 Hotel offers paid operations-focused internships in the Rooms Division, Food & Beverage tracks, as well as advanced internships in Revenue Management, at two of Miami Beach’s most stable and unique independent hotels.


  • Minimum age: 21
  • Above-average English language
  • Internships are paid at approximately $ 1,500/month based on 40 hours/week
  • A minimum commitment of 1 year is required
  • We currently do not participate in the Summer-work-travel Program
  • Any program costs associated with obtaining a J-1 Visa must be paid by the intern. A list of sponsoring agencies is available upon request or can be found under here for interns and  here for Trainees
  • Housing is provided for the first 2 weeks
  • All travel related expenses is paid by you

Operations-Focused Internships

Gain insight into the day-to-day operations of a full-service 4 Star hotel. We customize the internships based on the candidates’ past and academic background. Operations-focused internships are best suited for candidates with little prior experience, who need practical experience as part of their curriculum, or for individuals who have completed their apprenticeship at a hotel.

Advanced Internship in Revenue Management

  • Min. 2 years work experience in a hotel‘s Reservations and/or Front Desk operations. (Focus on Rooms Division) or hotel/tourism academic education
  • Knowledge of Excel (able to produce basic spreadsheets) and Microsoft Word
  • Candidate must have Bachelor or Master Degree from an accredited hospitality/tourism academic institution, is looking for an internship as a practical semester or must have completed an apprenticeship (Hotelfachfrau/Fachmann) at a 4 star hotel.
  • Proof of degree completion or current enrollment from the academic institution
  • Base knowledge of the hotel Property Management System “Micros Fidelio Opera”

Foreign Nationals

Foreign Nationals require a J-1 Visa in order to gain experience as an Intern or a Trainee.
Please refer to the J-1 Visa website or for frequently asked questions, click here.

Financial Considerations

Program Costs: J-1 related Visa fees are approximately $ 2500.00 USD


The Net Pay for a 40 hour workweek translates into approximately $ 1,500.00 net/month. Internships are 40-hour work weeks with varying schedules.


Two (2) weeks accommodation includes breakfast/lunch/dinner
Please note that most landlords require a security deposit, first and last month rent, to be paid up-front. Rental expense for a furnished studio is approximately $ 1000.00/month.

Application Process

Please send an email to or

Please provide

  • A current resume, written in English
  • Certificates of proof of past employments, internships and a list of references are welcome
  • Dates for your internship

Allow up to 10 business days for a response.