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Grand Traverse Resort and Spa strives to create an internship program like no other. During this paid internship, you can expect to work hard, but play hard as well. Throughout the summer, you will take part in group projects, planning of staff events, and bi-weekly luncheons where you are able to connect with members of our executive team.

Our internship program serves as a great networking opportunity, while also allowing you to gain an immense amount of experience within the world of hospitality. Click below to apply or contact McKenzie Sanders for more information.

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Available Internship Positions 

  • Reservations 
  • Guest Services
  • Human Resources
  • Conference Services
  • Marketing
  • Food and Beverage 
  • Banquet Operations
  • Health Club 
  • Golf Operations
  • Retail Operations
  • Spa
  • Housekeeping
  • Culinary 
  • Bellstand

Growth, Development, and Networking 

Lunch and Learns | Every other week, our Human Resources team hosts the interns for lunch and discusses key components to a successful internship, as well as give them a chance to network and build relationships that will last a lifetime.

Executive Committee Q&A | At each meeting, interns have a chance to learn from members of our Executive Team who will share insights on company culture, financials, and the hospitality industry as a whole.


Internship Projects

Individually or with a team, interns will plan and execute an event of their own from start to finish. We ask intern events to fit the following categories: 

Benefit to GTRS associates | Benefit to the community | Benefit to the environment 

This unique project gives interns hands-on experience with project management, marketing, and event coordination. The project gives our students the opportunity to test the waters in this facet of the industry.

CESIM Hospitality Simulation 

Our intern class is able to experience what it's like to operate their own resort property through this simulation project. Intern teams will make and analyze the tough decisions that affect their bottom line. Each week, teams will be given information on the current market and trends. Based on the information received, they will work together to make decisions including: staffing needs, marketing campaigns, HR focuses, maintenance plans, housekeeping strategies, restaurant outlet operations. Teams will then compete against one another to see who will produce the most successful property. 

Spring Break Packages

Spring Break Packages

Unwind with us this spring and stay with us on our one or two-night spring break packages. Click below to book your getaway.

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Winter Golf

Head to the Clubhouse all season long and practice your swing game on our TrackMan simulators. Click below to learn more.

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Traverse City Restaurant Week

Traverse City Restaurant Week

Join us in Aerie Restaurant & Lounge for Traverse City Restaurant Week February 25 - March 2. Click below to learn more and book your table.

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Barefoot Podcast

The official lifestyle podcast of Grand Traverse Resort and Spa

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Turtle Creek

Turtle Creek

Turtle Creek Casino and Hotel offers the perfect Northern Michigan getaway

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Leelanau Sands

A 25-mile drive along the scenic M-22 on West Grand Traverse Bay, Leelanau Sands Casino & Lodge is the entertainment hub of Leelanau County

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