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J-1 Opportunities in the USA

Applications for this program are now open for All start dates (January, August & November 2018)  We anticipate these positions to fill up very quickly so we advise you to submit your application ASAP. Follow our Facebook page for the latest on this program!

Immerse yourself in an intern or training opportunity with two of the world's most prestigious resorts, right in the heart of Walt Disney World Resort.  This amazing training program provides current students and recent graduates with the opportunity to gain professional and cultural experiences that will enhance future career opportunities.  Stand out from the crowd and apply now for this experience with the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resorts.

At a glance - Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resorts

  • Leave the every day behind and enter a world of wonder and enchantment at the Walt Disney World® Resort.  Located in the heart of the most magical place on earth, the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort provides a truly extraordinary backdrop for an Orlando vacation or meeting.  Beautiful tropical landscaping, tranquil waterways and classic art and architecture work together to create a stunning landmark in the midst of one of the most spectacular places on earth.

    Inside this magnificent Disney resort, an environment of elegance and sophistication awaits. Newly refurbished throughout, from spectacular lobbies and unique new restaurants, to the exotic Mandara Spa and incredibly comfortable guest rooms. The Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin Resort offers the ultimate escape just moments away from the thrill and excitement of the Walt Disney World® Resort.

The Yummy Jobs Team are currently offering fantastic culinary arts and rooms division internships with the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort.  Check out this great video which outlines what it is like to be a Cast Member at the property...

Want more information...Why not read through our current participant's testimonials here 

Participants on the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin training and internship program will be able to experience unique cultural exchange activities.  As part of your program the property will schedule a range of employee activities such as volunteering and team events.  In addition, your program experience takes place right in the heart of Walt Disney World Resort providing you access to world class theme parks and entertainment experiences. Orlando is the entertainment capital of the world, and a perfect setting your unique cultural experience.  

Check out what Orlando has to offer by viewing this great video

Eligibility Requirements for J-1 Interns

In order to qualify for this particular designation of the J-1 visa you must be:

  • Must be a foreign national who is currently enrolled full-time and pursuing studies in Tourism, Hospitality or Events at a degree or certificate granting post-secondary academic institution outside the United States


  • Graduated from such an institution no more than 12 months prior to your exchange visitor program start date
  • All participants must possess sufficient proficiency in English to participate on the program

Eligibility Requirements for J-1 Trainees

In order to qualify for this particular designation of the J-1 visa you must be:

  • A foreign national who has either a relevant degree or professional certificate from a foreign post-secondary academic institution and at least one year of prior related work experience in Hospitality, Tourism or Events This experience must have been acquired outside of the United States


  • Five years of work experience in the Hospitality field acquired outside the United States
  • All participants must possess sufficient proficiency in English to participate on the program

Participants on the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort Internship and Training Program will be required to submit the following fees:

Program Fees:

  • 12 Month Full Placement Program Fee inclusive of visa sponsorship, medical insurance, support and pre-arranged housing = £2,250.00 GBP

Additional Fees:

  • Criminal Background Check Fee = £85.00 GBP
  • U.S. Embassy Appointment Fee = $160.00 USD
  • U.S. SEVIS Fee = $190.00 USD
  • Courier delivery of passport = Free to £30.00 GBP
  • Return flight to the United States = Varies
  • 4 weeks of housing rent to secure apartment

Post-Arrival Fees:

  • Additional supporting funds between $350.00 USD to $750.00 USD

Please note all fees are subject to change and may change without notice

The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin J-1 Intern and Training Program provides university students and young professionals with the opportunity to train in the United States for a period of up to 12 months. This program provides a unique insight into the business practices that make the properties two of the most sought after hospitality experiences in the United States of America.  The program provides on-the-job training exposure in the following hospitality roles:

  • Culinary Arts
  • Rooms Division

In addition to this unique training experience, participants are able to increase their knowledge of and exposure to American culture, traditions and society.  From the magic of Walt Disney World Resort to the amazing Miami, this program will provide you with cultural exchange experiences as well as training that will set you up for future success in the hospitality industry worldwide.

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Program Terms & Conditions

  • Participants must qualify for the J1 Intern or J1 Trainee Visa
  • Participants must be studying or have graduated with a degree in hospitality, tourism or events management
  • Participants must be available for 12 months
  • Participants are guaranteed a minimum of 32 hours per week during the program
  • Participants will be provided with housing by Yummy Jobs as part of the program experience
  • Participants must arrive on the program start date as outlined by Yummy Jobs
  • Participants must exit the United States following the program end date