Program Summary

APPLICATIONS ARE OPEN FOR OUR HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT TRAINING PROGRAM WITH THE SANTA CATALINA ISLAND COMPANY - START DATES IN JUNE 2019!


Located off the coast of Southern California, Catalina Island is a popular luxurious resort and outdoor recreation destination known for its vibrant history as a glamorous retreat for Hollywood celebrities. The Santa Catalina Island Company (SCICo) offers a wide range of services and amenities on the island, including the Descanso Beach Club, Pavilion Hotel, Atwater Hotel and the Avalon Grille.
 
As a Hospitality Management Trainee, you will be exposed to all areas of the island, as well as having the opportunity to move into a supervisory role during the year. This program really puts the emphasis on career development and is the perfect opportunity to develop your career in a remarkable location. Best of all, this program offers free housing on the beautiful Catalina Island - an idyllic place to spend 12 months!
 
 
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The Santa Catalina Island Company 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. The program provides on-the-job training exposure in either Hospitality Management or Culinary, allowing you to explore and train in multiple areas within this role. 

Check out Conor's adventures during his 12-month program with the Santa Catalina Company!
 
 
Company housing is provided whilst on this program. These are fully furnished rooms with bills and Wi-Fi provided. You will be required to share a bedroom with one other program participant, and the housing is provided to you free of charge for the whole 12 months!
 
Participants on the Santa Catalina Island International program will be able to experience unique cultural exchange activities.  As part of your program the SCICo Team will schedule many employee outings during your program. From trips to nearby Los Angeles to visits to Disneyland Resort, the SCICo Team will ensure you experience the American culture through a mixture of activities that enhance your international experience.
 
Participants on this program will be required to obtain a J-1 Intern or Trainee visa through Yummy Jobs and will be able to train for a period of time as outlined by the Santa Catalina Island Company. Upon completion of the program, participants will have up to 30 days to travel within the United States. Participants must then return to their home country upon completion of the program.

SCICo’s expedition operator also boasts a menu of over 25 outdoor adventures designed to introduce visitors to the island’s rich history, wildlife and backcountry, including expeditions and tours such as the Zip Line Eco Tour, Eco Hummer Tour, Dolphin Quest, Sea Trek and many others. Other activities include hiking, bicycling, fishing, boating, kayaking, snorkeling, golfing or relaxing on the beach. SCICo has operated most much of the island’s lodging, dining and tour options for over 118 years. For more information, please visit www.visitcatalinaisland.com.

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"What started as a 6-month internship ended as a 1-year adventure, paving the way to the next stage of my professional career. My time in Californa was so exciting and action-packed, that I decided to extend my program to learn even more. Catalina Island was truly a great learning environment, where I have made memories for a lifetime and gained hands-on business management experience. To all future Yummy's: Leave your preconceptions at home and arrive with an open mindset to make the absolute most out of your J1 experience! " - Alex, 2016/17 Intern

TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR THIS PROGRAM AS A J-1 INTERN, YOU MUST MEET THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA:

  • Be at least 18 years of age at the time of application.
  • Speak fluent English.
  • Be available for a 12-month contract.
  • Be currently enrolled in full-time education at a University outside of the United States.
  • Studying towards an undergraduate degree in a Tourism, Hospitality or Events related subject OR have graduated from these studies no more than 12 months prior to your program start date.

TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR THIS PROGRAM AS A J-1 TRAINEE, YOU MUST MEET THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA:

  • Be at least 18 years of age at the time of application.
  • Speak fluent English.
  • Be available for a 12-month contract.
  • Be a graduate from an undergraduate degree in a Tourism, Hospitality or Events related subject PLUS at least one year of related work experience in this industry. This experience must have been obtained outside of the United States. 
  • If you have not studied at University level, you must have at least five-years work experience in the tourism/hospitality industry to qualify. This experience must have been obtained outside of the United States. 

APPLICATION DATES

  • Applications for the Santa Catalina Island Company program for 2019/20 are open.
  • Applicants are required to be available for a full 12-month contract in order to be considered.
  • We are currently recruiting for a start date in June 2019.

INTERVIEWING PROCESS

  • Pre-screen interviews with the Yummy Jobs Team will take place via Skype. Applicants will be required to attend an interview with a member of the Yummy Jobs Team in order to be considered.
  • If successful, applicants will then be invited to a final interview with a member of the Santa Catalina Team via Skype.​
​Please note, all dates are subject to change
 
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Participants on the Santa Catalina Hospitality Management Training Program will be required to submit the following fees (after acceptance of an offer):

PROGRAM FEE

£2,600.00 GBP - 12-month full Placement Program Fee inclusive of Visa Sponsorship, Medical Insurance, U.S SEVIS Fee, Pre-arrival Support and Pre-arranged Job.

ADDITIONAL FEES FOR 2019

  • U.S. Embassy appointment fee = $160.00 USD
  • Return flight to the United States = Varies

POST ARRIVAL FEES

  • Additional supporting funds between $350.00 - $750.00 USD are recommended

 

Please note, all fees are subject to change and may change without notice. Prices stated above are correct for 2019 arrivals.

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