Program Summary


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 co-ed housing on the beautiful Catalina Island - an idyllic place to spend 12 months!
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On this program, we are hiring candidates to take part in a hospitality MIT program which encompasses rotations in  Rooms Division department.

On the Rooms Division portion of your program you would follow a training program in some of the following rotations;

  • Front Desk
  • Hotel Concierge
  • PBX Service

The pay rate for this program is $15 USD per hour and you will be scheduled to work a minimum of 32 hours per week.

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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

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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

Housing for this program is provided by the Santa Catalina Island Company, you will be housed as well as sharing a room with fellow program participants in a fully furnished house or apartment complex.

Housing is co-ed and is free of charge for the entire program, this includes the wifi*.


*subject to change 


  • Applicants will be required to attend a pre-screen interview via video call with a member of the Yummy Jobs Team in order to be considered.​
  • If successful, applicants will be required to attend a final interview with Santa Catalina Isand HR Team via video call.
​Please note, all dates are subject to change


Santa Catalina Island Company offers options for paycheck deduction towards the program fees. Please speak to a member of the Yummy Jobs team for further information!