Program Summary

WE ARE CURRENTLY ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR A ROOMS DIVISION PROGRAM WITH THE ISLAND VENTURES TEAM, WITH A START DATE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE!


Immerse yourself into a fantastic training and living experience in California, USA. Located off the coast of California on the beautiful Santa Catalina Island, this Hospitality Placement will see you living the Californian dream!
 
The Island Ventures company comprises of 3 retail stores, food and beverage locations and 2 boutique hotels. The team are currently looking for an enthusiastic and independant professional to help ensure the smooth operations of their hotels; Hotel Vista Del Mar and Snug Harbor Inn. Both hotels provide guests with world-class facilities and a fantastic environment in which to savor all that Catalina Island has to offer.

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Participants on this 12-month Rooms Division Internship with Island Ventures will be earning an hourly wage of $11.00 USD per hour and will be guaranteed a minimum of 32 hours per week, however typical work schedules will be 38-45 hours per week. Participants will be exposed to the operations of two luxury boutique hotels during their program; Hotel Vista Del Mar and Snug Harbor Inn:

Hotel Vista Del Mar

One of Catalina Island's best-loved hotels, Hotel Vista Del Mar is recognized as one of Avalon's leading hotels with gracious island hospitality, thoughtful amenities and distinctive Mediterranean charm. With a reputation for outstanding service and ideal location, Hotel Vista Del Mar has consistently provided an unparalleled guest experience.
Catalina Island is a world away from the hustle and bustle of mainland California. Located just twenty two miles off the coast of Southern California, Catalina is a magical land of exciting new adventures and breathtaking moments. Combine this with a truly exceptional stay at Hotel Vista Del Mar for an unforgettable experience.

Snug Harbor Inn

Snug Harbor Inn is a quaint, six-room, luxury hotel located in Avalon on beautiful Catalina Island, California. Like the rooms, each guest is treated as an individual, and our staff members are always on hand to ensure you have an enjoyable and memorable stay with us.
Our stylish and welcoming Cape Cod theme not only soothes the most harried of souls but also evokes the essence and romance of life by the sea. We've been the setting for many engagements and anniversaries, not to mention a favorite hideaway for celebrities to escape from the mainland's public eye and paparazzi.

 

Participants on this program will live in company provided housing; fully furnished shared apartments. The cost for this is $100.00 USD per week and is inclusive of bills. Accommodation costs will be automatically deducted from payroll. Participants will be required to live in shared accommodation for the duration of the program. The housing is located a short walk from the working locations and ammenities on the island.

Based off the coast of L.A, participants will be able to explore everything California has to offer during their days off, making this internship the perfect mix of learning, working... and having fun!

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 Island Ventures Reosrt for 2018/2019 are now open!
  • Applicants are required to be available for a full 12-month contract in order to be considered.
  • We currently have start dates available as soon as possible! (J1 visa application and processing typically takes 2-3 months).

INTERVIEWING PROCESS

  • Interviews with the Yummy Jobs Team will take place via Skype.
  • Applicants will be required to attend a pre-screen interview via Skype with a member of the Yummy Jobs Team in order to be considered.​
  • If successful, applicants will be invited to attend a final Skype Interview with the Island Ventures Team.
​Please note, all dates are subject to change

 

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Participants on the Island Ventures Resort Internship and Training Program will be required to submit the following fees:

PROGRAM FEE

£2,250.00 GBP = 12-month full Placement Program Fee inclusive of Visa Sponsorship, Medical Insurance, Pre-arrival and Arrivals Support, Pre-arranged Job and Pre-arranged Housing.

ADDITIONAL FEES FOR 2018

  • 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 = £300 to £600 GBP (approximately)
  • Housing deposit = $150.00 USD ($100.00 USD refunded at check-out)

POST ARRIVAL FEES

  • Weekly accommodation costs = $100.00 USD per week (payroll deducted)
  • 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 2018 arrivals.

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