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Paid J-1 Internship Program in Culinary Arts
About the job
Description of the Host Property:
Located on Northern Michigan’s Mackinac Island, Grand Hotel beckons you to a bygone era of old-world hospitality and charm. Grand Hotel is rich in history and offers exceptional accommodations, with each guest room uniquely decorated. Meals are an event and traditions such as Afternoon Tea in the Parlor and nightly dancing remain a noteworthy part of the guest experience. Named the Best Historic Hotel by USA Today, Travel + Leisure’s Best Hotel in Michigan, and Condé Nast Traveler’s Top 5 Midwest Resorts sit in a rocking chair on the world’s longest porch and experience the excellence of today.
Description of the Training:
Step into the kitchen of a world-leading luxury hotel/resort and learn from the best chefs in the American hospitality industry at the Grand Hotel. Through the J-1 hospitality internship or traineeship program, you will rotate to different stations, acquiring the skills and techniques necessary to take the culinary world by storm.
This rotational program is designed to give you exposure to the international hospitality industry and give you the experience needed to excel in your career when you return to your home country.
ITN & ODYSSEY's All-Inclusive Program:
Unlike most J-1 Program providers, a regional ITN representative will guide you through a streamlined registration process, thanks to ITN and ODYSSEY’s all-inclusive approach. ITN and ODYSSEY will be on hand to provide you with the very best personalized service from the time that you arrive in the United States until your departure from the United States upon completion of your program.
Description of the Location:
Mackinac Island is America’s summer place: a mix of Victorian charm; sweet chocolate fudge; rich history and pure northern Michigan magic. It’s a place for meandering hikes to a historic fort, a bike ride along a scenic coast, yacht races, ferry boat rides and fun. Unforgettable sunsets, awe-inspiring sunrises and extraordinary nightlife befit their ranking as a Top 10 U.S. Island by TripAdvisor and USA Today.
Number of positions: 10
Accommodation is provided by the host company at an additional cost.
• Must be a current student of a Hospitality or Culinary post-secondary academic institution.
• Or recent graduate (less than 12 months ago) of a Hospitality or Culinary post-secondary academic institution.
• Or a graduate of a Hospitality or Culinary post-secondary academic institution (more than 12 months ago,) with 12 months of verifiable related work experience.
• Or must have 5 years of verifiable related work experience.
Language required: English.
The International Trainee Network (ITN) is a cultural exchange organization based in Los Angeles, California with almost 20 years of experience working with the J-1 Visa Exchange Program.
ITN is currently the largest provider of J-1 luxury hospitality programs in the United States thanks to our network of 6 international ITN offices, 40 international partner universities and over 200 partner hotels.
Our mission is to provide culturally immersive experiences and world-class hospitality training to students and young professionals from around the world. Enrolling in an international exchange program is the beginning of a journey that can impact your life both professionally and personally.