Camp Placement Counselors

Our Camp Placement participants are pre-screened international applicants looking for a job in a U.S. camp. You can hire these candidates by logging in to your account, and looking through our available applications.

Camp Placement CounselorsPlacement FeeMinimum StipendTotal Cost
Age 18-20$1,100$1,600$2,700
Age 21+$1,250$1,750$3,000
Age 18-20 w/ flight$1,800$900$2,700
Age 21+ w/ flight$1,950$1,050$3,000
  • Minimum stipends are based on 63 days of work. After 63 days of work, counselors should be paid a minimum of $30 per additional day worked.

  • Counselors must receive pay and benefits commensurate with those offered to their American counterparts.

  • Camp Host Employer agrees to follow applicable federal, state and local minimum wage and overtime laws.


Self Placement

Self-Placement participants are first time international counselors who have secured a job offer by contacting your camp, and making arrangements with your camp directly.

Self Placement CounselorsPlacement FeeMinimum StipendTotal Cost
All Ages$200Determined by employerDetermined by employer
  • Self Placement fee(s) waived if you also hire one or more Camp Placement participants.

Returning Placement

Returning Placements are participants who have worked at a camp in a previous year and have secured a job offer by contacting your camp, and making arrangements with your camp directly.

Returning Placement CounselorsPlacement FeeMinimum StipendTotal Cost
All Ages$0Determined by employerDetermined by employer
  • InterExchange is only permitted to sponsor a limited number of 3+ year returnees. Sponsorship for these participants is subject to availability.

What We Provide

When you choose InterExchange, your accepted staff members will receive

  • Documents to obtain a J-1 Visa (DS-2019 Form)
  • Accident and sickness insurance for the entire duration of their contract
  • An InterExchange Participant Handbook and information about living in the USA
  • A pre-departure online orientation
  • 24-hour program support throughout the summer

International participants pay a nominal fee to cover the costs of these services. Better yet, if your camp hires one or more people through our Camp Placement program, then you’ll pay no fee for Self Placement or Returning Placement counselors hired for the same season. There’s never a fee for returning staff.


What fees will my staff pay?

U.S. Department of State-Designated J-1 Visa Sponsor
Alliance for International Exchange
Exclusive partner of the Erasmus Student Network for J-1 Visa sponsorship of internships in the U.S.
European-American Chamber of Commerce New York
Generation Study Abroad
Global Ties U.S.
International Au Pair Association
WYSE Travel Confederation