All Camp Host Employers must be either:

  1. Accredited;
  2. A member in good standing of the American Camping Association;
  3. Officially affiliated with a nationally recognized non-profit organization; or
  4. Have been inspected, evaluated, and approved by InterExchange

The easiest way to find out if you are eligible is to sign up with us! We’ll review your application and get in touch with you right away.

All positions must:

  • Be responsible for supervising groups of American youth;
  • Provide regular, substantive interaction with Americans;
  • Provide opportunities to interact with U.S. citizens, practice the English language, and experience U.S. culture while sharing their own cultures with Americans they meet;
  • Provide pay and benefits commensurate with those offered to their similarly situated U.S. counterparts;
  • Not displace domestic U.S. workers at worksites where they will place program participants; and that host employers have not experienced layoffs in the past 120 days and do not have workers on lockout or on strike
InterExchange does not sponsor Support Staff positions, such as dishwashers, housekeepers, waitresses, maintenance or office workers.

All InterExchange participants must have direct responsibility for supervising groups of American youth. While it is recognized that some non-counseling chores are an essential part of camp life for all counselors, this program is not intended to assist American camps in bringing in foreign nationals to serve as administrative personnel, cooks, or menial laborers, such as dishwashers or janitors.

The intention of this program is to give the participants an opportunity to increase their knowledge and understanding of the United States firsthand through a combined cultural and work experience.

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