How Do I Find a Job?

Participating in our Work & Travel USA program is an exciting way to become part of a cultural exchange program in the U.S. For students who need job placement assistance, our Job Placement program is the best option. For others who may have found a job in the U.S. independently or are returning for a second season to a U.S. employer, we can serve as your J-1 Visa sponsor.

Need a Job? Find One Through Our Job Placement Program

Most students interested in living and working abroad need help finding a job. Each year, InterExchange matches thousands of international students with employment opportunities across the U.S.

Once you’re accepted into our job placement program, we send your information to employers who want to hire international students. When matching you with potential employers, we take into account your experience, English skills, and your preferred job type and location.

Once an employer makes a job offer and you accept the job, InterExchange will:

  • Process your J-1 Visa paperwork
  • Prepare you for what to expect while working and living in the U.S.
  • Help you apply for a Social Security number when you arrive in the U.S.
  • Assist with travel arrangements to your employer
  • Provide you with housing information from your employer
  • Provide you with accident and sickness insurance

While you are in the U.S., you’ll be able to contact staff at InterExchange if you need emergency assistance or general support. We’re always here to help!

Types of Jobs Available in the U.S.

InterExchange Work & Travel USA works with a wide range of employers all over the country who need short-term, seasonal staff. A variety of job opportunities are available to our participants, including positions in:

  • Resorts
  • Hotels
  • Bed & Breakfasts
  • Restaurants
  • Amusement Parks
  • Ski Resorts
  • Retail Stores

You’ll have the opportunity to tell us the type of job you prefer, as well as the areas you’d like to work, but we encourage you to consider all kinds of opportunities in different areas of the U.S.

For citizens of Australia or New Zealand, our program options are different from other countries.

Prohibited Jobs

Students on our Work & Travel USA program are prohibited from certain types of jobs, including child care, medical/patient care, domestic work (such as a housekeeper in a family’s home), camp counselors, flight attendants, and any job that jeopardizes the student’s well-being and/or safety. Review our full list of prohibited jobs.