InterExchange Au Pair USA is looking for the best au pair candidates from around the world! We have families waiting for a dedicated au pair to join their family and experience life in the United States. If you meet the following requirements, you may be eligible to apply to the InterExchange Au Pair USA program.
Living with an American family is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. While being an au pair in the U.S. is a rewarding and fun job, it comes with important responsibilities. Every host family and au pair relationship is different and you will need to adapt to your new situation by getting a good understanding of your host parents' preferences, schedules, and children's needs.
Au pairs are not like typical nannies or daycare employees; they’re part of a vibrant cultural and educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. Your host family may become like a second family to you!
Au pairs' responsibilities vary, but most contribute to their host family households by:
- Dropping the children off and picking them up from school or after-school activities
- Taking children to lessons, play groups, parks, and other fun outings
- Helping children with homework
- Assisting in keeping the children's rooms and play areas clean
- Preparing snacks and meals for the children
- Staying home during school vacations, when a child is sick or on other unexpected days off
Your responsibilities as an au pair are only related to child care. As a member of the household, you might contribute to small, everyday tasks like washing dinner dishes or taking the dog for a walk, but only in a way that is equal to the contributions of other members of the family.