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. host employer, we can serve as your J-1 Visa sponsor.

Job Placement Program

Each year, InterExchange matches thousands of international students with employment opportunities across the U.S.The first step is to speak with an agency in your home country. Once you’re accepted into our job placement program, you will have access to our Online Matching System.

Self Placement Program

If you already have an Employment Offer from a U.S. employer, InterExchange can serve as your J-1 Visa sponsor through our Self-Placement program, as well as provide assistance, support, and resources throughout your program. Be sure to review the prohibited jobs list to ensure that your job meets InterExchange criteria.

Fill out the Employment Offer and then speak to the InterExchange cooperator in your home country regarding the next steps.


Participants in our program pay a reasonable program fee that covers our extensive, quality services. For information on specific fee amounts, please contact the InterExchange cooperator in your home country.

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:

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

Acceptable Jobs

InterExchange must vet all initial, replacement, and additional jobs based on U.S. Department of State regulations and guidance to verify that participants will be pursuing the purpose of the J-1 Visa program. Review our list of Job Requirements.

U.S. Department of State-Designated J-1 Visa Sponsor
Alliance for International Exchange
The International Coalition for Global Education and Exchange
European-American Chamber of Commerce New York
Global Ties U.S.
International Au Pair Association
WYSE Travel Confederation