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Work & Travel USA - Sample Jobs

For those who have already created their profile on MyIntraxPortal (Personal data as in your passport!) we will send you postings and job interview offers via email.

We are looking for open-minded university students who are interested in an American work experience. While we do not guarantee specific cities, Intrax aims to give students three opportunities (sometimes more) to interview with Work & Travel host companies. Intrax has visited and validated every host company.

Please check wether the program dates below match the dates permitted by the DOS for your country: https://j1visa.state.gov/programs/summer-work-travel

Work Travel Jobs

View previous job descriptions to get an idea:

Host Company and Position State Program Dates / Students from:

Family Kingdom, Myrtle Beach
Ride Operator, $8.25/hour
Meals: $5
Housing: Self-arranged

The Ride Operator is responsible for the proper operation of amusement rides and attractions including assisting guests.

South Carolina

Start:
May 1 - June 15
End:
September 2 - 30

Mulligans Raw Bar & Grill, Nags Head
Food Server/Runner, $9/hour
Housing: $105/week

It is a fun restaurant, situated between the timeless oceanfront homes on historic cottage row and Jockey’s
Ridge State Park.

You will be responsible for supporting the Server and Kitchen Staff: plating food items,delivering prepared food to guest tables, and clearing tables after guests have finished eating. This position has a large amount of Guest Interaction, so Advanced English skills are necessary.
 

North Carolina

Start:
June 2 - 23
End:
September 2 - 15

 

Sunset Grill and Raw Bar, Duck
Kitchen Staff, $10/hour
Housing: $100/week

Caribbean-style seafood restaurant located in a waterfront setting.
You will assist the kitchen staff and be responsible for preparing food in a fast and efficient manner according to the standards set for the menu items

North Carolina Start:
May 20 - June 15
End:
September 2 - 30

The Lodge at Spruce Peak, Stowe
Server Assistant, $10.50 per hour is the minimum you will make INCLUDING tips
Housing: $120/week

Stowe is a picturesque place to spend winter in the United States, with gorgeous mountain views, adventurous hiking trails, covered bridges, and beautiful lakes.
Server Assistants assist in serving guests food and beverages, bussing tables, cleaning and maintenance of the dining room and other duties as assigned.

Vermont

Start:
June 1 - July 17
End:
September 25 - October 31

Please keep in mind that these are examples from previous years. We would like to invite you to apply for a great program in the United States, not for a specifc city or job!

*Louïse spent the summer 2016 at Three Bears Lodge and wrote: "...my work and travel program was really amazing! I met a lot of awesome people from all around the world. Unfortunately the leaving was really sad .. I definitely want to go back there again! I thank you for all you've done for me. I guess it was the best experience in my life so far.
The place was really quiet and there was plenty of beautiful landscapes, so I could enjoy the nature and rest a little bit on my days off. But I also had the opportunity to see bigger city like Minneapolis, Wisconsin Dells, Milwaukee, Chicago or even NYC! And I really had a wonderful time in Chicago I guess it's my favorite city :). So to sum up I saw a lot of different sides of America, it was a really miscellaneous and rewarding trip.
"
 

Most of the jobs are in the service sector of the tourism industry, e.g. hotels, restaurants or lodges. You will normally work 30 to 40 hours per week. As a rule, you will be assigned a certain work area, e.g. sales, reception, housekeeping, restaurant, resort jobs such as building maintenance, work on the golf course, bike hire, etc. Jobs will be allocated on the basis of your manner, engagement and (for non native speakers) your level of English, as well as the requirements of the establishment.

Pay

Your hourly rate will be at least $7.25. If you work as a waiter / waitress your hourly wage will be lower, but tips ensure that you at least earn minimum wage.  In return for your summer of hard work, you will gain work experience, lots of friends and - for the non-native speakers amongst you - excellent English.

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