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Although you can secure a job in the USA independently, if you don't have a US passport or green card you will need a visa. Some visas require the applicant to be highly skilled in their profession, but there are visas designed for young people and students to gain work experience in the USA. These types of visas require you to find a Legal Sponsor (and this means a designated company, not your aunt Maureen!).
The first step is to do your research and find an organisation that can sponsor your stay in the United States. Check your eligibility, which is usually based on your home country and your educational status. Some will offer roles such as camp counsellors, au pairs, bar work, etc. You might also find a company to sponsor you for ski and snowboard work in a resort. Companies who advertise ski and snowboard instructor positions often offer free accommodation to their employees as part of their employment package, which is a great way to further fund your gap year.
Another option open to university students and graduates is the J1 Visa, a work-and-study based exchange program. You can contact your embassy for a list of designated sponsors for this visa.
Although there are a few more hoops to jump through, jobs in the USA aren't completely out of reach. With a little bit of research you could land the job of your dreams, in the land of the free.
Get paid to spend your summer teaching or assisting with an activity you love, whilst making new friends, creating new memories and exploring the USA.
Want to spend your days in the American sunshine doing loads of cool activities with kids? If the answer is yes then this is the job for you!
Working at a US camp is a summer job like no other! You’ll get to live in the great outdoors, work with kids, and make new friends. Plus you’ll have 30 days of optional travel afterwards.
This full season instructor course offers participants intensive training, world recognised certification and a guaranteed job offer for a full season of work. All in one season!
Looking for a summer challenge with the perfect balance of work, travel and adventure? Working as support staff on a summer camp provides exactly that.
Arts and Media positions at USA Summer Camps.Work with kids, teach something you love and get paid to have fun!
Kids like to get muddy and climb trees. Sounds like fun? Become an Adventure Instructor at camp! We are looking for outdoorsy folk to fill adventurous roles at American summer camps.
This full season instructor internship combines intensive training, world recognised certification and a guaranteed job offer in a great ski school. All in one season!
Love horsing around and mucking out? Horse Riding is always a program area that camps are looking for to fill with experienced and skilled riders, who have a good work ethic.
Spend the summer working in the USA on a J1 Visa. This is your chance to experience America and its lifestyle and get paid while you’re at it. Open to all university level students!
Dreaming of working in America? It’s never too early to make that dream a reality and start planning the summer of a lifetime at a summer camp in the USA!
With Camp Exchange USA, you will spend up to ten weeks at camp this summer — living and working with kids in the great outdoors - and helping them have the summer of their lives!
Work in the aquatics program at a summer camp in America in 2015.
Work at summer camp in the USA and have the summer of a lifetime! We have positions that run from 8 to 12 weeks, in fantastic camps which are based all over the USA.
Our US Summer Camps need YOU! Lots of options, great rates of pay and discounts for early applications.
Hundreds of swim instructor and lifeguards positions are available for this summer at various summer camps in the US.
Experience the Ultimate Gap Year and tick all the important boxes by working, travelling and building your CV in the USA.
Our US Summer Camps need YOU! Spend the summer teaching your skills and having fun. Great rates of pay and low fees.
Up to 12 months in the USA on a J1 Visa programme. Arrive 30 days before you start and stay up to 30 days after your internship finishes!
Complete our free application form and work in the USA this summer. Have fun in the sun, work with awesome people and get paid a decent wage!