Jobs in the USA

Gap Year Jobs in the USA

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.

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Horse Riding Camp Jobs, USA

from £249.00

56 - 84 days

Apply today and bag yourself a job working at camp in the USA working with horses! Teach riding and spend...

Experience America as an Au Pair

from £1,155.00

365 - 730 days

Being a Cultural Care au pair gives you the chance to live out your dream in the USA while growing...

Horse Riding Jobs at Summer Camp

from £649.00

63 days

Work in the USA at one of over 500 summer camps with children of all ages as a horse riding...

Summer Camp Jobs in America

from £649.00

63 days

Work in the USA at one of over 500 summer camps with children of all ages. Gain over 800 hours...

Tennis Coaching Roles at Summer Camp

from £649.00

63 days

Coach tennis in the USA at one of over 500 summer camps with children of all ages. Gain over 800...

Special Needs Roles at Summer Camp

from £649.00

63 days

Summer camp in America provides limitless opportunities for campers to step outside their comfort zone. It is the setting for...

US Camp Staff

from £249.00

56 - 84 days

Go to the USA and spend your summer working with disadvantaged children in some of the most amazing and inspiring...

Dance & Gymnastics Jobs

from £249.00

56 - 84 days

Passionate about the performing arts? Love all things dance and gymnastics? Then summer camp is the place for you! If...

Outdoor Adventure Jobs, USA

from £249.00

56 - 84 days

Kids like to get muddy and climb trees. Sounds like fun? Become an Adventure Instructor at camp! We are looking...

Camp Counselor Roles at Summer Camp

from £649.00

63 days

Work in the USA at one of over 500 summer camps with children of all ages. Gain over 800 hours...

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