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USA: Paid Hospitality Program
Various, United States (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: April,
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Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
July 2019 03/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Program Description:
Program Description:
Intern CulinaryWaitress

Paid USA Hospitality Program

The Paid USA Hospitality Program is designed for Foreign Nationals who desire to undertake a paid internship with a U.S. hotel or restaurant for 2-12 months. We currently have over 400 positions available throughout the U.S. looking for interns (See examples). Each of the positions we find will be paid or include a stipend. Hourly rates range up to $21 per hour with tips and accommodation sometimes being included.

Types of Placements:Front Desk Intern
  • Food & Beverage
  • Culinary
  • Hotel Management
  • Front Desk/ Guest Services
  • Event Planning
  • Spa Management
  • Tourism Management
  • Housekeeping

For international students to qualify for a J-1 visa, they must: 

  • Be a full-time university student or start their placement no more than 12 months after their official date of graduation (Intern Category)
  • OR have 12 months, full-time, work experience in their field outside of the USA (Trainee Category)
  • OR have 5 years of work experience in a particular field (Trainee Category)
How long does the process take?  90-120 days from the time we receive your completed application.  

Placement Fees


  • 2-5 Months:        $3840
  • 5.1-8 Months:     $4090
  • 8.1-12 Months:   $4970

Program Inclusions 

  • Paid Internship Placement
  • Visa Sponsorship and processing of the J-1
  • Health Insurance
  • Housing Assistance
Additional ExpensesFront Desk Intern 2
  • Airfare to/from the USA
  • Housing
  • Meals
  • Local Transportation

Placement Examples

Property Position Salary
Montage Palmetto Bluff Culinary $10/hour
Chateaux Deer Valley Guest Services $13.55/hour
Four Seasons Vail F&B $5.21/hour + tips
Hyatt Centric Santa Barbara FO Supervisor $18.00/hour
Westin Hilton Head Culinary $10/hour
Amali Restaurant Group Culinary and F&B $11/hour plus housing
Hyatt Regency Bethesda Housekeeping Sup. $16/hour

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