It’s possible to work anywhere in the U.S. as long as the job you find is approved by CIEE. You might find a job on your own or with assistance from your local representative, or you can use one of the CIEE hiring services.
Thousands of students are able to pre-arrange a job in the U.S. from their own country, and so can you, as long as you're willing to put some time and effort into it. Before you start your job search, you should create a CV or resume. Be sure to include information on any past work experience, including even less formal jobs such as babysitting, tutoring, or volunteering to show the employer you can handle responsibility.
Many students choose to find their own job, because it gives them the most flexibility in terms of location and type of job. Most students find a job before they depart for the U.S. Only students from select countries are allowed to find a job once they have arrived.
Online resources to help with the job search include:
If you are looking for a job once you arrive in the U.S, stay in contact with Student Travel by phone or email; we might be able to help you with your search. We also want to make sure you have a successful experience and that you are following the rules of the Student TravelWork & Travel USA program. To start the search in person:
Student Travel offers a number of hiring services, working closely with U.S. employers who have hosted Work & Travel students for years. They offer reliable jobs with competitive salaries, and some employers even offer affordable, comfortable housing.
To find out if you are eligible for one of the Student Travel Hiring Services, please contact your local Student Travel representative.
Student Travel Road Show
Student Travel sponsors hiring events -- Road Shows -- where U.S. employers travel to a country to interview and hire students at the event. Road Shows occur in specific countries at specific times, so check with your representative to see if this is an option in your country.
Student Travel Recruit
Student Travel Recruit is a job fair where Student Travel representatives interview and hire thousands of students annually on behalf of U.S. employers. Student Travel Recruit occurs in specific countries at specific times, so check with your representative to see if this is an option in your country.
Student Travel Virtual Hire
Student Travel Virtual is a web-based hiring option, where U.S. employers or Student Travel staff interview via webcam and hire for specific jobs. Check with your representative to see if Student Travel Virtual is available in your location.
Student Travel Direct
Student Travel Direct is a web-based hiring service that you can use to find a job in the U.S. without attending a job fair. You’ll complete an online resume or CV, and provide information about where you want to go and what kind of job you are looking for. Once you are registered for Student Travel Direct, you will have access to online resources that explain more about the different types of jobs and locations. For more information about this service, please talk to your representative.
IMPORTANT: All Student Travel Hiring Services and jobs are subject to availability/eligibility. Be sure to carefully read over all important information before agreeing to take a job. If you have questions, please talk to your representative.