Our program in the USA

Do you want to go to the USA? Check our J1 and Work & Travel programs!

Program Description

The Work and Travel program provided by Spain Internship allows you to broaden your international experience in the USA while learning right from the locals about the diversity in USA culture. Travel in the USA and work in seasonal jobs with minimal training required, in order to earn funds helping you defray a portion of your expenses.

If you are ready to apply, you can do it here: https://internships-usa.eu/rmlp/work-travel

This program includes
● Step-by-step guidance during the application process
● Help with resume and cover letter writing according to USA format
● Work & Travel placement
● Assistance in obtaining DS-2019 form 1 (needed to obtain J1 visa)
● Guidance and advice on housing in case it does not include it
● Information on Visas, visa interviews, airline tickets and much more!

Fields and type of positions
● Resorts
● Hotels
● Restaurants
● Amusement parks

Qualified positions as architecture, business, science or engineering are not allowed in this program. If you are looking for an internship or traineeship, we can offer you our Intern/Trainee program in the USA. To obtain more information: https://www.spain-internship.com/en/our-services/work-abroad-employment-program/work-in-usa


Work & Travel Requirements
● Basic level to communicate in English
● Intention to participate in the cultural aspects of the Summer work travel program
● Being enrolled in some university studies
● Demonstrate that you have sufficient financial resources for the period of the program is required.

Duration of the program in the USA
The maximum period of the program is 3 months, based on the duration of your summer break, plus the grace month which is 1 month. In this month, you ARE NOT ALLOWED to work, you can spend it on leisure and trips within the USA The allowed travel period should not interfere with their job obligations nor should the travel period overlap the start of their next school semester. Students in their senior year of university will be allowed to participate in the program as long as they conduct their visa interview and have been granted their visa before graduation from university. Extensions are not permitted in this program.

The compensation varies by company and depends on the field. Some companies may assist with the accommodation or offer you at a low price per week. The remuneration is $6.50 - $14.00 per hour. You can work up to 40 hours per week. The remuneration will be range from $1400 - $2240 monthly.

Form DS 2019
Spain Internship assists in obtaining the DS-2019 required for a J1 visa.

In this program, companies can offer you housing or/and transportation at a low price per week. In case the company does not provide you with accommodation, Spain Internship advises you about different types of housing provides information about affordable housing options and assists you in finding the most suitable one. The cost of stay directly depends on the geographical region and location.



Income vs. Living costs
The rate of pay is $6.50 - $14.00 per hour.
The remuneration will be in the range of $1400 -$2240 monthly. It all depends on the position you have and if you want to make some extra hours.
You can save around: $750 per month.

Living costs
In case the housing and transportation will not be included you will pay: $200 -$500 monthly.
Food and leisure: $400 per month.

Insurance Info
The insurance must be bought before going as the USA government is requiring it. Spain Internship provides the insurances that meet the USA Department of State’s requirements for J-1 exchange visitors. This insurance fee must be paid in the second payment. If you will stay in the grace period, you need to buy extra insurance for that period. The price of the insurance is €45 per month. See the information below.

Prices of our Work and Travel program in the USA
Payments should be made either by check, money order, Western Union, Paypal or wire transfer.

First payment: Reservation

Second payment (including Sponsorship and work placement fee) DS 2019 emission +

After a position proposal, you have to pay the second payment. Notice that the DS 2019 document is the most important thing to apply for the visa.

€45 for the insurance per month of stay. You have to pay in addition to the second payment.
Transfer fee (Take into account the transfer fee, so before you send the money check what itis the exact cost is. You can send the money by check, money order, Western Union, Paypal or
wire transfer.).



Not included
$130 USA government Embassy fees
$35 SEVIS Fee
Flights & other expenses.


Program in USA application process
● To apply, do it here: https://internships-usa.eu/rmlp/work-travel
● We will have a meeting with you to explain how is the process, possible offer vacancies.
● After confirming that you want to make the program, you have to pay the registration fee in 10 days: €250
● Skype interview with our partner in the USA. This will let us know what position we can offer you based on your English level
● Position proposal. You will receive jobs opportunities to choose
After the position decision, you have to make the second payment to receive the DS-2019 document. (The most important paper to apply for the visa)
● Visa application. You have to pay the embassy and SEVIS fees. Complete it before 30 days to start date.
● After receiving the visa confirmation, you can buy your flight tickets
● Now, you are ready to live your experience in the USA


Cancellation policy and Visa
● In case of refusal or rejection of a visa application by the USA consulate, Spain Internship will keep a €250 cancellation fee. Applicant must return the original DS-2019 form to Spaininternship and submit proof of the denial from the embassy within 10 business days of the denial.
● In the visa application step: you need to complete it before 30 days to start date, otherwise, you have to pay an extradited processing fee of €500.
● Cancellations received after a job offer is confirmed will be subject to a €250 cancellation fee extra.
● In case you are losing your DS Form and a new one has to be submitted, €400 extra will be charged for a new DS Form issue and sending costs.


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If you are ready to apply, you can do it here:  https://internships-usa.eu/rmlp/work-travel

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