Hospitality Internship program is an Exchange Visitor Program controlled through the Department of State, dedicated to educating workers in the area of hospitality, as well as exchanging cultures and technology.
Applicants of Hospitality Internship Program spend 6 months, 12 months, or maximum 18 months as a paid intern trainee in the area of hospitality industry, within companies in the US such as hotels, resorts, or restaurants.
Intern trainees receive their training by working in various positions by rotating roles – according to individual training plans. When the program ends, all interns receive a management certificate regardless of working positions.
2. Qualified Applicants
• Enrolled students or graduates of hotel/tourism/culinary department in specialty college or higher.
• For students without a major. At least two years of experience related to hospitality.
• With intermediate or advanced English speaking.
3. Program Contents
• General Field:
Rooms Division (Front desk), Food & Beverage Division, Banquet Division,
General Rotation (including F&B and Front).
• Special Field:
Culinary/Pastry Division (For those majoring or experienced in the division)
Club Mate/Sports Entertainments, Activities: (For those majoring or experienced in the
• Work Period:6 months/12 months/maximum 18 months.
• Work Area:Anywhere in America.
• Salary: Average $9.00 ~ $12.00 per hour.
• Visa: J-1, Trainee Visa.
• Application Period:Anytime during the year (3~4 months of preparation process).
4. Lodgings, Life in the area upon arrival
• Accurate and detailed temporary lodgings information is provided before departure.
• Upon arrival, at least about a week is spent in a room given by the hotel for free or for a reasonable DC price.
• For the first week in the hotel, there is an orientation for the trainees including certificating sponsors and providing social security cards. Most chain hotels do drug tests as well.
• Decide on apartments or roommates within a week. (Most lodging rent is app. $300-$400 a
month, with $300 living expenses a month).
• If you don’t have your own car, we cannot guarantee comfortable mass transportation for the system in America is much different.
The participants will spend their intern lives much more freely and comfortably if they buy inexpensive used cars. They can always sell the cars when the intern period ends so not much loss is expected. (Expected price of used cars: approximately $1500-$2000). Even those without cars do not face serious discomfort and can always find lodgings near the hotel area.
5. Participation Cost
• Application Fee: $300.
• Actual Program Fee: 6 months($ 3,200), 12 months ($ 4,000), 18 months ($ 5,000).
• Airline tickets, Visa application fee($100), SEVIS Fee($100) Not included.
• Cost Details: Job placement fee, insurance, DS-2019 application/issue fee, processing fee, visa processing fee.
6. Program Application Procedure
1) Write an application.
2) Deposit application fee and prepare interview.
3) Upon passing interview, deposit 1st time program fee, decide on hotel and send an introduction, a resume, and an application form in English.
4) Upon deciding the hotel, interview with the employer.
5) Sign the employment contract.
6) Send the application form for DS 2019 and deposit 2nd time program fee.
7) Prepare visa documents and fees for procedures, deposit remaining program fee .
8) Interview in the embassy and get your visa issued.
9) Orientation and departure.