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Job in a Surf Shop in Gulf of Mexico beach location, TX

Gulf of Mexico beach

Gulf of Mexico beach

For: University or college students
Program: Work Travel USA
Visa required: J1 Visa
Season: Summer vacations

Area pictures: Explore the area with Google Panoramio

Job Title: Sales Assistant
Employer Type:
Surf shop
Arranged By: InterExchange, Inc.
Employer ID: E-127168


Description of Business: Surfboard and souvenir shop with several locations in the Corpus Christi area

Description of Area: Situated near Corpus Christi, it is a tropical community boasting miles of natural beaches and world-class fishing.

Travel Time to the job site, example: 6 hours from New York by plane. Cost $400.00.

Area pictures: 1992-2009 Participants’ Photos [coming soon]

Job Details

Work Description: Sales assistants needed for surf shop. Duties will include helping customers, stocking shelves and selling brand-name apparel, surfboards and souvenirs in one of seven locations in Port Aransas, Texas. The basic rules of the job are wake up for work, and work while at work.

Salary and Bonuses: $7.25 per hour, $5.00 for each week successfully completed.

Work Hours: Approximately 35-40 hours per week

Job type illustrations: 1992-2009 Participants’ Photos [coming soon]


Accommodation Cost: $80.00 per week

Accommodation Description: The employer will arrange affordable accommodation near the job site. Housing will either be a furnished apartment or duplex house. You should expect to share the accommodation with at least one other student.

Accomodation Pictures: How we lived in America 1992 – 2009 – participants’ photos


Requirements: Not specified.

Standard requirements for the Work Travel USA program sponsored by InterExchange, Inc. are:

  • Conversational English
  • Minimum placement duration 12 weeks (or for summer, until Labor Day, whichever is longer)
  • Minimum placement is 2.5 months in national parks

Uniform/Dress Code: While employees may dress in casual attire (including t-shirts, shorts and sandals), they should maintain a presentable appearance at all times. It is recommended that employees bring comfortable shoes with them, as they may be on their feet for many hours a day. Given the location, a swim suit and other beach attire are also advisable to bring.


How to Apply

Do you like the employers shown in this section? Would you like to work for an employer like that?
Great! Apply for the Work Travel USA program and enjoy your summer adventure in the USA!

The program allows you to indicate three preferences for the area of the USA where you would like to be placed, and three preferences for the type of employer you would like to work for.

Although the program sponsorĀ can not guarantee that your preferences will be met, it does guarantee you one job placement! All the employers listed here hosted international students in the past and the placements provided for an unforgettable summer!

Click here to go to the program

Job Title: Sales Assistant
Employer Type:
Surf shop

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