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Students! Work in an RV-rental company in America in summer!

Saturday, February 25, 2012 by

Students, get a summer job in the USA at El Monte motorhome rental

Rent motorhomes in USA

Students, do you speak both English and German? Work in America in a company renting motorhomes! Help is needed in California and near New York City. Improve your English and make money for your travels and explore America!

The company was established in 1970 and every year hires international students as summer help serving American and international tourists. Have a look at the pictures and apply today!

RV means “recreational vehicle”; it may also be called a “motorhome” or in some countries a “caravan”. You can see one of them in the picture.

This company serves not just Americans, but also international tourists visiting the USA. This is why candidates for this placement must speak both English and German.

This is what you will be renting

Look at the RVs and the customers.

El Monte rental motorhome in a western town

RV in a cowboy town

El Monte motorhome with Yosemite waterfall

RV in Yosemite

El Monte RV on Pacific shore

RV on Pacific shore

El Monte customers - get a job serving them

Serve the customers

Get a job renting motorhomes to families

Rent RVs to families

Get a job renting luxury RVs in America

Rent luxury RVs

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This is one of the locations where you may work

Below are pics from a girl who worked at El Monte across the Hudson river from Manhattan, New York in summer 2011.

International students' accommodation at El Monte Rental

Students’ Accommodation

City Hall in Linden, New Jersey where New York's office of El Monte resides

City Hall in Linden, NJ

Linden, NJ - international students work here in El Monte in summer

NYC is across the river

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And this is what you can see with the money you make there!

When she was done working in September, she explored the US West from Grand Canyon to the Pacific shore in California.

Inka visited Grand Canyon

Inka visited Grand Canyon

Beartooth Highway near Yellowstone

drove on Beartooth Hwy.

Buffalos in Yellowstone, N.P.

saw the bison in YNP

Monument Valley in Navajo Land

the Navajo Lands

Bryce Canyon

Bryce Canyon

Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco

and the Golden Gate Bridge

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Apply today and do all this too!


Job description and information is as follows

Please note that while you can indicate a preference for location/position, the final decision where you’ll be assigned will be made by the employer.


Santa Fe Springs, CA
Santa Fe Springs (see map) is located 15 miles southeast of Los Angeles Downtown, or about 25 miles east from the Los Angeles International Airport. Many popular attractions are within a 1-hour drive from our location, such as Disneyland, Knott’s Berry Farm, Griffith Park, Universal Studios, Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Venice Beach and Santa Monica. San Diego, CA is a 2-hour drive from Santa Fe Springs. Las Vegas, Nevada is about 5 hours from Santa Fe Springs. There are public transportation options available, in case you do not have a car. We have several bus stops within 15 minutes walking distance from the Santa Fe Springs office, which you can utilize to explore Los Angeles.

Dublin, CA
Dublin (see map), an East Bay San Francisco city, offers a variety of amenities to its residents and visitors. The close proximity to San Francisco makes Dublin accessible via public transportation. San Francisco is surrounded on three sides by the Pacific Ocean and San Francisco Bay. Most notable landmarks of San Francisco are its cable cars, and it is the home of the Golden Gate Bridge. In the “Tri-Valley” area near Dublin, 15 award-winning wineries make this one of the most accessible areas for wine adventures. Lake Tahoe, a four-hour drive, is the most coveted skier’s paradise with beautiful scenery and exciting nightlife, including gambling. Yosemite National Park, a 3 hour drive, is an all season center for recreation and getaways with giant glaciers, granite cliffs and magnificent waterfalls. Oakland, located across the 8-mile San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, offers a mix of culture and history. Jack London square is a collection of shops and restaurants on Oakland’s western waterfront. Lake Merritt, in the City’s downtown area is ideal for jogging enthusiasts. Berkeley, a well know liberal stronghold, is home to the University of California, and offers unique shopping, trend setting restaurants and world renowned cultural and performing arts.

Linden, NJ
Linden (see map) is a city in New Jersey, United States. It is part of the New York Metropolitan Area, being about 13 miles southwest of Manhattan, and bordering Staten Island, a borough of New York City. Linden is home to Merck & Co., one of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies. The site of this pharmaceutical company recently celebrated 100 years in Linden. Linden is a short train ride from New York City. Travel time from Linden Station to New York City’s Penn Station is 42 minutes. New Jersey Transit buses 112 and 115 provide local service and interstate service to the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Midtown Manhattan. Newark Liberty International Airport is approximately 15 minutes away. Atlantic City Line and the Atlantic City Express Service can take you to Atlantic City, NJ famous with its  Caesars and Borgata casinos.


Customer Service Agent: You will work at the rental counter /registration desk, processing motor home rental contracts with customers. You will explain insurance requirements, and process payments. You will also conduct inspections, with customers, of the motor homes to look for any damage there may be prior to the RV leaving on its rental, and upon its return. You will inform customers on how to operate appliances, and other equipment. German language skills are required, as the majority of the motor home renters in the summer months are German speaking. It is also very helpful if you have a valid driver’s license.

Vehicle Washer: You will be responsible for cleaning the interiors and exteriors of the motor homes. The job duties are much the same as cleaning a hotel room and working at a car wash.

Parts Clerk: You will work in our warehouse, where you will issue automotive/RV parts to our service staff members. You will also maintain proper stock levels of all parts.

Required dates

Start date: Between May 16, 2011 and June 10, 2011
End date: No earlier than Thursday, September08, 2011

Required skills

Basic computer skills and excellent customer contact skills, are required for the CSA and Parts Clerk positions. The Vehicle Washer position requires no prior experience.

Wage rate

$9.00 per hour + season-end bonus (the amount is based on the results of the customer surveys as well as individual job performance). Please note that earlier departure than the contract date of September 8, 2011 will result in the season-end bonus being forfeited. Your over time will be 1-1 times the above pay rate. Your workweek schedule for calculating overtime will be based on hours worked over 8.0 in a day, or over 40.0 in a work week. The work week is defined as starting on Saturdays and ending on Fridays.

Work-week schedule

Your workweek over the entire summer period of your employment will average 32 to 40 hours per week, 4 to 5 days per week (weekends included). Your daily work shift may begin as early as 7:00 AM and end as late as 7:00 PM, dependent on business levels.


You will be offered secured housing (a shared trailer) for the duration of your commitment, on our company property. Be advised that you may not have personal visitors on our company property. If you are not happy with the housing conditions, you may seek alternative housing arrangements on your own upon your arrival. The cost is $84.00 per person, per week in California, $100-125 per person, per week in New Jersey.

Dress and grooming code

We will provide you with uniform golf / polo shirts, or uniform T-shirts. You must wear pants or shorts (short pants), and socks and shoes, which are all your responsibility to provide. Since this job requires standing and walking the majority of the day, it is recommended that comfortable shoes such as athletic shoes or tennis
shoes be worn. Hair must be clean and styled conservatively / professionally. No extreme hairstyles are permitted. Men’s hair length must be no longer than your shirt collar, and any facial hair must be neatly trimmed. Only women are permitted to wear earrings (during working hours).

IMPORTANT: This program placement has been arranged by the program sponsor Apex USA, Inc. APEX Foundation is not involved in arranging jobs, accommodation and insurance. We only administer the application process and help share experiences of previous participants. See our Terms & Conditions for full details.

LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS: Both your English and your German must be 7 or better on the scale from 0 to 10, where 0 is a person who doesn’t speak English/German at all, and 10 is a native English/German speaker.


12 Responses to “Students! Work in an RV-rental company in America in summer!”
  1. Vasiliki says:

    Hello, I would like to ask whether this level of German language is also required for the positions of vehicle washer and parts clerk or just for the customer service agent position.
    Thank you in advance.

    • admin says:

      Dear Vasiliki, the only position where German isn’t required is the vehicle cleaner. Even the parts clerk must be able to communicate with the customers to know what they need and possibly offer them to buy other items.

  2. florenc says:

    can i have jobs in america i m not a student but i have experiens in my jobs and i speakt italian greece english not so good german ???

    • admin says:

      Dear Florence, unfortunately, you do not meet the requirements, i.e. fluent English and German, plus being a full-time university student.

  3. Askar says:

    how to apply to the work??

  4. hello.i am a student from Kosovo, wanted to know what documentation should I have to compete. I speak English pretty .. I expect a response from you.thnx for understanding

    • admin says:

      Hi Liridon, both English AND German is needed for this placement. Do you speak both? At such a level that you could do customer service? Also, are you a full-time university student? Let us know.

  5. lecxes emma says:

    hello i am a full time university student and meet all the requirement how do i apply?

  6. Tomas Breburda says:

    Hello. On the skill scale my english is about 8/10 but german about 5/10. I know it isn’t 7 but I was wondering if I am still suitable for this job because I think the little lack of my german skill is not really big problem.

    Regards, Thomas.

    • admin says:

      Hello Tomas, worry not, we’ll do a Skype interview with you and let you know. Please email us your Skype user name, add us to your Skype contact list and email us when we could do it. It is quite late date to apply, so we really need to rush.

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