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Work in a Hotel near Glacier Bay Park, AK

Southeast Alaska

Southeast Alaska

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: Housekeeping
Employer Type:

Arranged By: InterExchange, Inc.
Employer ID: E-125423


Description of Business:This company is the largest Corporate owned and managed hotel company in the US. It makes long-term hotel living affordable and provides hotel accommodations that create a home-like experience. There is more space to live and work, as well as amenities specifically designed with long-term business, leisure or relocation travelers in mind – two of these conveniences include a kitchen and 24 hour guest laundry facilities. Instead of simply getting a room, you get a studio suite that is larger than most typoval rooms and can be more economical when compared to corporate apartments or other extended stay lodging options.

Description of Area: You will be working in Southeast Alaska. The Tongass Rainforest climate provides Southeast Alaska with lush terrain and vibrant wildflowers. Early settlers included miners during Alaska’s gold rush and Russian fur traders. The Tlingit and Haida Indians were the first settlers to our area. Native Alaska influence is prominent today in Juneau. Outdoor enthusiasts will love yaking, dogsledding, rafting, biking, hiking and glacier hiking. Winter enthusiasts will enjoy snowboarding and downhill, cross-country and heli-skiing. Abundant salmon and halibut fishing is also available minutes from our downtown. Wilderness cabins and fishing lodges cater to anglers seeking the remote Alaska fishing experience. Nearby Admiralty Island National Monument, features one of the largest concentrations of brown bear in the world. Icy Strait offers unprecedented whale watching.

Travel Time to the job site, example: 2 hours from New York by plane. Cost $175.00.

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

Job Details

Work Description: Cleans assigned guest units in accordance with Company standards. Stocks and maintains Housekeeping carts and storage rooms. Reports maintenance issues to Rooms Inspector/Manager immediately. Properly tags lost and found items and turns them in to management. Performs towel service responsibilities as needed. Offers guest assistance when needed whenever possible. Cleans break room, guest laundry, vending and other areas as assigned. Complies with all safety and security policies in accordance with Company standards. Individual may be cross-trained as Laundry Attendant and Porter to provide assistance as needed.

Salary and Bonuses: $10.00 per hour

Work Hours: The number of hours and days vary from week to week depending on the season, but the average will be 5 to 8 hours per day 3 to 5 days per week.

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


Accommodation Cost: $75.00 per week

Accommodation Description: You will be sharing a hotel room unit with 3 other students. You will access to a full kitchen, a TV, microwave, closet and air conditioning. You will be responsible for your own meals.

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: Your overall appearance should be neat, clean and business-like. Men must have short hair length and it cannot touch the collar. No beard or goatees are allowed but a trimmed moustache is acceptable. Women may have their ears pierced, but no employees can have other visible piercings. You must proivide a white, black or navy t-shirt and long pants. Your employer will proivide a name tag and smock for wear during work. Please read the additional employee guidelines material.


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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 sponsor 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!

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