Work in Yellowstone National Park, WY
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: Where needed
Employer Type: National Park
|Arranged By: InterExchange, Inc.
Employer ID: E-101435
Description of Business: This company operates over 2,000 guest rooms and 14 restaurants throughout the 2.2 million acre park. Yellowstone is the world’s first national park and is known for its thermal features and abundance of wildlife. Our employees enjoy living inside the national park and have many opportunities to engage in outdoor activities inside Yellowstone and in the surrounding areas. In addition, you will work with employees and tourists from all over the United States and world.
Description of Area: This national park is the world’s first national park and one of the largest in the United States. The park is located mostly in Wyoming and contains more than 2 million acres of steaming geysers, crystalline lakes, waterfalls and panoramic views. The park is also one of the worlds foremost wildlife sanctuaries, there is a great diversity of mammals, birds and fish. The park is not near any big city but there are many outdoor activities available and you will have the opportunity to live and work with Americans and international students from all over the world. The park also attracts tourists from all over the U.S. and all over the world. In July alone last year there were approximately 790,000 visitors to the park.
Travel Time to the job site, example: 2,5 day from New York by bus. Cost $180.00.
Area pictures: 1992-2009 Participants’ Photos [coming soon]
Work Description: Hospitality Crew: you will either be working in the kitchen or housekeeping. Kitchen help work includes washing dishes, chopping vegetables, preparing food, keeping the kitchen clean, taking out the garbage, serving in the employee cafeteria etc. Housekeeping includes cleaning hotel rooms, making beds, cleaning bathrooms, vacuuming etc. Server Assistant: working in a restaurant – clearing and setting tables, pouring water for guests, general kitchen duties. Advanced English required. Gift Shop: helping guests with gift shop items, stocking shelves, possible cashiering. Advanced English required. Laundry Worker: helping process hotel linens – folding, stacking, working with large machinery. Basic English required. Front Desk: Working at a hotel front desk, using a computer to confirm reservations, assign hotel rooms, etc. Advanced English and strong computer skills required.
Salary and Bonuses: Hospitality Crew: $7.25 per hour, Server Assistant: $5.00 plus tips, Gift Shop: $7.25, Laundry Worker: $8.25, Front Desk: $7.60. Bonus $3 for each day of contract if it is completed to the exact day.
Work Hours: Vary depending on business at the park and staffing levels, usually 35-40 hours a week with two days off in a row. Second jobs are not likely in neighboring communities, as they are great distances. The park is open April 23rd to October 20th, 2009.
Job type illustrations: 1992-2009 Participants’ Photos [coming soon]
Accommodation Cost: $14.00 per week
Accommodation Description: Accommodation will cost $14 per week unless you work here, in which case it will cost $25 per week. You will be living in a dormitory and will be sharing a room with one or two other students. Some dorms have shared bathrooms on each hall and some rooms have their own bathroom. Your housing costs includes your room, utilities, and free use of the laundry facilities.
NOTE: We have an employee cafeteria that provides three hot meals a day – all you can eat – for approximately $68 a week. The meal plan is not optional.
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: Uniforms are issued at no cost to the employee.
None who was previously placed in this location offered pictures for this gallery.
How to Apply
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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!