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Currently studying or just graduated? Why not jump into a Work USA program and work, live and play Stateside for a year! If you are a full-time tertiary student and sick of long, boring summers, check out the Work Experience USA program where placements of up to 12 months are available.

Work experience placements in the USA

You can work in almost any type of job and have as many jobs as you want! Most people head over to start work in November for the ski season or at the end of May to catch the American Summer...the choice is yours, do it now while you can! Work, travel and play in the US of A and be more than just a tourist.
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Work Placement Program Inclusions

•  Visa facilitation and issuance of visa paperwork
•  Pre-departure advice and assistance
•  12 Months basic travel insurance (extendable once you are overseas)
• 12 Months support and assistance while in the US
• Employment assistance
• Banking and tax assistance
• 24 hr emergency support
• Access to IEP's exclusive Facebook group
• Phone card
• US SIM Card voucher
• Work USA handbook
• 30 day grace period to travel (not work) after their visa expiry date


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USA Working Holiday Visas

The USA working holiday visa is valid for 12 months + 30 days for travel time. Sponsorship costs are in addition to the visa price so make sure you factor this in to your budget. There are lots of options to work in America, from internships and work experience placements to camp counsellors in a summer camp.

More USA Working Holiday Programs

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Au Pair Work in the USA

This programme is the perfect for anybody with a passion for childcare, looking for career development and those who have already completed a summer camp season and looking for a new exciting experience. You will be immersed in and become part of an American family where you will be responsible for taking care of their children for 12 months with an option to extend to second year.
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Summer Camp USA

Summer Camp USA allows you to spend 8-10 weeks working in an idyllic camp setting in an activity instructing role. Working at a summer camp is a fun and rewarding way to spend a summer, teaching an activity you love and meeting people that become friends for life. And when camp ends you have up to 30 days to travel and explore the USA!

FAQ - Work in the USA

Am I eligible for the USA work experience programmes?

To be eligible for the USA Work Experience Programmes, you must: 

• Must be over 18 years
• Must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen
• Must be enrolled and provide confirmation as a full-time student attending accredited Uni or TAFE or College, or must submit proof of graduation from a tertiary institution within 12 months of departure date
• Must provide proof of funds in the amount of US$1000-$2000
•  Must be able to travel to Melbourne, Sydney, Perth for an interview with the US Consulate

Eligibility requirements may change from time to time. Please contact a Travel Expert on 134 782 or fill in the enquiry form for more information. 

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Terms and Conditions

Visa, placement and nationality eligibility requirements apply and are subject to age restrictions and work permit requirements. Some working holidays may also require additional national police and working with children checks due to the nature of placements. Additional terms and conditions may apply. Ask instore for details.