Hospitality and Culinary Internships

United States

Program Length: 6-12 Months

About This Program

The J1 Intern & Trainee program allows Hospitality & Culinary university students or recent graduates to temporarily travel and live in the U.S while learning the latest industry trends and best practices from some of the most prominent hotel chains and branded Travel and tourism corporations. Experience the American hospitality culture. Put into practice your knowledge and talents while improving your skills training with some of the hospitality and culinary leaders of the world.

Hospitality is the art of making people feel welcome and showing people that you care but goes way further. It requires being authentic and genuine and professional. It’s connecting with people and earning their trust while you do your very best to create a perfect environment, a memorable meal, a wonderful experience. The secret to great hospitality is not available in any book, it needs practice, and its master by observing and doing! Our programs offer some of the best opportunities to learn and practice the art of hospitality with some of the best-known companies in the US.

AAG is an officially designated U.S. Department of State sponsors for the Exchange Visitor Intern and Trainee Programs. That means we understand the visa process and the requirements involved in receiving approval:

What will I be doing?

We’re partnered with some of the best and biggest corporations in the US who are looking for international talent to train and watch grow. Some of the types of businesses that are hiring now:

  • Hotel Chains
  • High-End Resorts
  • Ski Resorts
  • Restaurants
  • Golf clubs
  • Amusement Parks
  • National Parks

There are many opportunities and positions available with all types of qualified businesses – we can find something that is a perfect match for your own unique skillset and experience.

The best part of this internship is that I can learn … and I can apply that to an actual business. I think it’s a very good opportunity to me and most of all, I can work with my wonderful co-workers.

- Jisu Han, Intern

What This Program Includes

Guaranteed Placement

Position secured before arriving in the U.S. so you know exactly where you are going and start earning right away.

Resume and Interview Preparation

We help you with your resume and interview preparation so you make a great first impression and land the right job.


We work with you in advance to prepare you for your adventure in the U.S. and provide you with an orientation about what to expect.

International Requirements

Guidance on visa requirements, travel medical insurance, and international flights.

Customized Training Plan

We work with your employer to ensure the training plan is a unique experience and highlights all the skills and methodologies you will learn while on the program.

Emergency Support

24/7 emergency support from our U.S. based support teams.

Tax Instructions

Help with obtaining needed tax file number and referral for tax support through Sprintax.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I check-in monthly with you?

Yes. Because your safety is our primary concern, you will be required to check-in with us every month while you are abroad. But we are also here whenever you need us! We provide you with 24/7 support from our dedicated team of staff.

What is the host employer’s role?

It’s an honor and a privilege for businesses to participate in the program. They will ensure you train alongside seasoned professionals and gain additional work experience to build upon your current skills.

How much does the program cost?

Program costs and visa costs vary depending on the type of program you want.

How long does each program last?

Up to 18 months max

The U.S. is so big - where will I be working?

Hospitality programs: this will vary based on the position. We recommend candidates be flexible with their location choices, and we strongly encourage candidates to apply to multiple locations in the U.S.

Non-hospitality programs: ask your Account Manager/Agency about possible openings in new industries!

Who will help me find housing?

Some positions offer housing, and some do not. The good news is that we can provide you with housing recommendations. We inspect all our recommended housing options to ensure that the housing is affordable, safe, and close to your host company. Housing arrangements must be in place before arriving to the U.S.

Both your visa sponsor and employer must have your most current address and telephone contact information at all times while you are in the program.

Ready to take a leap?

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United States