Benefits of Hiring A J-1 Intern or Trainee

Why should you host a J-1 intern or trainee at your Company?

Hosting not only gives the intern or trainee an amazing opportunity to learn about life and train in the United States, but it also brings an array of benefits to your company as well.  The purpose of the J-1 Cultural Exchange Intern/Trainee Program is to provide international university students and young professionals with opportunities to obtain practical training in their chosen field in the U.S.  The participants benefit by obtaining valuable professional experience and employers benefit from added diversity and new perspectives. Interns and trainees who participate in J-1 programs are dedicated to learning about American culture and values, as well as sharing the culture and values of their home country with you and your team.  Acting as a J-1 visa sponsor affords your business the opportunity to act as a valuable resource for not only the intern, but for the hotel industry as a whole. Additionally, it gives your staff the chance to act as ambassadors for your hotel chain and for the United States.

Full Recruitment Service

Hospitality Placements USA provides hotels with experienced young professionals from around the world.  We will recruit and screen all participants, coordinate interviews, and help with the offer process. We act as a liaison between the J-1 cultural exchange participant, the sponsor, and the host employer.  This is a free service to you, the employer. From the beginning of the recruitment process through the completion of the J-1 program, HPUSA is always here as a partner and a resource. We will help coordinate with the trainees to assist them in the process of obtaining their cultural exchange visa in the USA.  While we do not handle that for them, we are available to assist them. As an employer, you can rest assured that the burden of helping them or answering their questions as it relates to the issues surrounding immigration and training in the USA will not fall on you.

Increase Workplace Diversity

Diversify your workplace by welcoming different cultures.  International participants contribute diversity, cultural knowledge, and an international perspective to your company.  Your American employees will benefit from learning about different cultures and will gain a fresh perspective on their jobs.  Employees with American cultural exchange visas can inspire your employees with their dedication to obtain more education and better themselves.  This can be a powerful influence and motivator to your staff.

Improve Customer Service

Gain high-quality and highly motivated multilingual staff.  All participants are fluent in English, many are multilingual, and all are highly skilled young professionals.  If your company has a culturally diverse client base, your international participant’s cultural knowledge and language abilities will help you in serving your clientele.

Increase International Business Potential

Our highly motivated and enthusiastic participants are majoring in Hotel Management or a tourism related field, or have a desire to further their hospitality careers.

All participants are either pursuing or have completed a university degree, diploma, or certificate.  Trainees have at least one year of professional experience in their career field. When participants start their program, they already have the skills to contribute to the success of your hotel.

What Hosts Say

“It is your relationship and service that I appreciate the most with your company.  Take care, and do not hesitate to have anyone reach out to me for reference for your company’s services.”

Eric Welch
Embassy Suites Detroit-Troy