If you are interested in training abroad in the hospitality industry, and you are seeking paid hospitality internships in the USA, we can help. We find you the best positions in luxury hotels; we also help you obtain the necessary visa so that you can train in the United States and match you with a J-1 visa sponsor in order to help you further your hospitality career in your own country. Our program is designed to place those who have an education and experience in the hospitality industry and who want to pursue opportunities for high-level training in the United States.
Once you have read our frequently asked questions, please click above to complete the online HPUSA application and resume to start your journey to the USA!
Do you have a spouse or children who are going to accompany you or join you later? They will need to have a J-2 Visa. For more information on how to obtain a J-2 Visa please CLICK HERE.
For additional questions, please CLICK HERE and an HPUSA Team Member will respond to you personally.
Interns — Must be currently enrolled as a full-time student in a post-secondary academic institution outside the US OR have graduated in the past 12 months with a hospitality/ hotel/ tourism degree.
Trainees — Must hold a hospitality/ hotel/ tourism degree PLUS 12 months full-time hospitality related work experience outside the US OR have at least 5 years of relevant work experience.
Be prepared to provide:
- Mailing Address & Personal Info
- Education and Work History
- Include all training positions, SW&T and work experience
- All information you enter MUST be accurate
- Do NOT write in all CAPS
- Check your grammar and spelling
- Follow all instructions carefully and fill in all relevant boxes
- Be sure to list your MOST recent work experience first
Custom Placement with a Friend
If you would like to be placed with your friend, both applicants MUST agree to the following:
- OPEN to any location in the USA
- Both MUST apply at the same time. Both MUST move through the process together.
- It may take up to an additional 3 months to find you both a CUSTOM placement.
- Both agree to pay the additional fee for a CUSTOM placement.
Specific Location Placement
If you ONLY want to be placed in a specific state and we will say no to any other state or opportunity we have available, you MUST agree to the following:
- It may take up to an additional 3 months to find you both a SPECIFIC LOCATION placement.
- You agree to pay the additional fee for a SPECIFIC LOCATION placement.
I want thank the HPUSA team for helping me find great placement
“I want thank the HPUSA team for helping me find great placement in the USA and supporting me throughout the Cultural Exchange program. I have enjoyed my tenure with the hotel and am so grateful for the experience. It was really a great opportunity in advancing my career and broadening my knowledge of the hospitality industry.”
I give you and HPUSA a five star rating.
I just want to thank you for this great opportunity. I’m in my first week of training now and I love it! People here at the Westin are really friendly and nice, and I’m learning a lot. I give you and HPUSA a five star rating. The managers are so welcoming, and he is helping me to learn more and keep up in the environment of international hospitality which is really superb.
I love my job and my hotel!
Thank you again for everything! I love my job and my hotel. This is a very good opportunity for me to learn, improve my skills, and improve myself. I appreciate this opportunity.
I was so very lucky to have this opportunity.
Thank you for the opportunity you have given me to experience life here in America. It has really helped me to be more mature, independent and reliable. I was so very lucky to have this opportunity. Mr. Randy is a very good manager. He taught us a lot of things. He is our boss, manager and our father here in America. I am proud that I was chosen to be his intern.
I was awarded Employee of the month and so happy to be here in the US!
Dear Ms Emma,
I was awarded Employee of the month and so happy to be here in the US!. Thank you so much for all your support it making this happen. Thank you for your assistance. God Bless
Thank you for such a rewarding experience.
Thank you to HPUSA and your team for making my USA Internship experience so rewarding. I had so much fun and learnt a great deal at the Marriott San Diego. I’m looking forward to continuing my career growth back home.
Thank you so much HPUSA for giving us this great opportunity!
"We came here to build our skills to our chosen field and it has helped us a lot! They help us to develop our skills, knowledge, character and to deal with the different people in the hospitality industry! We have experienced different cultures and got a chance to travel different states. We united as one big family and this is only some of the pictures of our memorable moments that we will treasure forever! Thank you so much HPUSA for giving us this great opportunity!"
I wouldn’t be successful if not because of your team’s effort.
Dear Ms. Emma,
Good news, I passed on my Embassy Interview and this wouldn’t be successful if not because of your team’s effort. Thank you so much and God bless
A great journey indeed!
“We are all interns from a different state. A great journey indeed! Thank you so much HPUSA for helping mold us to be who we are today! It has been a roller coaster journey but it all started with a decision to challenge myself to join the HPUSA Cultural Exchange Program. It has helped me build strength and character.”
We had a blast and so did they!"
"These are some photos from the Sheboygan A’s baseball game that we took our cultural exchange participants to recently! We had a blast and so did they!"