Do I get paid to participate in the International program?
Yes! International trainees, interns and summer work employees
will receive housing (dormitory style)
and meals plus a weekly stipend (currently $220 per week). The 40- hour work week includes some
evening and weekend shifts. Trainees receive their share of the Appreciation Fund (tips) given
our guests at the end of the program.
Do I get time off?
Absolutely! We want you to explore the beautiful surroundings and
take advantage of the Y’s amenities
and staff discounts at various local attractions. We believe in building healthy spirit, mind
body for all.
Do I have to pay for meals?
As a YMCA of the Rockies employee, you’ll receive 3 free meals
per day, 7 days per week as part of the
Who do I contact for more information or with questions?
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more
information or if you have any questions.
How long before my J1 program starts can I arrive in the YMCA of the
You can arrive up to 3 days prior to the start date of your work
Do I need a sponsor for the Summer Work program?
Yes. The State Department designates U.S. government, academic
and private sector entities to conduct
educational and cultural exchange programs. To participate in the Exchange Visitor
nationals must be sponsored by one of the State Department-designated sponsors. The program
are responsible for screening and selecting eligible foreign nationals for participation in
designated exchange visitor program, as well as supporting and monitoring exchange visitors
their stay in the United States.