Before you start making applications, it is important to find out about your visa status. You can ring The US Embassy helpline or visit their website: http://london.usembassy.gov/
According to the US Embassy to get ahead in the USA job application process you need to get rid of ‘British modesty’ and be happy to explain your achievements and to get to the point! They expect that by 2018 there will be 34% more jobs for software engineers, 23.9% for management analysts and 10.3% for accountants / book keepers.
For advice and information about job opportunities abroad, including the USA, look at the jobs section on the new International Futures website.
Some short term and work placement schemes are listed below:
- BUNAC – offers a range of working holidays including a summer camp counselling programme, flexible work and travel programmes and volunteering/teaching placements.
- Camp America – arranges nine-week placements working at US summer (mainly countryside based) camps.
- Camp Counselors (CC USA) – arranges summer camp jobs, work and travel experiences, and volunteer opportunities.
- Cool Works – jobs in the USA, specialising in resorts, parks and camps. Includes internships and voluntary work (visas not provided).
- AgriVenture – places you with a host family for paid work on a farm or horticultural enterprise.
- American Work Experience – offers people aged 18 to 28 a variety of options to work and travel in the US for a four-month period during their summer holiday.
- Au Pair in America – matches au pairs with US host families.
- IST Plus – offers a variety of programmes in the USA, including Internship USA, Graduate Internship USA, Professional Career Training USA, Summer Work & Travel USA and Summer Camp USA.
- Mountbatten Internship Programme – offers 12 month internships and training programmes in New York.
America’s Career InfoNet provides occupation and industry information, salary data, education resources, self-assessment tools, and career guidance.