J1 Intern / Trainee - Costs

At Yummy Jobs we want to make your international experience as streamlined as possible. Our fee structure includes several logistical elements of arriving on your program including;  full pre-arrival program support, visa sponsorship and medical insurance.
You would not be liable to pay any of the below fees until you have completed the following steps;
1. Prescreen interview with a member of the Yummy Jobs team
2. Final interview/interviews with your desired training property
3. Received an offer letter from Yummy Jobs or your desired training property

Participants on an Internship and Training Program will be required to submit the following fees (after acceptance of an offer):


$3,250 USD 
6-month full placement program fee inclusive of visa sponsorship, medical insurance, pre-arrival support, and pre-arranged job.
$4,000 USD  
12-month full placement program fee inclusive of J1 visa sponsorship, medical insurance, fee, pre-arrival support, and pre-arranged job.


  • U.S. Embassy appointment fee = $185 USD
  • Return flight to the United States = Varies
  • SEVIS Fee = $220 USD
  • Possible courier fees for DS-2019 visa documents
  • Possible bank charges for international wire transfer


  • Additional supporting funds between $350.00 - $750.00 USD are recommended
All fees are subject to change.


We understand that there is a financial commitment to an international program and sometimes opportunities can come up at the wrong time. When required, we are able to offer a payment plan to help with the costs of paying for a program.
Due to the nature of the visa application process,  the full fee is required to be paid a minimum of three months before your program start date. There is a £25 admin fee associated with the payment plan, which is added to your program invoice. 


A fully-sponsored program means that the host training provider will pay the following elements on your behalf:
Full 6 or 12-month placement program fee inclusive of visa sponsorship, medical insurance, pre-arrival support, and pre-arranged job.
A non-refundable application fee of $250 may be applicable to your sponsored Program. Please speak to a member of the Yummy Jobs team for further information.


Some of the employers offer the option for participants to only pay $1,000 upfront for the Program Fee, and the remainder is paid by the employer in order for the J! visa to get processed and the participant to begin their Program. Once the participant starts their training Program in the USA, a small amount is repaid to the employer each week from their paycheck until the full amount is repaid. Please ask a Yummy Jobs representative for more details.


The Yummy Jobs Hospitality Foundation may consider sponsorship for a select few programs. In order to obtain a grant/scholarship you will be required to have an additional interview with a representative.