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Summer Work and Travel in North Carolina, USA

Applications for this program are now open for Summer 2018! We welcome you to apply now for our BRAND NEW opportunity for a Summer experience like no other!

Old Edwards Inn and Spa sits atop the scenic southwest plateau of North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains, offering abundant opportunities for relaxation, recreation and adventure. The European style resort cascades along several blocks filled with amenities, music, dining venues and individually appointed guestrooms, suites and cottages.

Old Edwards has very high standards of service and hospitality. On this program, you will experience hospitality at its finest and training like no other working at this Relais and Châteaux property. The company carefully selects team members who understand how to cater to every need of a luxury hotel guest without being obtrusive. However, Old Edwards also delivers an authentic service since they are a wellness resort where guests come to "let their hair down" and relax.

The culture of the company creates and energetic and creative "family" who values the contributions of each of their team members. Not only will you gain valuable training and experience in the luxury hospitality at Old Edwards, but you will find your program rewarding, satisfying and fun.

See for yourself! Check out what Old Edwards Inn and Spa has to offer:

Old Edwards Inn and Spa from Old Edwards Hospitality Group on Vimeo.

The success of Old Edwards Inn depends on creating guest relationships and lasting memories by providing flawless service to guests that continually exceeds their expectations. Old Edwards Inn knows that this begins with their team members. If you feel that you have what it takes to create memorable experiences by providing warm, efficient and unparalleled service AND want an amazing summer internship/training experience, then this is the program for you!

Let Yummy Jobs take you on an amazing adventure to North Carolina over Summer 2018...

Participants on this program will experience working in one of the following positions over Summer 2018:

  • Food and Beverage Server
  • Spa and Leisure Attendant
  • Housekeeping

Participants will be guaranteed an hourly wage of at least $10.00 USD per hour (including tips for F&B positions) and will be guaranteed a minimum of 32 hours per week, however typical work schedules will be 38-45 hours per week. 

Company housing is provided for all program participants. The cost for this will be approximately $90 USD per week and is fully inclusive of bills. Accommodation costs will be automatically deducted from payroll. Participants will be required to live in shared accommodation for the duration of the program. 

Hear what our previous International Program Participants have to say about their experience working for The Old Edwards Inn and Spa:

Recruitment from Old Edwards Hospitality Group on Vimeo.

Participants on this program will be required to obtain a J-1 Summer Work and Travel visa through Yummy Jobs and will be able to work for a period of time as outlined by Old Edwards Inn and Spa. Upon completion of the program, participants will have up to 30 days to travel within the United States. Participants must then return to their home country upon completion of the program.

To participate on the Summer Work Travel USA program with Old Edwards Inn and Spa, you must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Be at least 18 years of age at the time of application.
  • Speak fluent English.
  • Be currently enrolled in full time education within the U.K or Ireland, studying towards a foundation or undergraduate degree.
  • Have successfully completed at least one full semester of study before the program commences. Candidates can also participate on this program immediately following their final year of study.
  • Be available for the full program duration. The program runs from June - September each year.
  • Participate in cultural exchange activities during the program.

If you have any questions regarding eligibility for the program please contact a member of the Yummy Jobs Team

Application Dates

  • Applications for the Old Edwards Inn and Spa Program for Summer 2018 are now open!
  • Applicants are required to be available for the full program dates in order to be considered. The program will run from Wednesday 13 June 2018 - Saturday 15 September 2018.

Interviewing Process

  • Pre-screen interviews with the Yummy Jobs Team will take place from November 2017 for positions over Summer 2018. Applicants will be required to attend a pre-screen interview via Skype with a member of the Yummy Jobs Team.
  • Successful applicants will be required to attend a final interview with the Old Edwards Team via Skype.

Please note, all dates are subject to change

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Participants on the Old Edwards Inn and Spa International Program will be required to submit the following fees:

Program Fees:

£895.00 GBP = Full Placement Program Fee inclusive of visa sponsorship, medical insurance, SEVIS Fee, pre-arrival and arrivals support, pre-arranged job and pre-arranged housing.

Additional Fees for summer 2018:

  • Criminal Background Check fee = £85.00 GBP
  • U.S. Embassy appointment fee = $160.00 USD
  • Courier delivery of passport = Free to £30.00 GBP
  • Return flight to the United States = £300 to £600 GBP (approximately)

Post-Arrival Fees:

  • Additional supporting funds between $350.00 - $750.00 USD are recommended

Please note all fees are subject to change and may change without notice

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Program Terms & Conditions


PROGRAM DATES: 13th June 2018 - 15th September 2018

PROGRAM DURATION: 3 months + 30-day travel period

ROLES AVAILABLE: Food and Beverage Server, Spa and Leisure Attendant, Housekeeping

WAGE: Mimimum of $10.00 USD per hour

HOURS: Minimum of 32 hours per week / Average 38 - 45 hours per week

HOUSING: Shared housing is provided - $90 USD per week

HIGHLIGHTS: Exclusive location, extensive training, sought after experience with a premium property!