CoolWorks.com is a job board where employers post their employment opportunities. In order to work for any of the U.S. employers on CoolWorks, you will need to have the proper work visa.
To be clear, CoolWorks has no ability to grant or assist employers in obtaining visas for potential employees, nor the ability to assist job seekers in obtaining the appropriate work visa. Further, the majority of the employers on CoolWorks are not able to hire non-US citizens or assist in obtaining visas. For this reason, it is not advised that you submit a job application to any employer unless they explicitly state that they are able to hire out-of-country candidates.
This site will be helpful in determining what type of visa you need and how to proceed: https://www.uscis.gov/working-united-states/working-us
Many of the international workers who work temporarily in the U.S. are international students with a Designated Sponsoring Agency and are participating in the Work and Travel Program with a J-1 Visa. The three most common J-1 Visa program categories for international workers who qualify for the Work and Travel Program with Employers listed on CoolWorks are:
- Summer Work & Travel Program – allows students to work in the U.S. for four months in guest service positions
- Camp Counselor Program – allows students to work at a summer camp as a camp counselor
- J-1 Trainee Program – allows students and professionals to train with a U.S.-based host organization for up to 18 months.The qualifications for these visas vary depending on your country of residence
If you are a university student, we suggest researching and reaching out to one of the following US based Work and Travel Visa sponsorship agencies to assist you.
If you are not a student, you will most likely need an H2B visa. Working in the U.S. on an H2B visa will require you to find an employer who has been appoved to hire through the H2B program. This info may be helpful in learning more about the H2B visa and the process U.S. employers need to take to obtain them.
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