I want to 'work' like they do in the movies!

Have you ever watched a Hollywood film and seen a job that you wanted to do? Work America gives you the chance to do exactly this!

Make cocktails like Tom Cruise, in Cocktail, work in an amusement Park like Jesse Eisenberg, in Adventureland, or if you’re lucky enough, land a job as an assistant at a magazine like Anne Hathaway in The Devil Wears Prada.

Work America is an easy way to live the ‘American dream’. In reality, unless you're a student, it is impossible to get a flexible visa to work in the States. So while you’re a student with summer holidays in abundance and hold that golden title, seize the opportunity to spend it working and travelling in the States on this student-exclusive programme!

BUNAC's exclusive online Job Zone is an invaluable facility to help you get a job anywhere in the USA. The majority of jobs are casual and seasonal work as this sector has the highest demand for employment during the summer months. These types of jobs are also the ones that will give you the greatest freedom to meet a wide array of people and provide great opportunities to travel. Working in bars and restaurants is popular and is a great way to try and follow in the footsteps of characters from films. If you start practising now, you could try your hand at looking for a job flaring in a cocktail bar or you could find yourself continuing the family business of Forrest Gump by working in Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. (yes, these restaurants do exist!).

Work America’s J-1 visa doesn’t limit you to only jobs that you find in our job directory and instead gives you the flexibility to seek out more career-specific jobs if you wish. We always recommend starting your research well in advance and take advantage of the support package offered with Work America for tips in ‘Americanizing’ your CV. 


Work America is a great way to earn some cash over the summer, see the States and meet some great new friends. You may not find it to be the same as Sesame Street, but you’re not stepping into 8 Mile either! As this opportunity is only open to full time UK students, be sure to do it while you can, and you never know it might be the beginning to your very own ‘Neverending Story!’

Make sure you get the most out of your university experience and have your very own American Blockbuster summer! Give us a call on 033 3999 7516 to book your space on the red, white and blue carpet and begin looking forward to your very own Work America adventure… open for application nationwide!