Xanterra Yellowstone National Park

Come spend your summer in America’s first and BEST National Park- Yellowstone National Park! Students should have an interest in nature, hiking, camping and enjoying the outdoors. Yellowstone National Park features over 1,100 miles of hiking trails, mountains, rivers and streams, wildlife, and geological features including geysers, hot springs and more! Xanterra Parks and Resorts is the Nation’s largest park-management company with operations in seven national parks and many other resorts.


All students will live and work in one of the villages within Yellowstone National Park with other J-1 Work and Travel students and employees from the United States. All villages have their own Employee Dining Room and recreational areas. Yellowstone National Park plans many employee activities, sports leagues and more throughout the summer.

*Yellowstone hires several different job types. However, the majority of students will be offered Hospitality Crew positions. Specific positions and village will be determined upon arrival and based on the employer’s needs at that time.



1. Cheap Housing!
• $23.00 per week and no deposit required!
• Manager on-site
• No transportation needed to get to work – 5 minute walk
• Laundry facilities can be used free of charge!


2. Great Compensation Package!
• Estimated weekly wages start from $247.00
• Bonus for completed work agreement - $3.00 per day

• Uniforms are provided for each position.

Please note- there is a mandatory deduction for the medical clinics of about $1 per day and all seasonal employees must pay this even if they have insurance. It allows for reduced rates at all Park clinics.

3. Working in the world's first National Park!
• Beautiful mountain scenery is all around you!
• Go hiking and camping during your time off!
• Enjoy
white water rafting and other outdoor activities!
• View abundant wildlife (bears, elk, buffalo, deer, wolves, etc)
• Recreation program – Employees can enjoy movie nights, hikes, and trips into town!


4. Meals provided at a minimum cost!
We have an employee cafeteria that will provide 3 meals a day (all you can eat).  This meal plan is mandatory and costs $11.50 per day.


CIEE Participant Testimonial-

“Hi. This is Lamya and Ishfaque from Malaysia. We just returned to Malaysia and wanted to thank you for providing us with an opportunity to have such a wonderful time at Yellowstone! We went to USA with mixed thoughts about the country and its people and returned with deep love and gratitude. What a wonderful summer we had this year! We thoroughly loved the wildlife, the weather, the working culture and each and everything about Yellowstone! We both miss Yellowstone a lot and wish to return as a tourist in the near future. A special note of gratitude to you for taking the trouble to come and pick us up at the Airport. The wonderful times we spent at Yellowstone and USA in the weeks afterwards when we traveled to San Francisco, Las Vegas and Los Angeles will be etched on our minds forever. Thank you from the bottom of our heart for giving us the opportunity to experience such a wonderful Summer! In love with Yellowstone, now and always.”

Sahejin Siddiqui and Mohammed Ishfaque Elias (Bangladesh) Malaysia


Yellowstone National Park has a uniform policy:

You are representing our business; we need you to look professional. Students must be neatly groomed, clean, neat and professional in appearance and have normal colored hair (no pink, blue, green, etc). Students must bathe regularly and wear deodorant and not wear overbearing perfumes or colognes. Long hair for men is acceptable if restrained. Visible piercing and tattoo policies vary per lodge, please read the job profiles carefully.


What is the weather like in Yellowstone National Park?

Approximately 96 percent of the land area of Yellowstone National Park is located within the state of Wyoming. Another 3 percent is within Montana, with the remaining 1 percent in Idaho. During the summer months of June through early September, daytime highs are normally in the 70 to 80°F (21 to 27°C) range, while nighttime lows can go to below freezing (0°C)—especially at higher altitudes. Summer afternoons are frequently accompanied by thunderstorms. Spring and fall temperatures range between 30 and 60°F (-1 and 16°C) with cold nights in the teens to single digits (−5 to −20°C). For more information regarding the climate in Yellowstone National Park, please visit www.weather.com

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How to Get There

Students should fly into the Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport (BZN) in Bozeman, MT and be prepared to spend the night at the Holiday Inn Bozeman at 5 East Baxter Lane, Bozeman, MT 59715. Students can get a free hotel shuttle to the hotel and get a room for $75 a night. If you do not take the hotel shuttle, a taxi ride to the hotel may cost around $35. Please make your hotel arrangements at least 2 weeks prior to your arrival and you’re your confirmation number. There is a list of hotels offering discounted rates ($65-$80) on our website at www.yellowstonejobs.com or email the International Coordinator at international@xanterra.com. Students will be picked up by the employer on Tuesday and Thursday ONLY. There are 2 pick-up locations in Bozeman, at 7:15am at the Bozeman/Belgrade Bus Station and at 7:30am at the Holiday Inn Bozeman. There is NO public transportation from Bozeman to Yellowstone. Keep in mind, when planning your departure students should book their flights 2 days after their job end date. Please note- Students cannot be employed or housed before the start-date on their DS-2019 forms.