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 location 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 $300.00

• Uniforms 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 $12.00 per day. For more information on the housing & meals, please visit www.yellowstonejobs.com


CIEE Participant Testimonials-

“I have amazing managers - who makes my work way nicer and pleasant. Housing in nice!”- Michaela, Czech Republic


“Because you can make a lot of friends here. I think that it's a special experience to learn how to do your job and communicate with foreigners.” – Hsin, Taiwan


“I like the feeling that people in here are young and energetic. I had great friends in here and I like this dorm. In my current job, what I like is that we really are a team in there and I always know that they got my back both job-related and non-related things.” – Ece, Turkey


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 on a Monday or Wednesday and be prepared to spend the night at a local hotel. We will tell you what hotel to stay at when you arrive and we will ONLY pick you up at that hotel on a Tuesday or Thursday.



Students will be picked up by the employer on Tuesday and Thursday ONLY. 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.