Our not-so secret recipe for success.

We believe the best organizations are those committed to teaching and training, embracing the future growth of their team. We invite international students to join us in Bar Harbor and learn the hospitality business in an immersive cultural exchange program.

We work closely with CIEE: Council On International Educational Exchange for our international recruitment programs. Applications and more information is available on their website. For more information on the J1 visa program please visit j1visa.state.gov.


J1 Summer Work & Travel

A program for students currently enrolled in university programs, a four month work period is followed by an opportunity to travel. Students depart Bar Harbor after a summer of hard work and fun, and set out to see the sights and cities of the United States before returning to school in their home country. Hampton Bar Harbor encourages enthusiastic applicants who have a passion for hospitality to apply through our sponsor agency CIEE.


J1 Internship

The next level of training for students who have recently graduated from hospitality programs. Our paid internship program is an intensive training to understand hotel operations and Hilton brand standards. Interns work every position in the hotel and often progress into supervisory roles – training moves from learning the tasks of each position, to management discussions and thinking about the big picture of hotel management. 


Hampton by Hilton Bar Harbor does not currently participate in the H-2B visa program. We continue to evaluate our talent and recruitment strategy to determine future program involvement.