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Internships in the USA - J-1 Visa Sponsorship Available


United States: Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles and 4 other cities


Throughout the year




* Internships are open to:
- Students currently enrolled full-time and at least halfway through a degree at an academic college or university
- Individuals who have graduated from these institutions within 12 months of the internship start date

* Training programs are open to:
- Individuals who hold a degree or professional certificate from a post-secondary academic institution, college, university or other post-secondary academic institution outside the U.S. and at least one year of related professional experience from outside the U.S.
- Individuals with at least five years of related professional experience from outside the U.S.

* All program participants must also:
- Complete an internship or training program with an eligible host employer.
- Be between the ages of 18 and 38.
- Be involved in an internship or training program related to their studies (Interns) or professional experience (Trainees).
- Be interviewed in-person, over the phone or online by InterExchange or an approved InterExchange cooperator.
- Proficient in English.
- Have sufficient funds to support themselves during their time in the USA (including housing and living costs).
- Be involved in an internship or training program in a field that InterExchange is designated to sponsor, including the following: Architecture, Arts and Culture, Business, Commerce & Finance, Engineering, Hospitality & Tourism, Information Media & Communications, Management, Marketing & Sales, Public Administration & Law, the Sciences, and Industrial Occupations. InterExchange cannot sponsor training programs in medicine, teaching, social work, or manual labor.

Intern Types

  • Accounting
  • Administrative
  • Architecture
  • Art & Fine Arts
  • Art History
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Biomedical Science
  • Business
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Communications
  • Computer Science
  • Creative Writing
  • Culinary Arts & Cooking
  • Development
  • Ecology
  • Economics
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Environmental Management
  • Environmental Studies
  • Fashion Business
  • Finance
  • Food Science & Nutrition
  • Geology
  • Graphic Design
  • Health Administration
  • Hospitality
  • Human Resources
  • Humanities
  • Information Systems
  • International Relations
  • Journalism
  • Labor & Industrial Relations
  • Law
  • Liberal Arts
  • Library & Information Science
  • Marine Science
  • Marketing, Advertising, & PR
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Media
  • Meteorology
  • Museum Studies
  • Music
  • National Park
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Photography
  • Physics
  • Political Science & Politics
  • Public Administration & Government
  • Resort
  • Ski Resort
  • Social Sciences
  • Sociology
  • Statistics
  • Technology
  • Theater, Drama, & Dance
  • Tourism
  • Women's Studies


  • English

Cost in US$:

Starting at $950

Program Fees Include:

* Program Fee: Variable by program length (inquire online for fee information)

* Additional Costs:
- SEVIS Fee: USD 180 (payable to the Department of Homeland Security upon acceptance to the program)
- Embassy/Consulate Fee: Approximately USD 160, paid to the Embassy/Consulate
- Round-trip transportation to the USA (arranged by applicant)
- Housing (arranged by applicant)
- Basic living expenses (varies by applicant)


Varies by location and employer

Experience Required


    Per J-1 Visa Regulations: * Interns may only pursue internships that are related to their academic field of study * Trainees may only pursue training programs that are related to their occupational field

This Program is open to

Worldwide Participants.

Participants Travel


Typically Participants Work


Application Process Involves

  • Online Application
  • Other
  • Resume
  • Transcript
  • Phone/Video Interview
  • Letters of Reference

Institution Affiliates:

World Youth Student & Educational Travel Confederation