Eligibility & Application

We’re looking for applicants that want to experience on-site learning with American employers. This is not an employment program, so you should be serious about learning new skills or building on skills you already have in your field of educational or work experience. You should also have a plan for how you intend to integrate your American experience into your future career when you return home.

Here are specific requirements for Interns and Trainees:

Interns 

    • Current enrollment in a post-secondary academic program outside of the United States;
    • OR, Graduated within the past 12 months from a post-secondary institution outside of the United States;
    • 18 years of age;
    • Proposed J-1 training does not duplicate your previously completed work or training;
    • Sufficient English-speaking skills so as to be able to fully benefit from the training and cultural opportunities in the United States;
    • Can demonstrate how the training will be used upon return to your home country;
    • Can demonstrate intent to return to your home country; and
    • Will be available for interview outside the US in-person or by video conference.

Trainees 

    • Graduated from a post-secondary institution outside of the United States, plus at least one year degree related to full-time work experience;
    • OR, five years of full-time work experience;
    • Proposed J-1 training does not duplicate previously completed work or training;
    • Sufficient English-speaking skills so as to be able to fully benefit from the training and cultural opportunities in the United States;
    • Can demonstrate how the training will be used upon return to your home country;
    • Can demonstrate intent to return to your home country; and
    • Will be available for interview outside the US in-person or by video conference.