I Found a Job
If you already have a job offer from an employer in the U.S., InterExchange can serve as your J-1 Visa sponsor through our Self-Placement program. If you and your employer want to participate in this program, just follow these steps:
1. Obtain a Job Offer From Your Employer in the USA
Your must first download our Employment Agreement Form. This form must be signed by both you and your employer and it must also include:
- The company’s contact address and telephone number
- The name of the contact person at the company
- Description of the job
- Number of work hours
- Wages per hour
- Description of accommodation provided or assurance of assistance in finding housing
- Dates of employment
- Federal Tax ID # (EIN)
- Workers Compensation Policy Information
Once your Employment Agreement Form is filled out and signed, you should return it to our designated cooperator in your home country.
2. Unauthorized Employment
The following are examples of employment offers that are not acceptable for Work & Travel USA J-1 Visa sponsorship:
- Child care (Au pair, baby sitting)
- Adult Entertainment
- Camp Counselor
- Home Health Aide or clinical care
- Positions that are substantially commission based
- Employee for a private person (housekeeper, cook)
- Door to door sales
- Jobs deemed dangerous (meatpacking, asbestos removal)
- Jobs as a pedicab driver or rolling chair operator
- Jobs that do not provide you with proof of payment and hours you have worked
- Any position that could bring notoriety or disrepute to the Exchange Visitor Program
- Please also review the full list of Prohibited Jobs.
3. Contact an InterExchange Cooperating Agency in Your Country
The InterExchange cooperator in your home country will schedule an interview with you to review your employment offer and make sure you are eligible for the program. If you are accepted into the program, InterExchange will serve as your J-1 Visa sponsor.
Your job offer alone does not guarantee that you will be approved for a visa. InterExchange will assist you in the process of securing the visa, but the U.S. government makes the final decision about whether it will be granted.
4. Keep in Contact With Your Employer
As a participant in our Self-Placement program, you should communicate directly with your employer about details such as housing, transportation and your work start date. InterExchange helps with the visa process; the rest of the details are up to you and your employer.
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