5 Reasons to Intern in the U.S. with InterExchange

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You already know that taking on an international internship in the U.S. will teach you valuable career and life skills, as well as significantly improve your employability. Take the next step to make it happen: J-1 Visa sponsorship with InterExchange Intern USA, the exclusive partner of the Erasmus Student Network (ESN) for J-1 Visa sponsorship for U.S internships.

We’ll share a few reasons why you should take the leap, but don’t just take our word for it. We asked our J-1 Intern alumni why they chose InterExchange, and here’s what they had to say:

Fast application review

We will review your application in just 10 days from application completion date. We understand that timing is important when you’re fitting internships into your university schedule, so we also have an expedited processing option (for an extra fee) in which we’ll issue documents within five business days of receiving a complete application.

Our application review time is just 10 days!
Our application review time is just 10 days!
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“When I applied, I chose the expedited process, and everything was ready within five days. I was helped throughout the process and I know I could contact InterExchange for any problem I might have had.” - Anonymous

“I cannot praise highly enough the one-to-one assistance I received from my contact at InterExchange, who responded to my emails very promptly and was able to give me any assistance I needed. This help, and the rapid approval of my visa paperwork, made the bureaucratic aspects of coming to work in the U.S. almost painless.” Matthew D., Ireland

Exceptional customer service

You’ll hear back from us right away, and we’re here for you throughout the duration of your program. We want to make the process as easy for you as possible, so you can email or phone (+1 212.924.0446) us at our office, or just click on the chat icon that appears at the lower right hand corner of most pages on our website during business hours. We’re always happy to answer any questions you have.

Call us anytime with your questions.
Call us anytime with your questions.
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“Very good services, fast answers at my (many) questions, always very kind. I would STRONGLY recommend it.” - Lucrezia B., Italy

“The availability, the simplicity, and the effort that InterExchange agents I have interacted with put in helping me.” -Khadidiatou S., Senegal

“The support that I’ve experienced whilst being here on the program has been amazing; I would let anyone know this that everyone is so helpful and will answer any questions” - Ngahuia H., New Zealand

“The friendliness of the people at InterExchange that you interact with, efficient and reliable process to get the J-1 visa, an organisation that supports you from the beginning to the end of your internship in case you encounter any difficulties.” -Louis A., United Kingdom

Full support throughout your internship

We ensure you have the most meaningful and beneficial exchange experience - both personally and professionally. We vet your host employer and your program to make sure you’re going to a great internship; we’ll also stay in touch with you to make sure it stays great. We feature resources on our website to help you find housing, learn about your host city, and travel around the U.S. You’ll even receive monthly updates about amazing events happening all around the country.

Experience meaningful exchange and be a part of U.S. culture.
Experience meaningful exchange and be a part of U.S. culture.
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“The resources, especially the initial introductory videos are extremely useful, particularly if it is your first time travelling to the States.” Barun P., India

“Every aspect of the program is carefully evaluated and planned. The intern is put at first and provided with the best tools to succeed.” Mauro D., Italy

Gain access to our networks

Participants can access our intern/trainee participant network and our alumni network when your program concludes. Expand your business and social networks with other interns from around the world - you never know who you’ll meet at an event! Past events have included professional basketball and baseball games, tours of the United Nations, outdoor film screenings, sightseeing including MoMA and the Empire State Building, live music and billiards, ice skating, and numerous volunteer opportunities.

Network with other interns at our events
Network with other interns at our events
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“Availability, kindness, professionalism, the organization of interesting and pleasant events to get involved in the local culture while meeting other participants.” Federico C., Italy

“Recently, I attended a trip to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, organized by Kristen at InterExchange. The gardens were beautiful and it was great to meet people from all over the world and who were in the same position as me - still finding their feet and wanting to make new friends.” Florence B., U.K.

“I can’t say just one [memorable experience]: Biking to work from Brooklyn into Manhattan over the Williamsburg Bridge during the summer; huge snowball fight at Times Square the past winter during the snowstorm; late nights going out with friends and colleagues.” - Waldo B., Belgium

“They helped a lot with the integration, the Google group conversation is a very good idea; I met a lot of friends thanks to this group.” Lea R., France

“I have been with some friends to a tailgate party at a college campus before a football match. It is incredible how much enthusiasm for all day long.” - Riccardo O., Italy

Low fees and a discount for ESN members!

$100 off the already low program fee for programs of six months or less. You can also take $200 off for programs longer than six months when you use the discount code.

Save money with our exclusive ESN discount!
Save money with our exclusive ESN discount!
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Learn more about InterExchange’s Intern USA program.

Still looking for an internship in the U.S.? Learn all you need to know about searching, applying and interviewing with our resources.

Questions about interning in the U.S.? Contact us!

Allison By

Allison joined the InterExchange team in 2011 and holds a B.A. in International Affairs and an M.A. in Higher Education. She oversees the daily operations of the Career Training USA program where she has the privilege of working with students and professionals from around the world pursuing U.S. internships and training programs. Allison is originally from Massachusetts and studied abroad in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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