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Happy Spring! In this edition of our Career Training USA newsletter, you'll find helpful tips on finding an internship and creating a U.S.-style resume, how one intern is living the dream in Los Angeles, and what participants love about their host cities!
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InterExchange Events Snapshot
One of the highlights of winter in New York is the annual Lunar New Year parade. This year, InterExchange hosted a large group excursion to watch costumed dancers and dragons march through Chinatown in downtown Manhattan and celebrate the Year of the Rooster.
Applications for Visa Sponsorship for 2017 Programs
We are currently accepting applications for J-1 Visa sponsorship for all 2017 programs. Make your resume stand out with an internship or training program in the U.S.! Ready to get started? Apply now!
Apply With A Friend
We’re offering a special discount for applicants who apply directly to InterExchange with a friend. You can each get $150 off your program fees! Read the full details.
Faster Processing Times
We’ve cut our regular processing time down from two weeks to just ten days! We also offer 3 business day expedited processing for an additional fee. See our Costs & Fees page for more details.
Career Training USA Community – Connect With Us!
Are you ready to intern in the U.S.? We want to help you move from just dreaming about an internship to your first day with your new host employer!
The first thing is preparing to apply. Create a winning U.S.-style resume and supporting documents, get connected on LinkedIn and search for internship positions online. If you’ve got a great idea for a project, you might want to create your own internship proposal to send to prospective hosts. Make sure your interview goes smoothly by preparing for questions in advance.
Once you’ve found your perfect internship, you can apply for sponsorship with InterExchange by signing up on our website. Our application process is clearly laid out and if you have any questions, you can always contact us. If it seems challenging, just remember why you’re doing it and why it will be worth it!
Interning in the U.S. with InterExchange will be the experience of a lifetime. Max found his colleagues friendly and supportive, and benefited working alongside experienced colleagues. Through Florence's communications internship, she was able to take part in International Day of Peace at the United Nations General Assembly!
For more on interning in the U.S., read our Student Guide!
Living the Dream in La La Land
"Through my internship, I've also done some pretty cool things so far, like attend the opening of one of the new Facebook/Instagram offices here in Los Angeles. Both Facebook and Instagram are platforms that I use on a daily basis, so visiting the office was surreal. I even went into their Facebook Live room and created a Facebook Live with one of my coworkers. All of my family and friends back home were able to see me, which I thought was awesome: my first Facebook Live and what better location than at the Facebook office itself! As part of my internship, I also attended a concert for one of the artists we work with, Beartooth. They performed at The Regent in Downtown Los Angeles while on their Aggressive tour, and it was the first rock show I've ever attended."
Our participants live across the United States. We asked them for their favorite things to do in their host cities, and their responses make us want to explore more!
“1) Broadway scenes! There are just way too many of them. 2) Sightseeing at the Central Park. It is so serene and beautiful. 3) There are so many coffee and dining places!! Awesome.” Mohd Faisal Bin Abdullah Bada from Malaysia on New York, NY
“Eating and going to live shows all around Los Angeles area. Going to the beach, because is really close and is fun.” Mauro Belgiovine from Italy on Pasadena, CA
“D.C. is such a cultural hub with so much to do! Museums, concerts, sports events- there is something to interest everyone.” Sarah Pereira from New Zealand on Washington, DC
InterExchange is a non-profit organization with more than 40 years of experience promoting cultural awareness through our affordable and exciting work & travel, professional training, internship, au pair, camp, language learning, and volunteer programs within the U.S. and abroad. InterExchange is designated by the U.S. Department of State to sponsor the J-1 Visa for international visitors who would like to engage in cultural exchange by visiting the U.S. for a defined period of time. Our Career Training USA program helps students and young professionals from around the globe enjoy internships and training programs across the USA.
We help international visitors take advantage of the cultural opportunities offered by their local host communities in the U.S. Similarly, we encourage U.S. host employers to promote cultural learning by introducing international visitors to uniquely American values, customs, history, and activities while simultaneously learning about the countries and cultures of visiting participants. Strengthening these relationships achieves the goals of mutual cultural exchange and allows us to build a global community - one person at a time.