InterExchange Career Training USA can help you enhance your business with international interns by providing J-1 Visa sponsorship for individuals you have already hired for an internship program.
Read about our host employers' experiences with the Career Training USA program!
Why should you host a J-1 intern or trainee at your company? Hosting not only gives the intern or trainee an amazing opportunity to learn about life and work in the United States, but it also brings an array of benefits to your company as well.
Interns and trainees who participate in our program are dedicated to learning about American culture and values, as well as sharing the culture and values of their home country with you. Their fresh perspectives and new ideas can invigorate you and your employees, and many host employers tell us that they learn as much as they teach.
The primary objectives of InterExchange Career Training USA are to enhance the skills and expertise of exchange visitors in their academic or occupational fields through structured and guided programs that improve participants’ knowledge of American techniques, methodologies, and technology. Participation in our Career Training USA program must not be used as a substitute for ordinary employment or work purposes nor may it be used to displace American workers. Internship programs are work-based learning opportunities in an intern’s or recent graduate’s academic field that enable the intern to develop practical skills that will enhance his or her future career and bridge the gap between formal education and practical work experience. Trainee programs include bona-fide training and are not simply additional work experience.
The program increases international participants’ understanding of American culture, while also enhancing Americans’ knowledge of foreign cultures, customs and practices. Through this program, the U.S. government builds partnerships, promotes mutual understanding, and develops relationships and extended networks that will last through generations as participants move into leadership roles in a broad range of occupational fields in their home countries.
Interns & Trainees What's the Difference?
All of the participants in the InterExchange Career Training USA program come to the U.S. to gain professional experience and learn about U.S. business practices.
Interns are current students or recent graduates of a university abroad.
Trainees are young, working professionals who wish to enhance their current non-U.S. experience through a U.S. training program.
Read more about participant eligibility.