Temur, a Work & Travel USA Participant from Uzbekistan.
Temur, a Work & Travel USA Participant from Uzbekistan.
Photo courtesy of Temur Mamadaminov

If you already have an Employment Offer from a U.S. employer, InterExchange can serve as your J-1 Visa sponsor through our Self-Placement program, as well as provide assistance, support, and resources throughout your program. Please follow the steps below if you and your employer want to participate in this program. Be sure to review the prohibited jobs list to ensure that your job meets InterExchange criteria.

Complete Employment Offer From Your Employer in the USA

The Employment Offer form must be filled out by your employer and it must 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 Offer and Agreement Form is completed and signed, you should return it to our International Cooperator in your home country.

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 and provide assistance and support throughout your program.

Your Employment 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 in granting a visa.

InterExchange Verifies Your Job Offer Details

InterExchange will contact your employer to review the Employment Offer details. Your employer must provide the following documents before InterExchange can approve your position:

  • Employer Identification Number (Federal Tax Identification Number) 
  • Business License
  • Workers’ compensation deck sheet or policy’s cover page

InterExchange may ask for a seasonality declaration page or revenue/occupancy numbers in order to demonstrate the seasonal nature of the positions.

Your employer can visit our Self-Placement page for employers for more specific information about the hiring process.

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 and provides support and assistance throughout the program.

For citizens of Australia or New Zealand, our program options are different from other countries. Click here to learn more.

U.S. Department of State-Designated J-1 Visa Sponsor
Alliance for International Exchange
Exclusive partner of the Erasmus Student Network for J-1 Visa sponsorship of internships in the U.S.
European-American Chamber of Commerce New York
Generation Study Abroad
Global Ties U.S.
International Au Pair Association
WYSE Travel Confederation