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ICD USA Service

Each year thousands of students and young professionals from the entire world arrive to the USA in order to obtain valuable professional experience, global job skills, improved English skills, or simply to have an unforgettable life experience!

The main hurdle is to find a fitting placement company. ICD USA offers professional services that include, but are not limited to:
  • Step-by-step guidance during the application process.
  • Help with resume and cover letter writing, according to the US format.
  • Internship/Training Placement.
  • Internship/Training Placement Plan and Agreements (DS-7002 form.)
  • Assistance in obtaining DS-2019 form.
  • Guidance and advice on housing, language school (if desired), etc.
  • Information on visas, visa interview, airline tickets and much more!

Program Requirements

Since 2007, the US Government makes a distinction between an Intern Program and Trainee Program.

You can apply for an Intern Program, if you are a foreign national
  1. who is currently enrolled in and pursuing academic studies abroad,
  2. who has graduated from an overseas institution no more than 12 months prior to the start date of his or her exchange visitor program.
MAXIMUM INTERN PROGRAM DURATION: 12 months + 30 days Grace Period.
You can apply for a Trainee Program, if you are a foreign national
  1. who has a degree or professional certificate from a post-secondary academic institution abroad and at least one year of related work experience acquired outside the United States,
  2. has five years of related work experience acquired outside the United States.
MAXIMUM TRAINEE PROGRAM DURATION: 18 months + 30 days Grace Period.
Requirements for all participants
  • Academic field of study, major, qualification and work experience must correspond to the desired sphere of the Internship/Training.
  • English level must meet requirements to perform successfully in the proposed intern/training position.
  • Proof of sufficient financial funds for the period of the program is required. Internship/Training is meant to give foreign nationals professional experience and knowledge of US business practices. In certain fields, only unpaid positions are generally available. In such cases, the participant must provide adequate funds for the entire duration, at least $900 per month. Required funds decreases on the amount of your salary for paid positions.
For example:
Duration of the program: 6 months
Stipend per month: $500
The aggregate stipend: 6*$500=$3000
Required funds for the first month $1200
Required proof of funds for 2-6 months: 5*$1000=$5000
Participant’s required funds: $1200+5000-3000= $3200

Duration of the program

The minimum period of the program is 2 months, but many employers are looking for an intern/trainee for at least 6 months. Although extending the contract to the maximum period (12/18 months) is possible, this involves an extra cost for the new DS-2019 form issuance. We recommend you determine the optimum period of the Internship/Training in advance. After the end of the Internship/Training period, the participants have the right to an additional 30 days, which can be spent on leisure time and travelling within the USA.


Compensation

Compensation varies by company and basically depends on business field, participants’ work experience and other factors. A modest stipend is not uncommon. For many US college students internships are a mandatory part of their degree programs. In such cases college credits are offered for completing an internship with certain requirements as if the student has completed a class. Colleges encourage US companies to offer internships for college credit. The idea behind it is to help students get their first experience while still in college. Some US companies are interested in international internship program, but offer the same conditions as for local students: College credit – meaning unpaid for international candidates.

How can you benefit from an unpaid internship?

Receiving free English classes in the field of your choice, instead of paying $500 per week for a boring classroom practice. Not only to improve your English, but your communications skills as well. Competition in the internship market is very high, so an unpaid 2-5 months position could be a good career start. Even an unpaid internship program will benefit your future career, as you will be getting not only work experience in your field of study but also experience for life (working in a new environment, organization skills, communication skills, and you name it!) We have a lot of positions to choose from, so you can find the most interesting and exciting fit for you. Gain invaluable cultural experience in a new environment Expand your global network


Check out sample of our current open positions:

Online Media and Marketing Internship

This company is a dynamic and productive economic development nonprofit whose mission is to foster the well-being of disadvantaged communities by helping to increase neighborhood commercial vitality, strengthen small businesses, create jobs and encourage diversity.

Essential Functions:
  • Work with current online marketing team to develop new strategies and techniques for reaching people-Work with different media's to deliver brand names and images in a way that attracts attention.
  • Work closely with business owners to identify their needs, goals and the necessary resources to meet those goals.
  • Conduct outreach/engagement activities with clients in order to build an ongoing, emphatic, trusting relationship.
  • Conduct ongoing assessment of client needs, strengths and resources in order to provide appropriate support services and linkages with other providers.
  • Create client information packets.
  • Develop and maintain working relationships with outside agencies ensuring that clients and staff have maximum access to community resources.
  • Assist with the implementation of client action plans.-Create client ongoing communications and e-blasts.
  • Help develop and facilitate support, educational and training groups/activities for clients.-Assist with the creation of program documents and communications.-Respond to client inquiries as needed.
  • Assist with program data collection to track and monitor program activities.

The ideal candidate will need to be culturally competent in working with target population. Must be able to communicate effectively with individuals with diverse backgrounds. This position will serve as an advocate to the participants to ensure clients’ unique needs are met. Successful candidate must possess strong communication skills and problem management strategies. Must be organized, detail-oriented, with excellent interpersonal skills. Ability to work independently in community based settings; commitment to working as part of a team.

Location: SF, CA

Duration: 3-6 months

Compensation: $500
Marketing and Project Management Internship

Company is a global translation agency located in the downtown Boston. You will have an opportunity to make international contacts, as well as learn about the technology and processes involved in the world of modern language services. We give our interns real responsibilities with direct impact on the company's bottom line. We value the contribution of every member of our team.

Main activities include: Marketing
  • Maintaining American and International Marketing campaigns
  • Preparing and translating Marketing material
  • Supporting Marketing manager with daily activities (blogs, social media, email marketing)
  • Data mining: Researching new contacts and establishing connections to global clients
Project Management
  • Managing major client accounts: initial planning, estimating services, delivering final files, invoicing. When required: organizing production-related client meetings, coordinating process review on main accounts.
  • Assembling teams of freelance translators and editors for each project and managing in-house resources and external vendors efficiently and cost effectively.
  • Exercising sound judgment in keeping involved parties informed at all times. Keeping clients updated regarding potential difficulties and/or issues affecting cost and turn-around time.
Requirements:
  • Bachelor Students of Business Administration or related studies; some experience in the field of marketing and or translation/interpretation could be advantageous
  • Academic or work experience in an international environment is advantageous Excellent presentation and interpersonal abilities
  • Superior organizational skills
  • Ability to communicate accurately detailed instructions to multilingual vendors A detail-oriented and service-oriented personality is mandatory, as well as a strong sense of accountability
  • Proficiency with computers and most common software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Acrobat); Knowledge of Desktop Publishing Software (QuarkXPress, InDesign, or Framemaker) is an asset, but not required
Location: Boston, MA

Duration: 3-6 months

Stipend: transportation stipend
Development, International Policy, & Fundraising Internship

Company is a private investment bank that makes direct debt investments, participates in debt facilities, and arranges equity placements for small to lower middle market companies. The company’s innovative approach allows it to provide the best financing available both for companies in excellent financial condition and for those businesses that may have been refused credit by traditional lenders.

The Internship Program provides talented students and recent graduates with a three- month (or longer) training opportunity designed to encourage professional and personal development. We encourage out-of-the-box thinking and value fresh perspectives.

The responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Preparation of materials for the Board of Directors, Executive Committee, Management Committee, and Program Committee meetings, including agendas, reports, and charts and graphs;
  • Drafting acknowledgement letters;
  • Proofing, editing and formatting grant proposals and program reports;
  • Assist with the monitoring and tracking of new concept papers, project proposals and extensions;
  • Researching current and potential donor prospects;
Qualifications:
  • Student enrolled in a relevant graduate or undergraduate degree program or a recent graduate (if you are planning to continue your education within the next six months);- Background and interest in international relations or security studies desirable;
  • Good writing ability; • Development experience desirable;- Fluency in English a must. Proficiency in other languages is an advantage, especially Russian, Chinese, Arabic and Farsi.
  • The ability and drive to perform in a fast-paced international environment;
  • PC literate (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook); Internet-research savvy;
  • Team player, highly motivated, flexible, and able to efficiently handle multiple task
Location: : New York

Department/Team: Development

Period: 3-6 months
HR Recruiting Internship

Company is a boutique sourcing firm specialized in Healthcare, Financial Services and Retail industries.

Position Summary:
  • Perform all aspects of the recruiting and staffing process including job order prioritization, initial resume review and screen, candidate short-list/selection, scheduling internal/external interviews, references validations, back ground checks, drug screens, etc.
  • Daily management and update of Applicant Tracking System
  • Support HR strategies that result in increased employee engagement and commitment
  • Provide administrative support in staffing process.
Requirements:
  • Prior experience managing the full life-cycle recruitment process with a successful track record of recruiting in the IT Technology Arena.
  • Solid understanding of Information Technology.
  • Experience with applicant tracking system.
  • Strong interviewing and negotiating skills.
  • Understand and test candidate’s technical abilities.
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to prioritize tasks.
  • Strong time management, multi-tasking, follow-through and organizational skills.
Duration: Initially 3-6 months 

Location: San Francisco

Stipend: $500
Information Technology Internship

Position Summary: The Intern provides support and guidance for users, manages the Windows Server, accounts and policies among other responsibilities.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:
  • Provide technical support and guidance to local users
  • Maintain and administer Windows Server 2003
  • Create and maintain user accounts and group policies in Active Directory
  • Manage users in Email Server
  • Setup laptop/desktop computers and install necessary software
QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS:
  • This position demands a dynamic individual with a demonstrated ability to achieve results in a demanding and fast paced environment.
  • Strong problem solving skills.
  • Hands-on experience with Windows Server 2003, Active Directories, Firewall, Router/Switch configuration, and wireless network.
  • Experience with Operating System (Windows XP) installation and configuration.
  • Expert Knowledge of Windows XP/Vista, and Office 2003/2007
  • Knowledge of Adobe Acrobat, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, and etc.
  • Knowledge of Network Security, LAN/WAN architecture, VoIP
  • Knowledge of Cisco
Location: : Los Angeles

Duration: 12 months

Stipend: $10 per hour
International Logistics

International Logistics Internship in Los Angeles, CA

This company was established in 2007 out of a natural instinct and an innate desire to combine art, design, and relevant culture the brand has expanded to include a collection of separates, dresses, outerwear and delicates.

Led by a creative director the company emits a vibrant energy reflecting an international aesthetic with the mission to support creativity, inspire and empower. It is a clothing line for those addicted to fashion. What began as a small online boutique has evolved into a brand that is a fave of bloggers and celebrities, and which is currently stocked in department stores and premium boutiques all over the world. Integral to our success has been a strong focus on product –clothing that is both cutting-edge and wearable.

Logistics is the management process of planning, implementing, and controlling the physical and information flows concerned with materials and final goods from the point of origin to the point of usage. International logistics involves the management of these resources in a company's supply chain across at least one international border.

Requirements
  • Knowledge of international commerce—international banking issues, sales and payment terms, customs regulations, and international supply chain processes;
  • Detail-oriented; negotiating skills;
  • Effective communication skills; fluency in a foreign language recommended;
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks; awareness and appreciation of different cultures; diplomatic.
Responsibilities
  • Coordinate with overseas vendors to manage import activities in order to meet service level expectations.
  • Assist in managing shipment and custom activities for import services.
  • Maintain good relationship with vendors and service providers to improve overall business performance.
  • Work with vendors to identify and eliminate logistics obstacles to ensure safe and timely shipping of products.
  • Develop standard operating procedures and scheduling/shipping practices for efficiently carrying out logistics activities.
  • Review customer orders to determine items to be stocked and shipped.
  • Create and maintain detailed financial reporting on all import activities including order management, logistics and shipping.

Duration: 3-6 months

Location: LA, CA

Stipend: lunch and transportation
Business Marketing/Sales Internship

COMPANY is a Vacation service company providing services to international clientele. Founded in 1993, company is a fast-paced rapidly growing industry leader currently employing over 200 employees.

Main Tasks/Responsibilities:

Interns will learn major aspects of the travel business, rotating through several departments within the organization including Customer Service, Product Knowledge, Database/Computer Software training, Communications, and Sales & Marketing.

Academic Background Professional/Practical Experience:
  • Applicants should be in the process of earning or have earned a degree in Tourism, Sales and Marketing, or Business Management
  • Applicants should be fast learners and adapt to different departments easily
Skills/Knowledge/Language Proficiencies:
  • Fluency in English Required as well as fluency in one or more of the following languages: Portuguese, French, Russian
  • Proficient In Microsoft Outlook, Word, Powerpoint, and Excel
Other Relevant Details:
  • No Smokers
Lengths: 12 months

Location: To be Discussed 

Stipend:To be Discussed 
Web Developer Internship

We are looking for a Wordpress/Web Developer intern to help lead the way for our future endeavors. If you can learn, create, and build websites at the speed of light, you may be perfect for this role. Our ideal candidate is a self-taught learner with a good eye for web design, who is driven and looking to dive into the creative capabilities of the internet. If you like interesting projects and people, then this is the internship job for you.

ABOUT THE COMPANY:

We are a full service branding and digital marketing agency based in New York City. We are a team of approximately six people, most of whom work remotely. We currently specialize in branding, market strategy, web design, and social media marketing. We came from corporate advertising agencies and broke away to start our own creative, happy, chill, awesome agency. We love creating beautiful brands, websites, and creative campaigns for clients without the drama. What we care about most is trust, transparency, continual learning, enjoying our work, and being good people. That involves surrounding ourselves around other amazing people.

We focus on passionate tech startups, the skiing industry, real estate, and global problem solving organizations and conferences. We like to think big; ultimately about contributing back to the world.

TYPICAL PROJECTS:
  • Maintain/update Wordpress websites
  • Build new websites using existing Wordpress or Shopify themes
  • Edit the code of existing Wordpress or Shopify themes
  • Design websites from scratch
  • Convert your html/css files onto a CMS platform
MANDATORY SKILLS:
  • Wordpress and Shopify master (build and editing)
  • Html/CSS/JavaScript
  • Understand web servers and domain hosts
  • Updating Wordpress themes
ADDITIONAL AWESOME SKILLS:
  • Graphic design: Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator, Sketch
  • Knowledge of project management tools like ASANA, Google Drive, Basecamp, Trello, and Slack
  • Email marketing programs
  • Video shooting and editing
Duration : 3-12 months

Compensation: To be discussed

 Location: New York, NY
PR/Events Internship in NYC

Since 1960, we have worked with more than 400 cities, regions, states and countries helping them attract both investors and visitors. Based in New York City with 45 professionals nationwide, our firm creates award-winning economic development and tourism marketing campaigns.

Perhaps this seems a bit lofty or idealistic. But consider this: each year, our travel and economic development clients help create hundreds of jobs by bringing investment – in the form of visitor dollars or manufacturing facilities, for example – to their communities, often raising one generation from poverty into the middle class, increasing citizens’ quality of life and opening doors for the next generation to pursue higher education and become part of a skilled workforce.

Job Description:
  • Primary Responsibilities
  • Writing pitches, press releases and other materials for media developing and implementing
  • Pitching Projects
  • Creating marketing presentations and materials
  • Event coordination
  • Monthly reporting and client communications
  • Research and database management
Qualifications:
  • A degree in public relations, English, Economics, International/American Studies, marketing or journalism is strongly preferred
  • A goal-oriented, “can do” attitude and creative problem-solving abilities
  • A self-starter who is independently-motivated and has the discipline to meet deadlines
  • Must have prior PR agency or newsroom experience or have worked with a chamber of commerce or economic development organization in a marketing capacity
Duration: 12 months

Location: New York, NY

Stipend: $1000/month 
Public Relations/Marketing Internship in Architecture

This Company is a leading public relations and marketing firm dedicated to serving the interior design and architectural communities. We work with innovative, international and domestic clients on creative activities that range from media relations, trade shows/events, social media, newsletters, advertising placement, product launches, etc.

Our clients are both large and small, established and startup, international and domestic, but they all share our love of design and our commitment to sustainability. They are manufacturers, designers, architects, cultural institutions, associations, and trade shows. We strive to be an integral part of their business success, and relish this kind of dynamic partnership.

Responsibilities:

We look for students that have any and all of the following skills/focus: a love of writing and research, an interest in PR and marketing, a curiosity or passion for design, architecture or the decorative arts, a capability in social media, a tendency towards being organized. Knowledge of Italian, German, French, Photoshop and/or InDesign is a plus.

Day-to-day tasks include:
  • Find, scan, and organize print & digital clips
  • Work with team to create media reports for clients
  • Organize and manage press kit production
  • Sit in on client calls/strategy meetings
  • Assist with image editing, creating product sheets
  • Maintain/check editorial calendars
  • Maintain editor database
  • Look for and add relevant contacts using Contact Manager, Cision and other resources
  • Assist at events and trade shows
  • Assist with writing press releases
  • Write blog posts about design industry news & events
  • Brainstorm with team on social media promotions
  • Assist with content for social media networks including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest
  • Assist with office management tasks (ordering of supplies, etc.)
Location: Manhattan

Duration: 3-6 months

Compensation: Transportation
Investment Banking Advisory Internship

Company is a private investment bank that makes direct debt investments, participates in debt facilities, and arranges equity placements for small to lower middle market companies. The company’s innovative approach allows it to provide the best financing available both for companies in excellent financial condition and for those businesses that may have been refused credit by traditional lenders.

We are seeking a highly motivated recent graduate or college Junior/ Senior to join our team as an intern. Sitting in on weekly regional management calls, creating and updating asset profiles, and calling tenants, brokers, and agents are some of the activities that you will engage in while at the corporate office. Ultimately, the team members will be directing you towards obtaining the knowledge and experience in order to buy lease and manage industrial real estate.

Focuses of the internship are to expose the candidate(s) to the investment banking industry and develop skills necessary to administrate capital source relationships, create financial transaction summaries, learn how to analyze and model financial statements and understand the criteria used to determine eligibility for investments and other financial products. Qualified candidate(s) will receive mentoring from highly successful senior analysts, associates, underwriters and investment banking professionals. The position is hands on and includes all facets of the corporate finance and investment banking business, including assisting in administration, operations, and analyst duties.

English proficiency is an absolute requirement!

Location: San Francisco, CA

Duration: 6-12 months

Compensation: $500 per month
Copywriting/Editing Internship

Learn how to be a master blogger and social media publishing machine! We are looking for a diligent writer with impeccable editing skills to assist us in brainstorming, creating, and transforming ideas into stories for articles, blogs, and publications. You will be responsible for both writing, and editing, articles and ad copy.

ABOUT THE COMPANY:

We are a full service branding and digital marketing strategy agency based in New York City. We are a team of approximately six people, most of whom work remotely. We currently specialize in branding, market strategy, web design, and social media marketing. We came from corporate advertising agencies and broke away to start our own creative, happy, chill, awesome agency. We love creating beautiful brands, websites, and creative campaigns for clients without the drama. What we care about most is trust, transparency, continual learning, enjoying our work, and being good people. That involves surrounding ourselves around other amazing people. We focus on passionate tech startups, the skiing industry, real estate, and global problem solving organizations and conferences. We like to think big; ultimately about contributing back to the world.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Produce and edit content for our clients' various forms of digital marketing.
  • Perform in-depth research on the products and brands involved.
  • Determine what makes our products appealing to consumers.
  • Revise, edit, and proofread content as needed.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced startup environment
  • Explore different ideas and concepts for both the visual and verbal elements in tandem with the Fox Theory.
Qualifications
  • Have studied or are studying Communications, Journalism or equivalent coursework
  • Have a firm understanding of market principles, especially as they pertain to digital
  • Proficiency in MS Office and Google Drive
  • Ability to thrive in a collaborative atmosphere
  • Proficient in Wordpress, or similar CMS, and Web publishing - a PLUS!
  • Professional experience in social media marketing - a PLUS.
Additional Attributes
  • Able to balance multiple tasks and produce content quickly, calmly, accurately, and proficiently under r tight deadlines.
  • Energetic self-starter with the ability to work independently, and as part of a team.
  • Understand how to take the initiative and follow-up when needed to stay within schedule
  • Thrives in a collaborative environment where others can voice their approaches and provide feedback.
  • Able to provide portfolio of copywriting/editing experience
Compensation: To be discussed

Duration: 3-6 months+
Brand Manager/Marketing Internship

Experience Art, History, Culture, and Diversity. No matter what you're interested in, New York has something for you! From night life to physical activities like Kayaking in the Hudson, you can find it here with an internship that will also boost your career and give you excellent international experience!

We're looking for a highly creative marketing expert to help us spread the word. We're pretty sure people have already seen enough banner ads and pop-ups; we're looking to creatively get people's attention and fan the flames to start a wildfire. We're talking viral here. The right candidate is creative, unconventional and knows what it takes to make one great little idea explode into something huge.

This position is with is a privately funded company offering an online bookmarking, file sharing, and organizational tool. The utility is available in 13 languages, and as of 2014 had users in 154 countries. We have a dynamic, fast-paced environment and offer an excellent opportunity for leadership, creativity and personal success.

Responsibilities:
  • Create newsletters, email campaigns, online promotions, etc.
  • Provide support to social media efforts to target new audiences.
  • Assist with special events to promote company and increase attendance.
  • Collaborate on team presentations for management and clients.
Requirements:
  • Pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing
  • Possess excellent written and verbal communication and customer service skills.
  • Possess creativity, flexibility, variety, and growth potential.
  • Should be open-minded, a fast learner, enthusiastic, and adaptable.
Location: New York, NY

Duration: 3-6 months

Stipend: $100 per week 
Computer Architecture Internship

We are looking for talented students in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) fields who want to do something meaningful, challenging and interesting, but don’t always know about all the ways they can leverage their knowledge until they get exposed to the “real world.”

The computer architecture intern will be participating in the design, architecture and implementation of parallel computing platforms for mobile applications. Working in a small team with direct impact on the final product of the team – a parallel runtime system, parallel applications and tools for parallel programming. Interns will finish their project with a presentation to the team and a technical report.

Qualifications and Requirements:
  • BS or MS in Computer Science, working towards PhD
  • Good programming skills in C/C++ on Linux and Android based platforms
  • Experience writing GUI applications, computer graphics and games is a big plus
  • Scripting languages
  • Good knowledge of the principles of parallel computing, runtime systems
  • Experience with CILK, TBB, OpenMP or OmpSs, task based programming models in general
  • Interest in and experience with parallel programming and computing
  • Heterogeneous system architecture, OpenCL, CUDA, GPGPU and other accelerators
  • Familiarity with open source tools, the compiler toolchain and multi core architecture
  • Experience with parallel programming on multi core systems
  • Good presentation skills help a lot
Candidates are also expected to have taken courses in two or more of the following: areas:
  • Computer Organization and Assembly Language
  • Principles of Programming Languages
  • Software Design and Development
  • Operating Systems
  • Compiler Theory
  • Computer Architecture
  • Computer Graphics
  • Automata Theory and Formal Languages
  • Software Engineering
  • Principles of Computer Security
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Parallel and Distributed Processing
  • Signal Processing
  • Probability and Statistics
  • Linear Algebra
Activity:
  • Analyze and understand API
  • Collaborate with the HW team that designs the platform
  • Write and explore simple runtime systems based on open source code
  • Write tests and simple applications and debug them
  • Performance analysis of existing and your own applications
  • Document your work and present it to the team
Location: San Jose, CA
Duration: 4-12 months

Compensation: will be discussed
Graphic Design internship

Agency is an award winning boutique strategic branding and marketing agency.

The ideal candidate would be a junior or senior in college, or recently graduated and is looking for real-world – hands-on experience.

Company prides itself in developing, building and growing the world’s most unique brands and values distinction, timelessness and quality craftsmanship. We are a diverse and multicultural agency that is driven by a passion for excellence and true creativity.

Over the last two years the agency has won over 15 awards in a broad range of categories and contests, including for brand identity development, integrated advertising and interactive design. The agencies latest work can also be found in the upcoming edition of logo lounge, where 5 of our latest logo designs are featured.

Intern will work alongside Agency Directors, including creative and marketing, and the responsibilities may include assisting in:
  • Full screen, Mobile and Responsive Websites Design
  • Unique size and shape print material
  • Catalogs, Brochures, and Packaging
  • Email and Social Media Content
  • Logo and Brand Identities (icons and wordmarks)
  • Print and Online Ads
Duration: 3-5 months

Location: Sherman Oaks (LA area), CA
Real Estate/Property Management Internship

We are a comprehensive real estate property management company. We actively manage real estate investments that gross up to 10 Million in annual revenue in the New York Metropolitan Area. Additional services offered include commercial leasing, residential leasing, construction management, commercial financing & advisory capabilities.

This internship opportunity is designed to offer students experience in many aspects of the residential property management industry.

Intern will learn about the day-to-day business functions and decision making of the organization as well as interface with all levels of management.

The intern will work at the Corporate Office and Residential Communities with duties in leasing, office administration, processing service requests, marketing and resident activities. Related to the daily operations of residential property management.

Location: Manhattan, NYC

Duration: 3-12 months

Stipend: based on skills and duration
Business Analyst/Finance Internship

We are a dynamic and growing luxury real estate firm and established industry leader on the internet, supported by cutting edge technology and a creative business approach that distinguishes us from the competition. Based in Manhattan, we have a large in-house creative services division well-versed in both traditional and innovative real estate marketing strategies.

We are interested in sharing our expertise with motivated individuals looking to learn more about social media (Facebook, YouTube & Twitter) marketing techniques and communication. During this experience, you will have the opportunity to contribute your ideas toward handling new challenges; you will also develop your communication skills and will become more efficient in your work organization and time management. Most importantly, you will be taught new technologies!

Responsibilities
  • Collecting and analyzing data and traffic on various websites
  • Analyzing customer behavior
  • Financial analysis
  • Updating and maintaining existing financial models
  • Supporting management with various reports
  • Working directly with Chief Financial Officer
Requirements
  • Undergraduate or recently graduated student pursuing a major in Business Administration, Accounting, Economics, Statistics, Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field.
  • Strong interest in e-business and technology
  • Analytically-minded
  • Excellent math skills
  • Self-motivated, organized
  • Experience with Google Analytics or similar program a plus
  • Experience in analysis-related field a plus
Skills Required:
  • Advanced Excel, Analytics, Analytical Approach, PowerPoint
Preferred:
  • Salesforce, QuickBooks, Visual Basic
Compensation: $1000/month

Location: Manhattan, NYC

Duration: 12 months
Film & Digital Media Internship

We are producers of ideas & content. We are creative partners in problem solving. Whether you are The Coca-Cola Company or an entrepreneur, we create ideas and content that connect you to your audience. Whether it is a corporate commercial, a documentary, a red-carpet event, or a mobile platform we believe that when it comes to connecting brands to fans, video is the future (and we have been at it for 14 years). Unlike traditional production companies, we offer branding alongside video. That means we build the digital and physical assets, from websites to business cards that tell your story.

We are looking for assistant editor interns, motion graphics/design interns, camera interns, and general production interns with skills in writing and research for a documentary project.


Location: Atlanta, GA

Duration: 3-12 months

Compensation: will be discussed
Graphic Design Internship

We're a full service creative agency specializing in branding, web, video and online marketing for awesome companies. We've been in business for 5 years now and have continued to grow, build an incredible team and work with a wide range of impressive clients.

The right candidate will be working alongside our team of designers, developers, marketers and strategists to help create truly meaningful identities and marketing campaigns.

Responsibilities include the following:
  • Helping to design websites and manage assets for clients.
  • Create print collateral.
  • Design content and imagery for social media.
  • Build assets for motion graphics for video projects.
  • Helping to build brands and identities.
Required Experience:
  • Adobe Creative Suite, Photoshop, Illustrator & InDesign: 1 year

Duration: 3-6 months

Location: Santa Monica, CA

Compensation:lunch
Accounting/Business Support Internship

Company is a luxury fashion brand with an office located in the heart of Manhattan.

The responsibilities would include assistance in:
  • Month-end closing
  • Balance Sheet and Income Statement account analysis
  • Financial statement preparation
  • Bank and Credit Card reconciliations
  • Recording daily sales and Preparation of sales report
  • Tracking and preparing inventory entries in the system
  • Cash administration
  • Inter-company reconciliation
  • Preparation and filing sales and use tax
  • Budget and Cash Flow preparation / Forecasting / Projections
  • Provide operational and financial analytical support
  • Recording Bi-Weekly Payroll
  • Processing Accounts Payable Invoices
  • Preparation and entering Journal Entries
  • Processing & Reconciliation of A/R invoices
  • Organizing and filing

Location: Manhattan, NYC

Duration: 6 months

Stipend: lunch and transportation
Fashion Design Internship

This company is a clothing line for those addicted to fashion. What began as a small online boutique has evolved into a brand that is a fave of bloggers and celebrities, and which is currently stocked in department stores and premium boutiques all over the world. Integral to our success has been a strong focus on product – clothing that is both cutting-edge and wearable.

Requirements:
  • Study in fashion design/construction related degree
Responsibilities:
  • Design research and trend forecasting
  • Creating technical sketches of garments
  • Measuring garments
  • Assisting to communicate fit changes.
  • Sourcing samples and fabrics
  • Assisting with photoshoot styling
  • Creating ‘selling guides' for sales agents
Location: LA, CA

Duration: 3-6 months
Sales and Marketing Internship

Work with a company in the Midwest area of Cincinnati, Ohio that specializes in tourism and entertainment. The Midwest is a great area to experience; it is often known as "America's Heartland," and is considered a cultural crossroads because of the many cultures that come together in the area. Midwesterner's are praised as being open, friendly, and straightforward.

Company is a tourism and entertainment platform that provides locals and tourists with a unique and fun experience. We have a dynamic, fast-paced environment and offer an excellent opportunity for leadership, creativity and personal success.

Responsibilities
  • Create signage, newsletters, email campaigns, online promotions, etc.
  • Provide support to social media efforts to target new audiences.
  • Assist with special events to promote company and increase attendance.
  • Collaborate on team presentations for management and clients.
Requirements
  • Pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing
  • Possess excellent written and verbal communication and customer service skills.
  • Possess creativity, flexibility, variety, and growth potential.
  • Should be open-minded, a fast learner, enthusiastic, and adaptable.
Lengths: 3-6 months

Stipend: To be discussed

Location: Cincinnati, OH
Engineering & Project Management Internship

Company is a California corporation that offers extensive knowledge in installing solar projects.

Specialties:
  • Solar Pile Driving Services, Engineering & Project Management for Solar Projects, Solar Installation and Maintenance, Solar Consultancy Services, Solar Tracker installation.
Responsibilities:
  • Controlling, Improving, planning processes for business development and internal project handovers.
  • Analyze, develop and apply strategies to grow the business and develop new markets by adding services like O&M, Electrical or adding products like Storage technology etc.
  • Apply developed strategies, measure efficiency
Duration: 6-12 months

Compensation: $10 per hour

Location: SF area CA
Research Analyst Internship
Movie Production Assistant

Company is an established marketing firm with offices in Denver, New York, Los Angeles and Toronto. We specialize in working with economic development and tourism organizations, with a focus on helping communities create economic growth and vibrancy. In short, we’re place marketers.

For this position, we are seeking a research analyst intern to assist with various market and industry research projects across the tourism and economic development divisions. The intern will report directly to our Research Director.

Responsibilities include:
  • Using public and proprietary data sources, assist with company and executive identification and research to support client programs and input information into databases as needed.
  • Assist with industry and consumer surveys, from survey development (using in-house online survey software) to preparation of final deliverables.
  • Assist with the research and preparation of company briefings and reports for clients.
  • Maintain and update internal (as well as client) datasets.
  • Regularly review targeted industry publications and brief Director on key trends topics, including domestic and international investment trends and key trade and consumer travel trends.
  • Communicate with partners/account directors in support of “thought leadership” projects.
  • Analyze vast amounts of public and private company data while utilizing propriety models and processes to develop prospect lists for direct marketing purposes.
  • Generate fresh ideas on research products and assist with implementation.

There will be an opportunity to spearhead at least three major research projects that result in white papers and reports that will be shared industry-wide.

A strong understanding of Excel and web-based research skills is preferred.

A strong command of written English is required.

Duration: 12 months

Location: Manhattan, NYC

Compensation: : $1000 per month
Sales/Marketing Internship

This position is with is a privately funded company offering an online bookmarking, file sharing, and organizational tool. The utility is available in 13 languages, and as of 2014 had users in 154 countries. We have a dynamic, fast-paced environment and offer an excellent opportunity for leadership, creativity and personal success.

Responsibilities:
  • Create newsletters, email campaigns, online promotions, etc.
  • Provide support to social media efforts to target new audiences.
  • Assist with special events to promote company and increase attendance.
  • Collaborate on team presentations for management and clients.
Requirements:
  • Pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing
  • Possess excellent written and verbal communication and customer service skills.
  • Possess creativity, flexibility, variety, and growth potential.
  • Should be open-minded, a fast learner, enthusiastic, and adaptable.
Lengths: 3-6 months
Location: New York, NY

Stipend:  $100 per week 
Digital Content Marketing Internship

From Miami to Montreal, Philadelphia to Paris, company is an Interactive Marketing firm with over a decade's worth of business experience. Centered on bringing the best out of the businesses of our clients, our internet marketing services and program/software integration operates under a philosophy of embracing new challenges and breaking new grounds. At the forefront of all emerging trends through our award-winning design team, proprietary PPC (paid search) software engineering, mobile app development alongside our expertise through all existing social channels, we combine the "what's new" with the "what works." Our clientele varies from small organizations needing basic Search Engine Optimization for a little more exposure to the larger corporations whose reach extends through all aspects of the digital world. When it comes to brand development, no business, no campaign is too small or too large for a brighter horizon.

Reporting to the Senior Marketing Manager, the intern is dedicated to the success of a business group’s marketing initiatives across all regions and channels. The marketing intern will partner closely with the senior manager and internal teams to develop and execute exceptional marketing programs that are on-strategy and deliver the business goals. The Marketing Intern will have the opportunity to focus on impactful marketing projects directly related to the upcoming new product launch including campaign execution across multiple channels, as well as competitive analysis and benchmarking. The role will have exposure and interaction across the organization including brand, marketing, and product teams.

Requirements:
  • Some experience launching and managing marketing campaigns either via past work, volunteer or university class-room experience
  • Strong familiarity with Microsoft office including Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Experience with multichannel marketing (including one or more online marketing channels e.g. Affiliates, Display, SEM, SEO, Social, Video) a plus
  • Strong written and verbal communications a must
  • Collaborative, team player who can build strong relationships with team members
  • Detail-oriented and organized, ability to juggle multiple projects and deadlines
Duration: 3-6 months

Location: Hollywood, Fl
Compensation: $100 per week
Wall Street Wealth Management Internship

Company was founded in 1984. Today we have become a premiere full service

East Coast Regional Investment Firm with locations stretching from Florida to Rochester, NY. We have clients in all 50 States and Overseas. Our management team serves on boards of NYSE, AMEX and NASDQ companies so we have the real time experience on the challenges facing today’s industry leaders.

  • Work with Top Producing Brokers
  • CRM- Learn good Customer Relation Management Skills
  • Learn About the Markets (Bonds-Equity-Mutual Funds-Insurance)
  • Do Research on Companies
  • Learn Wall Street from the Ground Floor
Location: The Trump Building, New York, NY 

Duration: 3-6 months

Stipend: lunch
HR Recruiting Internship

Location: Financial District, San Francisco, CA

Company is a boutique sourcing firm specialized in Healthcare, Financial Services and Retail industries.

Position Summary:
  • Perform all aspects of the recruiting and staffing process including job order prioritization, initial resume review and screen, candidate short-list/selection, scheduling internal/external interviews, references validations, back ground checks, drug screens, etc.
  • Daily management and update of Applicant Tracking System
  • Support HR strategies that result in increased employee engagement and commitment
  • Provide administrative support in staffing process.
Requirements:
  • Prior experience managing the full life-cycle recruitment process with a successful track record of recruiting in the IT Technology Arena.
  • Solid understanding of Information Technology.
  • Experience with applicant tracking system.
  • Strong interviewing and negotiating skills.
  • Understand and test candidate’s technical abilities.
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to prioritize tasks.
  • Strong time management, multi-tasking, follow-through and organizational skills.
Location: San Francisco, CA

Duration: 3-6 months 

Compensation: $500 
Art/Creative Director Internship

Company was founded in 70's and over years it has developed some of the most famous and iconic advertising in history.

What we expect from you:
  • Creativity: Delivers every idea and assignment with creativity and passion. Ability to translate a marketing need into a unique, creative brand.
  • Conceptual work: Proven conceptual ability to create smart, strategic creative campaigns. Understands partnership with copywriter and works with brand team to ensure ideas are on strategy.
  • Design skills: Knowledge of interactive design: familiarity with web design, responsive design, ios platform, desktop applications, mobile and emails.
  • Basic understanding of GUIs and design patterns. Knowledge of print design, print production and retouching required.
  • User Experience: Work closely with cross-functional teams, including business and development to create a meaningful user experience using various forms of digital media.
  • Branding knowledge: Ability to design materials true to the brand identity of product and style guidelines set.
  • Presentation: Ability to effectively articulate ideas, present to groups internally and externally.
  • Communication: Open communication with supervisor to share progress of work and design and communicates with brand team.
  • Time management: Manages time wisely across jobs, meets agreed upon deadlines and is accountable and responsible for their work.
  • Experience: Knowledge of agency functions or applicability of experience, previous design experience in digital and print.
  • Background/experience and skills
  • B.A. degree in graphic design, interactive design, advertising air other design-related program
  • Fluid in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign
Compensation: $10 per hour

Location: Manhattan, NYC

Duration: 12 months
Investment Banking Internship in Global Advisory

Company is an investment banking firm with a focus on energy and infrastructure financial advisory.

Founded over 20 years ago by senior investment bankers, company advises corporations on private capital raises, leveraged buyouts and mergers and acquisitions in energy and infrastructure industries globally.

Responsibilities:
  • Support senior bankers in researching and creating marketing pitch materials, building financial models to value potential clients, and researching companies as determined by senior bankers in the technology sector.
  • Assist in active equity and merger & acquisition transaction execution including, but not limited to: financial analysis, model creation, drafting memoranda, due diligence, attending client meetings and drafting sessions, creating data rooms, and any other support services required to assist in closing an engagement.
  • Travel to client meetings, drafting sessions, road show stops and due diligence as necessary.
  • Participate in any other requests from senior bankers or clients.
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree required; business or economics degree preferred
  • Internship or prior work experience in financial services industry preferred
  • Proven track record in university studies required
  • Detail oriented with strong analytical abilities
  • Excellent mathematical, writing, verbal and computer skills
  • Ability to adapt to new tasks with little notice
  • Ability to manage expectations of senior bankers while working on projects simultaneously
  • General understanding of accounting and finance
  • Committed to satisfying internal and external customers
Location: Manhattan, NY

Duration: 2-6 months

Stipend:  transportaion
Digital Media Internship

Company: Since 1960, we have worked with more than 400 cities, regions, states and countries helping them attract both investors and visitors. Based in New York City with 45 professionals nationwide, our firm creates award-winning economic development and tourism marketing campaigns.

Job Description:

Company is seeking an Assistant Account Executive for our Economic Development Division with 1-2 years of PR, communications, marketing and/or economics experience. The candidate must have a “passion for places” with a strong interest in economic development, economic news and trends, and have exceptionally strong writing and communications skills. We are looking for a creative, high-achieving individual, who has an interest in national and international business, news, and their impacts on communities.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Support the PR & marketing campaigns of each community your team represents through research and brainstorming
  • Pitch national media and trade outlets on storylines crossing multiple industries
  • Contribute to client digital and social media marketing efforts
  • Report on and track the progress of PR & marketing campaigns
  • If not already knowledgeable about the industry, quickly learn about the field of economic development
Qualifications:
  • MUST be an extremely strong writer and communicator
  • Impeccable organization and eagerness to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Confidence and previous experience pitching media
  • Experience in use of social media platforms in a professional setting
  • A strong interest in places and business marketing
  • A degree in public relations, English, Economics, International/American Studies, marketing or journalism is strongly preferred
  • A goal-oriented, “can do” attitude and creative problem-solving abilities
  • A self-starter who is independently-motivated and has the discipline to meet deadlines
  • Must have prior PR agency or newsroom experience or have worked with a chamber of commerce or economic development organization in a marketing capacity
Location: New York, NY

Duration: 12 months

Stipend:  $1000 per month
Mechanical Engineering Internship

Company: We are a product design firm that provides services spanning the entire product development process, including product definition, market analysis, design, engineering, in-house rapid prototyping, and overseeing the final design into production.

We are looking for Mechanical engineer intern with experience in ProE and plastics.

The candidate is responsible for:
  • Experienced in assemblies, sub assemblies bill of materials, technical drawings, technical layouts etc.
  • Leading design, research and development work;
  • Improving existing and new products quality, aesthetics, cost and function;
  • Cost analysis and product testing.
  • Requirements:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering,
  • Hands on engineer with minimum 1-2 years experience in full product development and manufacturing
  • Pro-Engineer (Candidates that are not Fluent in ProE or do not have any experience in plastics please do not apply for this position)
  • Self-starter/self-motivator

Lengths: 12 months

Location: Tampa area, FL

Compensation: will be discussed
Fashion Marketing Internship

Fashion Marketing Internship in Los Angeles, CA

This company was established in 2007 out of a natural instinct and an innate desire to combine art, design, and relevant culture the brand has expanded to include a collection of separates, dresses, outerwear and delicates.

Led by a creative director the company emits a vibrant energy reflecting an international aesthetic with the mission to support creativity, inspire and empower. It is a clothing line for those addicted to fashion. What began as a small online boutique has evolved into a brand that is a fave of bloggers and celebrities, and which is currently stocked in department stores and premium boutiques all over the world. Integral to our success has been a strong focus on product clothing that is both cutting-edge and wearable.

Marketing employees in the fashion industry are tasked with a variety of responsibilities. Individuals working as a fashion marketer often help create advertising campaigns and branding efforts. Fashion marketers may work for clothing companies, boutiques or outlet chains.

Requirements:
  • Earned or seeking a degree in business administration, management, marketing, public relations, or fashion
Responsibilities:
  • Develop a company’s comprehensive marketing strategy
  • Determine the demand for products and services offered by the company and its competitors
  • Identify budding markets
  • Develop pricing strategy with an eye towards maximizing the company’s share of the market and its profits while ensuring that the company’s customer are satisfied
  • Monitor trends
  • Indicate the need for new products and services and oversees product development
  • Develop the company, brand’s or designer’s marketing plan

Lengths: 3-6 months

Location: LA, CA

Compensation: lunch and transportation

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We look forward to helping you take the next step in your career!

FAQ

Do I apply as an "Intern" or a "Trainee"?

  • You can apply for an Intern Program, if you are a foreign national
  • who is currently enrolled in and pursuing academic studies abroad, or
  • who has graduated from an overseas institution no more than 12 months prior to the start date of his or her exchange visitor program.
  • MAXIMUM INTERN PROGRAM DURATION: 12 months + 30 days Grace Period.

You can apply for Trainee Program, if you are a foreign national

who has a degree or professional certificate from a postsecondary academic institution abroad and at least one year of related work experience acquired outside the United States, or

has five years of related work experience acquired outside the United States.

MAXIMUM TRAINEE PROGRAM DURATION: 18 months + 30 days Grace Period.

What is the 30-day Grace Period?

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) provides all J-1 program participants a 30-day travel status period following the completion of their program. This period is NOT included in the program dates entered on the Form DS-2019. The grace period allows participants to travel domestically and/or to prepare for and depart from the United States. It is not to be used for any other purpose. Program participants who travel beyond the boundaries of the United States during the grace period may not be permitted by DHS to re-enter the United States as they are no longer in valid J-1 status during this time. Employment is prohibited during this grace period.

Why do I need a visa sponsor and the DS2019 form?

You need DS-2019 form in order to apply for the J-1 visa, which allows you to be an intern/trainee in the USA.

How and when do I apply?

The application for an internship/training is year round. Please note that the number of job seekers by far exceeds the number of available internship/training positions. You must apply with ICD USA 3-4 months before your intended internship/training start date in order to be successful. Basically, the sooner you apply, the better your chances for the desired internship.

How long is an internship/training?

The minimum period of the program is 2 months, but many employers are looking for an intern/trainee for at least 6 months and justify this with an extensive training period for foreign trainees. The extension of a contract to the maximum period (12/18 months) is possible, but requires an extra cost for the new DS-2019 form issuance. We recommend application for the optimum period of Internship/Training in advance.

Are any occupations excluded from J intern or training programs?

Trainee or interns may not be placed in unskilled or casual labour positions, positions involving more than 20 percent clerical work, positions requiring trainees to provide therapy, medication, or other clinical or medical care (e.g. sports or physical therapy, psychological counseling, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, social work, speech therapy, or early childhood education.

What are the maximum lengths allowed for programs?

  • An intern program has a maximum length of twelve months.
  • A trainee program has a maximum length of eighteen months, except:
  • Hospitality and Tourism, which is limited to twelve months
  • If an agricultural program does not contain at least 6 months of classroom study, it is limited to twelve months.

Are travel and living costs already included in the price?

Costs of travel, accommodation and any language course are not included in the agency fee. Employers may share your travel or housing expenses; however ICD USA cannot make any guarantee for this. You must have enough financial funds to qualify for J1 visa.

Are the internships paid?

Compensation varies by company and basically depends on business field, participants’ work experience and other factors. Some companies may assist with housing and/or transportation.

Is there any support in finding accommodation?

ICD USA advises you about different types of accommodation and provides information about the affordable housing options available and assists you in finding the most suitable one. We also provide a list of inexpensive hotels to house you on your first few days upon arrival. The cost of stay directly depends on geographical region and location.

For an additional fee, we will work on your personal list of housing options based on your individual needs and budget. We can arrange showings, so you can simply choose the most appropriate one for you. We understand that arriving to a new country or city is often scary and intimidating. We work hard to make this transition as smooth as possible.

What are the advantages of a professional internship/training placement?

Benefits to Students of organizing Internship/Training with ICD USA:

  • ICD USA provides complete arrangement for your Internship/Training, including job placement, obtaining of DS-2019 Form (required for J1 Visa), health insurance, housing support and guidance, finding of language school (if desired), transfer and much more.
  • ICD USA takes care of each Program Participant individually.
  • ICD USA works hard to find new open positions for international students and to persuade US businesses to hire international interns/trainees. Our list of open positions is updated weekly.
  • No risk, according to ICD USA policy, a refund of the deposit (first payment, 20%, less $50 bank transaction fee) will be granted if ICD USA was unsuccessful to provide the placement.

What are the chances for a successful internship/training placement?

Our placement success in an amazing 98% of our applicants. Not only do we have a high success rate of placing students, in most cases we are able to find the placement within a few weeks.However each case is individual and depends on business field, participants’ work experience, English fluency, program duration and other factors.

Therefore the most important condition: Student must apply at least 2 months prior to their intended internship/training starting date.

Can I change the internship on the spot or take a job elsewhere?

No. With the J-1 visa, you have no work permit. You are allowed to work only at your host company. A placement change is only possible if there are serious reasons, such as company insolvency or the discontinuance of the internship/training plan.

How long before my J-1 program starts can I arrive in the United States? How long can I remain after my program ends?

You may not arrive more than 30 days before the program start date shown on your DS-2019. Upon completion of your exchange program, you have a grace period of 30 days to depart the United States.

Why do I need a sponsor for my internship/training program?

The program sponsors are responsible for screening and selecting eligible foreign nationals for participation in their designated exchange visitor program, as well as supporting and monitoring exchange visitors during their stay in the United States.

How do I know if I am subject to the two-year home-country foreign residency requirement?

Some J-1 exchange visitors are subject to the U.S. Department of State Two-Year Foreign Residence Requirement INA 212(e) that requires them to return to their home country for two years at the end of their J-1 program. If you belong to one of the following categories, you are most likely subject to this requirement at the end of your J-1 program:

  • Medical doctor sponsored by Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG).
  • You come from a country on the U.S. Department of State’s “skills list.
  • You received funding from your home government or from the U.S. government through agencies such as Fulbright.

The Two-Year Foreign Residency Requirement will not prevent you from reentering the U.S. with an F-1 student, B-1/B-2 (tourist) or J-1 student visa (or some other categories) in the future, but it will prevent you from getting H-1B non-immigrant employment or Permanent Residency status unless the 2 year requirement is either fulfilled or waived.

How long does it take to obtain a J-1 Visa?

The wait time for an interview and processing for a J-1 Visa varies from country to country and is based on your individual circumstances. Learn more about interview wait and processing times by visiting www.travel.state.gov and select Visa Wait Times

We encourage you to apply as soon as possible. Please note that exchange visitors beginning new programs may not enter the United States more than 30 days before their program start date.

Can I repeat J1 program?

The rules for repeating the J-1 intern and trainee programs are specific to program, so it is important to know which program you participated in originally. As an intern you are permitted to participate in another intern program after you have returned to your home country and completed at least a semester at your university. If you are an intern that has graduated from a university and has completed a short internship ending within 12 months of your graduation date, then you may qualify to participate in consecutive intern programs. As a trainee, you are allowed to repeat the J-1 trainee program after 2 years of residing outside the U.S.

Also, if you plan on repeating either the J-1 trainee or intern program, your second J-1 program must be different and more advanced than your first and you must always meet the eligibility requirements of the program you are applying to.

It is common to confuse the J-1 regulations regarding repetition of the J-1 trainee or intern program with the two-year home-country foreign residence requirement, INA 212(e) requirement. The difference is that only some individuals are subject to 212 (e), while all are subject to the regulations regarding J-1 program repetition. The individuals subject to 212(e) will have this information marked in their passport and on their DS-2019. If the rule applies, it means that he/she is required to reside in his/her home country or last legal permanent residence for two years before being able to receive an H, L or K visa or apply for permanent residency in the U.S. The two-year home residency rule does not reference the J-1 visa and thus allows those subject to it to repeat the J-1 program as long as they are eligible.

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