J-1 internship programs are designed to allow college and university students to come to the United States to gain exposure to U.S. culture and to receive hands-on experience in U.S. business practices in their chosen occupational field. The J-1 Student intern category is designed to:
The J-1 Student Intern category is not the same as J-1 Student or J-1 Scholar categories. Please contact OISS to ensure that your student and program are eligible for the J-1 Student Intern Category.
IMPORTANT: J-1 Student Interns cannot work in unskilled or casual labor positions, in positions that require or involve childcare or elder care or in any kind of position that involves medical patient care or contact. Nor can interns work in positions that require more than 20 percent clerical or office support work.
Please review the detailed information below regarding eligibility requirements and internship requirements. Do not hesitate to contact OISS at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.