Intern and Trainee

Strategic Partnerships, USA 

Whether you’re an individual who has secured an intern or trainee program with a U.S. company, an employer eager to add international flair to your team, an immigration attorney guiding clients through the visa process, a university aiming to place students in the U.S., or an agency facilitating such opportunities, we’re here to help streamline the J-1 Visa process. 

We understand the intricacies of visa sponsorship and are committed to providing a smooth transition for individuals and groups alike, ensuring all Department of State regulations are meticulously followed. 

Enhance your professional journey in the U.S. with tailored support and expert guidance every step of the way. Begin your application process today and open the door to new opportunities and experiences in the United States. Let’s get started! 

Who We Work With

Individual Candidates

Are you an international student or graduate who has secured a placement with a U.S. company but still needs J-1 visa sponsorship? You have come to the right place. We specialize in bridging this gap, ensuring your transition to the U.S. is seamless and fully compliant with all regulations. Our experienced team will guide you through every step of the visa process, from application to approval so that you can focus solely on your career goals. 

Host Employers

Enhance your team with fresh, international perspectives through our J-1 visa sponsorship program. If you've identified talented international candidates for internships or traineeships and need assistance with visa sponsorship, look no further. We provide end-to-end guidance to ensure your new hires arrive ready and legally cleared to contribute to your success. 

Immigration Law Firms

Partner with us to support your clients effectively. We can assist you and your clients in navigating the complexities of obtaining a J-1 visa for internships or traineeships in the U.S. Our expertise in managing visa sponsorships ensures that your clients achieve compliance with U.S. immigration laws, allowing them to focus on their professional development. 

Recruiting Partners & Universities

Support your clients & students effectively by partnering with us. If you have candidates ready for internships or trainee roles in the U.S., we'll handle the complexities of the J-1 visa process. Our team ensures a smooth, hassle-free journey from application to U.S. placement, letting you focus on your core recruitment and educational responsibilities. 

What the program includes

Individual Candidates

We offer a detailed orientation to help candidates understand what to expect during their time in the U.S. Our team will guide you through visa requirements and embassy procedures, ensuring everything is fully prepared in advance. 

Custom Training Plan

Our personalized approach means the J1 training plan is tailored to highlight the unique skills and experiences candidates will gain during their program. Working closely with U.S. host companies ensures that each internship or traineeship is not just a placement but a career-building experience. 

Emergency Support

Peace of mind comes standard with our 24/7 emergency support. Our U.S.-based teams are always on call to assist with any urgent issues that might arise so candidates can focus on their professional development and cultural experience without worry. 

Eligibility & Fees 

Fees – Fees vary depending on several criteria. Please fill in the contact form below, and one of our team will contact you directly.

Eligibility – Internships 

  • Be a full-time student or within 12 months of graduation from an accredited post-secondary academic institution outside the U.S. 
  • Have a proficient level of English.
  • Accept a placement that supports your chosen career field based on your education or degree. 

Eligibility – Trainee Program  

  • Have a degree from an accredited post-secondary academic institution outside the U.S. plus one year of experience in your chosen career field OR have five years of related work experience. 
  • Have a proficient level of English.
  • Accept a placement that supports your chosen career field based on your education and work experience.  

Step-by-step process 

Step 1

Consult with Our Team

We can advise about which program would work best, given the candidate’s background.  We understand this process can seem daunting, and we are here to help every step of the way to answer any questions you might have.

Step 2

Prepare and Submit Application

The application process allows us to assess program eligibility and ensure that all Department of State regulations are followed.  J-1 candidates will submit documents to prove their eligibility. Host companies will create training plans that allow candidates to learn as much as possible in their chosen field while experiencing U.S. culture.

Step 3

Application Review

We take great care in reviewing applications while maintaining one of the fastest turnaround times in the industry. Don’t worry; if there are any issues, we will reach out to the appropriate parties to resolve them as quickly as possible. Please see our timelines in the FAQ section for more information.

Step 4

DS-2019 Issuance and Visa Appointment

Take your Alliance Abroad-issued DS-2019 form and your Training/Internship Placement Plan to the U.S. Embassy at your scheduled time for your J-1 visa appointment. It’s an important step, and we’re here to help if you need it! 

Step 5

Start planning your arrival in the U.S.

Once your visa is approved, it’s time to book your flight and start planning your arrival. Our pre-departure orientation will tell you everything you need to know so that you are fully prepared for an unforgettable experience. 


Our standard review time for a completed application is seven business days, but we have two expedited options that would speed that up. Expedited service brings it to 3 business days, and Priority guarantees a review of a completed application in 1 business day.

Whats the best fit?​

Talk to us, we’re here to help.

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