Internships and Professional Career Training

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Intern and Professional Training Programs

  • Internship USA

    For students and recent graduates. Lasts up to 12 months and provides an opportunity to get hands-on understanding of U.S. business practices and explore the U.S. on the J-1 Intern Visa.

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  • Professional Career Training USA

    For international professionals. Lasts up to 18 months and provides an opportunity to get training in U.S. business practices and gain exposure to American culture on the J-1 Trainee Visa.

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    Whether you’re an ambitious university student or an up-and-coming international professional, training at a U.S. company is the perfect way to kick-start your career.


    You’ll not only get valuable insights into American business practices, you’ll learn new skills that will help you stand out in today’s competitive job market.


    You’ll also gain exposure to life in the U.S. and sharpen your English language ability. Along the way, you’ll make lifelong friends and enjoy the experience of a lifetime!


CIEE assurance of quality – your proven path to success

Our mission is to ensure rich, rewarding professional exchange experiences

All J-1 Visa sponsors are subject to the same U.S. Department of State regulations governing basic services – the approval of applications and training plans, participant support, program monitoring, and issuance of eligibility certificates. As one of the first – and largest – J-1 sponsors, CIEE goes above and beyond for its participants and host organizations.

Am I eligible?

Prospective interns or trainees need to meet some basic requirements set by the U.S. Department of State to qualify for a J-1 Exchange Visitor visa. All interns and trainees must:

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Have the English skills necessary to operate in an American workplace
  • Plan to train in a field related to their academic or professional background

If you meet these criteria, please take our eligibility test to find out which of our programs is the best fit for you.

CIEE International Representatives

We partner with highly qualified, well-supported professionals in more than 40 countries. They are your source for everything you need to know about CIEE Internship USA & Professional Career Training USA. In addition to answering questions about the program, they will:

  • Assist you throughout the application process and with program payment arrangements
  • Provide in-depth orientation before departure
  • Help with the visa process
  • Serve as a resource as you search for internship or training opportunities
  • Offer assistance in developing your application and résumé to help you secure a position

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