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Not sure if you’re eligible for this program? With the CIEE eligibility test, you can find out with just a few clicks of your mouse.

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Completing an internship in the United States allows you to earn money while improving your career prospects back home. And CIEE can help you get there! Whether you’re in university or just out, working your first job or your third, think about coming to the United States—experience, excitement, and travel are just a few clicks away.

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If you’re about to begin your search, the resources in our Find Your Internship section will help you to secure the internship of your dreams!

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There’s never been a better time to do an internship in the United States. Want to do finance in downtown Manhattan? Hospitality at a five star California resort? How about engineering at one of the world’s largest automotive plants? Or marketing by the beach in Miami?

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Enter the WYSE Work Abroad Video Contest and you could win US$2,000!

As a member of WYSE Work Abroad, CIEE encourages you to showcase your creative talents by joining WYSE Work Abroad’s “Expand Your Horizons” Video Contest. Submit a 2-3 minute video about your work abroad, volunteer, work and travel, or internship experience, and you could win US $2,000!

Find out more about this exciting contest by visiting the contest microblog site:

The 2011 contest is now closed. Check back in April 2012 for details of the 2012 contest!

Be sure to notify WYSE Work Abroad that you’ve entered the contest by emailing them your name and the title of your video. You must also indicate that you are a CIEE Work & Travel USA participant.

If you have questions, please visit the WYSE Work Abroad website or email them at

These programs give students, recent graduates, and young professionals the chance to pursue an internship in the United States as part of the U.S. government’s J-1 Exchange Visitor Program. CIEE is designated as a program sponsor by the U.S. Department of State.

Internship participants take part in one of two programs:

Not sure which one is right for you? Take our simple Eligibility Test to find out!