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Find Your Internship

Before applying, you’ll need to spend some time searching for an internship in your chosen career field. If you haven’t started yet, don’t wait! The more time you allow for your search, the more successful you will be. The resources in this section will help you get started. You’ll find examples of strong U.S. style resumes and cover letters, as well as tips on performing well during your phone or webcam interview.

As you apply for internships you may want to provide the organizations you apply to a copy of the Potential Host Organization letter. This letter explains the J-1 visa, the application process, and the responsibilities of the host organization. We hope this letter helps host organizations feel comfortable with the J-1 visa and increases your chance of being asked to interview.

The CIEE website is just one of the many resources available to internship seekers. We encourage you to contact your local CIEE representative if you need additional assistance or advice. And remember, while there are many resources available to help you along the way, there are none more important than persistence, patience, and a little creativity. Good luck!

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CIEE Representatives

CIEE works with representatives around the world. They will be able to provide you with program information and application forms, and will help you through the application process.

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