Host Interns and Trainees

Bring The World To Your Business

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In a global economy, every workplace should have an international outlook. Bring qualified interns or trainees from around the world to your business with CIEE. As the country’s oldest and largest nonprofit study abroad and intercultural exchange organization, we make the J-1 visa process easy.

Get the practical insights, cultural diversity, and international understanding you need. Host with CIEE.

What We Do

  • Visa sponsorship

    We sponsor J-1 visas for international interns or trainees from all over the world. Visas are valid for up to 12 months for interns and 18 months for trainees.

  • Participant support

    Every participant gets medical insurance for the duration of their program. In most cases, this policy is provided by CIEE (in addition to 24/7 emergency phone support).

  • Host organization support

    As experts in J-1 regulatory requirements, we are here to answer any questions you have before, during, or after the hosting experience.

How It Works

Below is a short video guide to hosting with CIEE. In these videos, you will meet our team and learn how to host and welcome your international intern or trainee. You may also view our detailed step-by-step guide.

Industries We’ve Worked With

At CIEE Professional Exchange Programs, we sponsor J-1 visas in several categories, including Intern and Trainee. These visas allow us to bring interns and trainees to host organizations operating in nearly any industry. These include but are not limited to:


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International interns and trainees bridge the gap between entry-level and more professional positions at your hotel or restaurant; this gives your business the opportunity to provide practical work experience to highly-motivated and educated students while gaining a fresh international perspective.


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Hosting an international intern or trainee brings the next generation of business professionals to your organization. Add cultural diversity to your workplace and gain the international insights you need to compete in the global marketplace.


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Connect people, processes, and data by diversifying your workplace. International interns and trainees bring more than just cutting-edge knowledge to your organization; they also bring valuable cultural insights.


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International interns and trainees have a wide variety of perspectives, experiences, and artistic skillsets. With CIEE, you can bring a new cultural context to your museum, gallery, design studio, or educational institution.

What People are Saying

  • "Working with CIEE has been a great experience for Datadog. Their team is highly engaged and collaborates with us to make sure we provide a valuable learning experience for every participant. We value a sense of community in our office, and our international interns are valuable members of that community."

    Jackie C., Campus Recruiter at Datadog