Host Requirements

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ARE OUR PROGRAMS A GOOD FIT FOR YOUR ORGANIZATION?

To participate in either CIEE Internship USA or Professional Career Training USA, your organization must be able to provide a structured, practical training experience while complying with certain program regulations. Because the purpose of the program is to foster professional exchange, the host organization is expected to ensure that the DS-7002 Training / Internship Placement Plan is followed for the duration of the program.

IT’S ABOUT CULTURAL EXCHANGE, NOT STAFFING

The J-1 visa offers international professionals and interns the opportunity to develop skills and learn American business practices in a role that matches their chosen occupational field or academic studies. The applicant’s background and stated career goals must correlate to his or her training plan. Upon completion of the program, the applicant should return to his or her home country with enhanced expertise and should be better equipped to meet the unique challenges of their field or profession.

The program is not intended to help organizations fill staffing needs. The training plan that you create should reflect an understanding of the intern's or trainee’s needs, as well as those of your business.