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Are you looking for professional experience at an American organization?

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CIEE offers two programs to help you gain new skills in your chosen career field.

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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For Students and Professionals

For Students & Professionals

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.

Gain Real-world Skills

Gain Real-world Skills

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.

Experience American Life

Experience American Life

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

Since we brought the first CIEE J-1 interns and trainees to the U.S. in 1985, we’ve made it our mission 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.

For Participants

  • Friendly, comprehensive assistance with every aspect of the application process
  • Highly qualified CIEE international representatives in more than 40 countries
  • Thorough vetting of host organizations
  • In-depth participant orientation
  • Help with J-2 Visas for qualified participant dependents
  • Health insurance coverage
  • Robust support, including opportunities for cultural and professional networking
  • Responsive customer service and 24-hour emergency support
  • Program monitoring through evaluations

For Host Organizations

  • Expert, on-the-spot assistance with application processing and training plans
  • Fast and efficient training plan approvals
  • Thorough qualification and preparation of applicants
  • Comprehensive consultation, including training plan and hosting advice
  • Responsive customer service and 24-hour emergency support
  • Mediation, if required
  • Peace of mind that participants are well-supported and covered by insurance
  • Availability of in-depth account management with responsive, personalized service

Find out if
you're eligible

Find out if you're 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.

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Please note that this tool is designed to give a general idea of program eligibility rules. It is not designed to guarantee your eligibility.

Questions?

For host organizations

We’re always happy to answer any questions you might have about CIEE Internship USA & Professional Career Training USA. Please call 1-888-369-1620, or email trainees@ciee.org.

For interns

A CIEE international representative in your home country will be happy to answer any questions you may have about CIEE Internship USA & Professional Career Training USA. They’re also ready to help with the application process.

Find your CIEE international representative

Argentina

Alexandria Joven
www.alexandriajoven.com

Armenia

ACE Armenia
www.acearmenia.am

Australia

Student Placement Australia
www.studentplacement.com.au

Austria

idc internship.at
www.internship.at

Brazil

CENTRAL DE INTERCAMBIO
www.ci.com.br

STB - Student Travel Bureau
www.stb.com.br

Bulgaria

Integral
www.integral.bg

Usit Colours
www.usitcolours.bg

Canada

SWAP Working Holidays
www.swap.ca

China

CIEE Taiwan
www.cieetaiwan.org.tw

Intrinsic China
www.intrinsic.com.hk/

Raising Culture
www.raisingculture.com

Shared Vision
www.sharedvision.cn/

Sunnysky International Cultural Exchange Co.
www.sunnyskyicec.cn/

Cyprus

StudyUSA Higher Education Consultants Ltd.
www.studyusa.com.cy

Jamaica

International Recruiting Staffing Solutions
www.irssworktravel.com

Japan

CIEE Japan
www.cieej.or.jp

Colombia

Servicio Educativo Internacional
www.servicioeducativo.com

Denmark

Kilroy Education Denmark
education.kilroy.dk

The North-West Passage
www.thenorth-westpassage.com/

Egypt

Divan Consulting Services
www.divanintl.com

Finland

Kilroy Education Finland
education.kilroy.fi

The North-West Passage
www.thenorth-westpassage.com/

France

Parenthèse
www.parenthese-paris.com

Germany

CollegeCouncil
www.college-council.de

TRAVELWORKS
www.travelworks.de

Hong Kong

Intrinsic
www.intrinsic.com.hk

Hungary

Fly2Work
www.fly2work.hu

Iceland

Kilroy Education Iceland
education.kilroy.is

The North-West Passage
www.thenorth-westpassage.com/

Ireland

USIT Ireland
www.usit.ie

Jordan

DIVAN TOURS
www.divanintl.com

Kosovo

Discover America
www.discoveramerica-kosova.com

Malaysia

Speedwing Malaysia S/B
www.speedwing.org

Mexico

Ultrex
www.ultrex.org

ICE International Cultural Exchange
www.ice.org.mx

Moldova

Student Travel
www.studenttravel.md

Netherlands

Kilroy Education Netherlands
education.kilroyworld.nl/

Fulbright Center
www.fulbright.nl

New Zealand

Internship New Zealand
+64 (4) 920 7646
info@internshipnz.org.nz
www.internshipnz.com

Student Placement Australia New Zealand
+61 (2) 99970700
info@studentplacement.org.au
www.studentplacement.com.au

Norway

Kilroy Education Norway
education.kilroy.no/

The North-West Passage
www.thenorth-westpassage.com/

Paraguay

Global Education
www.globaleducation.com.py

Peru

INTEJ
www.intej.org

Philippines

United Towers Philippines
unitedtowers.com.ph

Poland

Almatur
www.almatur.pl

The Best Way
www.tbw.pl
+48 616229551

Portugal

Travelingua Portugal
www.travelingua-portugal.com

Romania

GTS
www.gtsturism.ro

Student Travel
www.studenttravel.ro

Russia

Star Travel
www.star.travel

Serbia

Work & Travel Group - English
www.workandtravelgroup.com

Work & Travel Group - Serbian
www.posloviamerika.com

Singapore

Speedwing Training (Asia) Pte Ltd
www.speedwing.org

South Africa

Awesome Travel
www.awesometravel.co.za

South Korea

Aim High Education Inc.
www.ah.or.kr
+82 25827088

The Washington International Exchange Center (WIEC)
http://www.wiec.org/kr

Spain

CIEE Study Center
www.usa-internships.org

FSL
www.fsl.es

Travelingua
www.travelingua.es

Sweden

Kilroy Education Sweden
education.kilroy.se

The North-West Passage
www.thenorth-westpassage.com/

Sweden

Kilroy Education Sweden
education.kilroy.se

The North-West Passage
www.thenorth-westpassage.com

Thailand

Interchange Thailand
www.interchangethailand.com

Overseas Education Group
www.oeg.co.th

Turkey

United Towers
www.unitedtowers.com

Armada Grandee
armadagrandee.com/

United Kingdom

IST Plus
www.istplus.com

Parenthèse
www.parenthese-london.co.uk

Ukraine

Coliseum
www.studentland.ua

Student Travel
www.studenttravel.ua

Northern Ireland

IST Plus
www.istplus.com/

USIT Northern Ireland
www.usit.ie

If no representative is listed in your country, please email CIEE directly, and we’ll be happy to assist you.

About 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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