Internship/Career Training USA
Types of Positions
How to Apply
CAREER TRAINING PROGRAM
The purpose of the J-1 Visa Program for trainees is to provide international participants with opportunities for professional development, insights of American know-how in the field of training, and a greater understanding of American society and culture. J-1 international trainees are expected to share the cross-cultural and professional knowledge they have gained in the U.S. upon return to their home country at the end of the training. The J-1 Program is also intended to allow Americans to learn about the culture and expertise of the participant's home country.
The Training Program / Internship USA is a maximum 18 month practical learning experience related to the course of study. If you are interested in improving your understanding of American business practices and methodologies, this is the right program for you.
Career Training USA can sponsor trainees and interns who locate their own host employer through our Self-Arranged Program or UWP can support trainees and interns who wish to participate in our Arranged Placement Program and be matched with an employer. Either way, you’ll be interviewed by an UWP representative, tested for English fluency and participate in an orientation session in your home country.
TYPES OF POSITIONS:
Career Training USA works with companies, offering J1 Jobs in a variety of fields, including:
Hospitality & Tourism
Marketing & Sales
Public Law & Administration
Whether you have already found your host company, or need to be matched with one, the following requirements must be met before
applying for this program:
International Career Training Program Requirements:
- Degree, study, or apprenticeship related to the training program from an accredited university or post-secondary institution
- Minimum 2 years of university study or 2 years of professional work experience in the chosen field of training
- 20-38 years of age
- Fluent in English
- Can participate in program all year round
- Have not held the J-1 Visa in the Trainee category before. If previous J-1 Visas were in other categories (e.g.
the Secondary School Student or Summer Work/Travel categories) you may apply.
You may choose between 2 program options:
1. Self-Arranged Option
2. UWP Premium Placement
Self- Arranged applicants must secure their own placement with an US host employer. Your Host Company needs to:
Offer to you training for up to 6, 12 or 18 months in one of the program subject fields.
Provide you with a structured training program that must be both suitable to your qualifications and background.
Ensure that you engage in training and do not perform work that a part-time or full-time staff member of the company would otherwise be responsible for. As a J-1 Trainee you are not allowed to make final decisions about, or carry the full responsibility for, major tasks, assignments or projects. However, you may provide assistance in such matters since on-the-job training is encouraged as an important learning tool.
HOW TO APPLY
1. Completed Application Form (available at request)
2. Your Resume (in English) - 1 page;
3. Personal essay-signed (in English) - 2 page;
4. Two recommendation letters (in English);
5. Copies of your degrees (diplomas) or proof of your student status along with English translation;
6. Proof of your health insurance
7. Copies of your passport and previous US visas;
8. Two photos 4/5 cm size
9. Learning agreement, training plan and learning objectives
The processing time is typically 4-6 weeks. However, the entire application process may take longer, depending on how quickly you
and your host company provide UWP with all necessary materials and information.
You will be provided with a Certificate of Eligibility (form DS-2019) which you will submit to US
Consulate in order to obtain a J1 Visa.
Many thanks and good luck with your application!