Custom Internship in New York City
The Custom Internship in New York City Program is designed for Foreign Nationals who desire to undertake an unpaid internship with a U.S. host company in NYC for 2-18 months that require a J-1 Intern or Trainee Visa. J-1 visa processing is included in this program. U.S. and F-1 Students who do not require a J-1 visa, refer to this page.
Your internship placement will be customized to you and your goals in your chosen field. Our placement coordinators work with a large variety of companies and the organization you are placed with will be determined by many factors including company needs, your education, experience, and background. The placement offer MUST be directly related to your field of academic study unless you have over five years of work experience in another field. See Eligibility for more details.
The process takes approximately 90-120 days from application completion. Please complete your application at least 4 months before your expected start date.
Note that all internships in this program are unpaid.
J-1 Visa Assistance & Sponsorship Fees
Health Insurance (additional $85/mo.)
Pre-departure Orientation & Handbook
Embassy Interview Preparation
Note: Housing not included
0-6 Months: $3,475
6-12 Months: $3,675
12-18 Months: $3,875
(+ Health Insurance (required) at $85/mo.)