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Program Overview

Want to immerse yourself in the American culture while also building professional skills in your chosen field? Our Internship and Trainee Programs are for you! Add international experience to your CV, build your global network, improve your language skills and take time to travel the country and make friends. Our INTERNSHIP Program is for university students and recent graduates, while our TRAINEE Program is for professionals who already have at least one year of experience in their field.

Internship Fields Available

  • Architecture

  • Accounting

  • Advertising

  • Business Management

  • Computer Science/ Networking

  • Culinary Arts

  • Event Management​

  • Fashion

  • Film

  • Finance

  • Graphic Design

  • Hospitality & Tourism

  • Hotel Management​

  • Human Resources

  • Information Technology

  • Interior Design

  • International Business and Marketing

  • International Relations

  • Law & Public Administration

  • Logistics & Supply Chain Mgmt

  • Marketing

  • Media & Communications

  • Sales

  • Social Media

  • Teaching

  • Theater or Theater Mgmt

Our visa office does not sponsor J-1 Trainees in the following subject fields (U.S. citizens are exempt from this rule): Social Sciences, Library Science, Counseling, Social Services, Medical and Health-Related Occupations, or Aviation.


USA Internship Options

The USA Program offers several options to meet your needs. Click a program option below to find out more.

Custom Internship in NYC

Choose to have your internship found through a custom search for a new host organization.

Open Internship Positions

Select a position from our list of openings. 

Paid Hospitality Program

Choose a paid Hospitality, Culinary, or F&B placement at a U.S. hotel, resort, or restaurant

F-1 & U.S. Students

F-1 Students (OPT/CPT) & U.S. Citizens - no visa required

Self-Placement (Visa Only)

Find your own Host Company and we will arrange your visa.

Internship + Courses in NYC

Opt to study and intern in New York City.


Program Details

Program Inclusions

  • Custom Placement 

  • J-1 Visa Assistance & Sponsorship

  • Health Insurance (additional in some programs)

  • Predeparture Orientation

  • Predeparture Handbook

  • Visa Interview Prep (in J-1 Visa Programs)


  • All U.S. citizens, Permanent Residents, and F-1 visa students are eligible

  • Non-U.S. citizens:

    • Intern Visa:

      • Currently enrolled in and pursuing studies at a degree or certificate-granting post-secondary academic institution outside of the United States, OR

      • Graduated from such an institution no more than 12 months prior to the program begin date, OR

    • Trainee Visa:

      • A degree or professional certificate from a foreign post-secondary academic institution and at least one year of prior related work experience in your occupational field acquired outside the United States, OR

      • Five years of work experience outside the United States in your occupational field

  • Intend to participate in a structured and guided work-based training program in your specific occupational field

  • You must be able to show support funds of at least $1,000/month in your account (or that of a relative) to support yourself during your program.  If your internship is paid, you must show at least $1,200, plus the difference between your internship stipend and the $1,000 in savings. 

Visa Information

The J-1 visa requires visa sponsorship. This means a Visa Sponsor (an organization designated by the State Department) will review your eligibility for the J-1 visa and make a decision to sponsor (approve) you or not. International Internships LLC will take care of all the paperwork required for this approval. Once approved by the visa sponsor you will receive a DS-2019 Form, which will allow you to attend an Embassy/Consulate Interview. This is the final step for J-1 visa approval.


Refer to the Eligibility section to make sure you meet the requirements of this visa.


Interns and Trainees with International Internships LLC are responsible for arranging their own housing.  However, in order to make this process easier, we have developed relationships with several housing agencies in New York to offer special pricing and individualized care to our students searching for housing in New York.  Feel free to contact these partner agencies and reference this document during your house-hunting search. We recommend staying in a hostel or other temporary housing directly after your arrival in order to spend time searching for more permanent housing. 

Our Guarantee

International Internships guarantees all accepted applicants a placement in their field - commensurate with the applicant's background, education and experience. If we do not offer you a placement, your deposit will be refunded. Our extensive network of contacts allows our placement teams to find a suitable placement for almost anyone.


Program Costs

Choose a custom search for a new host organization or from a list of open internship positions

  • 0-6 Months:     $3,475

  • 6-12 Months:   $3,675

  • 12-18 Months: $3,875

​​(+ Health Insurance (required) at $85/mo.)

Choose a paid Hospitality or Culinary placement at a U.S. hotel, resort, or restaurant (12 mo. max)

  • 0-6 Months:     $4,000

  • 6-12 Months:   $4,600

  • ​​(Includes Health Insurance)

F-1 Students (OPT/CPT) & U.S. Citizens - no visa required

  • Any Duration: $1,350


(No Health Insurance required)

  • 0-6 Months:     $2,875

  • 6-12 Months:   $3,075

  • 12-18 Months: $3,275

​​(+ Health Insurance (required) at $85/mo.)

Find your own Host Company and we will arrange your visa

Additional Fees

Mandatory Fees:

  • SEVIS Fee:                                      $220

  • DS-160 (Embassy Interview) Fee: $160

Additional Fees (when applicable):

  • Additional Health Insurance:        $85/mo.

  • Custom City Search Fee:              $300

  • Host Company Site Visit Fee:       $250

  • J-2 Visa Sponsorship Fee:             $800

    • ​Additional J-2: $350

  • Host Company Transfer Fee:        $850

  • J-1 Visa Extension Fee:

    • 0-3 Months:   $650

    • 3-6 Months:   $750

    • 6-12 Months: $850

  • Expedite Fee:                                $850

  • DS-2019 Re-Issuance Fee:            $200

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