CCUSA is a proud designated sponsor of the J-1 Intern and J-1 Trainee Programs.
J-1 Intern Programme
The J-1 Intern Programme bridges the gap between formal education and practical work experience.
Internship programs can be up to a maximum of 12 months and are designed to allow foreign college and university students or recent graduates to come to the United States to gain exposure to U.S. culture and receive hands-on experience in the U.S. in their chosen occupational field. Participants can be currently enrolled and pursuing studies in post-secondary academic institution outside the U.S. or who have graduated with a degree and within one year of their graduation date.
J-1 Trainee Programme
The J-1 Trainee Programme can be up to a maximum of 18 months and is intended to enhance the skills and expertise of the exchange visitors in their academic or occupational fields through participation in a structured and guided training-based program.
To qualify participants need to have a degree or profession certificate from a foreign post-secondary academic institution and at least one year of prior related work experience in his or her occupational field outside the United States OR if they don’t have a degree, they need to have 5 years of work experience in the occupational field they are seeking training.
CCUSA is designated to approve applicable internships or training programs in the following occupational categories:
Hospitality and Tourism
Information, Media and Communications
Management, Business, Commerce or Finance
The Sciences, Engineering, Architecture, Mathematics and Industrial Occupations