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J-1: Intern/Trainee

Opportunities to gain hands-on professional experience

Advance your career with professional experience in the U.S.

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The J-1 Intern and Trainee Exchange Visitor Program provides countless ways for individuals around the world to gain hands-on professional experience in their chosen academic or occupational field while deepening their understanding of American culture. This non-immigrant visa program is part of the 15 categories of the J-1 BridgeUSA program.  

Host companies and organizations can enrich their workplace, develop and evaluate talent with on-the-job training and early career talent development programs, access fresh and diverse perspectives, and build a skilled workforce by participating in this J-1 BridgeUSA program.  

The J-1 Trainee visa is for experienced professionals seeking career development opportunities in the U.S. for up to 18 months. 

The J-1 Intern visa is for students and recent graduates from universities outside the U.S. seeking to gain practical experience in their field of study for up to 12 months. 

Annually, more than 3,000 individuals from around the world and nearly 600 U.S. corporate, educational, and organizational entities turn to Cultural Vistas as the trusted solution for J-1 Visa sponsorship for internship and training programs. 

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