Intern + Work in the United States
Today’s workforce is competitive, diverse, always connected, and rapidly changing. Increasingly, to succeed you must be able to communicate effectively and solve problems collaboratively across cultures.
With more than 50 years of experience facilitating exchange programs and services for visitors coming to the United States, Cultural Vistas is uniquely positioned to help individuals gain the hands-on experience to address this challenge and advance their careers.
Global Talent Development: J-1 Internship, Trainee, and Teacher Exchanges
Gain exposure to American culture and receive hands-on professional experience or training in U.S. business practices in your chosen occupational field.
For students and recent graduates
Duration: Up to 12 months
For experienced professionals
Duration: Up to 18 months
Explore new teaching methods and bring an international perspective to American classrooms through full-time placements in U.S schools.
J-1 Teacher Programs
For experienced foreign educators
Duration: Up to 3 years
German-American Workforce Development Program
Take your career to the next level with the German-American Workforce Development Program!
Obtaining a J-1 Visa for Internships in the USA: Information for German Apprentices (Auszubildende)
J-1 Research Scholar
J-1 Research Scholar
Research Scholars are foreign nationals with demonstrated expertise in a given field whose primary purpose in the U.S. is to conduct research, observe, lecture or consult in connection with projects at American research institutions, corporate research facilities, or academic institutions.
Grant Programs and Specialty Initiatives
Cultural Vistas also administers several U.S. exchange programs for international students and young professionals that include an internship or training component:
- Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX)
- Edmund S. Muskie Internship Program
- Journalism in the Era of Disinformation Fellowship (JED)
- IAESTE United States
- Japan Internship for the Development of Young Leaders
- Korea WEST
- Additional customized programs and specialty initiatives
Alumni Spotlight: How a J-1 Internship Inspired a New Business
The idea for Exposure, a sleek and clean-as-a-whistle photography-based storytelling platform, was born while Luke Beard, a U.K. native, interned in the United States at Elepath, a product studio, through the J-1 Exchange Visitor Program.
There, the platform became the first product he worked on from end-to-end and less than five months into his time in the States, it launched to the public. In March of this year, it was spun into its own company.
Read more of “Alumni Spotlight: How a J-1 Internship Inspired a New Business”