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.
J-1 Internship, Trainee, and Teacher Exchanges
As a U.S. Department of State-designated J-1 Exchange Visitor Program sponsor, Cultural Vistas annually provides visa sponsorship to more than 5,000 individuals from 135 countries enabling them to study, teach, and receive on-the-job training at U.S. host organizations for periods ranging from a few weeks to three years.
Gain exposure to American culture and receive hands-on professional experience or training in U.S. business practices in your chosen occupational field.
|J-1 Intern Programs||J-1 Trainee Programs|
|For: Students and recent graduates||For: Experienced professionals|
|Duration: Up to 12 months||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|
Click here for important information about travel restrictions (updated as of September 25, 2017)
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
- Edmund S. Muskie Internship Program
- IAESTE United States
- Japan Internship for the Development of Young Leaders
- Korea WEST
- Additional customized programs and specialty initiatives
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.