Student Travel

Internship
USA

Work for an American company, based on your specialty. The maximum duration of the program is 12 months. 

Conditions for participation

The program for non-students is divided into 2 categories: Internship USA and Professional Career Training USA.

To know if you are eligible to the program you will need to answer the following questions:

  • Are you at least 18 years old?
  • Does your level of English allow you to do internship in an American company?
  • Are you looking for a place of internship, in your field of study?

If you answered “YES” to all questions above, then contact your representative of Student Travel, to establish which of the above categories fits you best.

Application procedure:

  • Finding a JOB OFFER (Check in the box Finding a Job Offer or Contact your representative of Student Travel for assistance.)
  • The Application procedure (Fill the application form for the Internship and submit it to your representative of Student Travel.)
  • Payment of the program fee (See details at the representative of Student Travel)
  • Applying for a J1 visa (the Representative of Student Travel will process all the necessary documents for the interview at the U.S.A. embassy.)

What do you need to know?

What is the DS-7002 Training/Internship Plan?

This form is required by the U.S.A. State department and is the official document of your internship program.This plan must be completed by the host and will contain a detailed description of participant’s responsibilities during the entire program.

Things to remember

DS-7002 will guide you and the host Company to a successful experience. Having once completed it, you will notice that it contains useful information, which will help you to understand what your responsibilities and expectations of the host company will be and what you will get from this internship program.

This form is primordial for your sponsor CIEE as well. As a sponsor, CIEE will check if the training plan meets the requirements of the program. DS-7002 in addition to the requirements of the program contains details about the host company and the type of internship that it will provide.

Find your internship offer

Before you apply to the program, you need to find an offer for an internship in your field of study. If you have not done it yet, don’t hesitate! The more you reserve to gain an internship offer, the higher the chances are to find the most suitable offer. Sources in this section will help you find the offer, which would suit you best. You will find models of successful CVs and letters of intent, as well as tips for an interview on the phone or via web camera.

Determine the purposes

Before to start searching for offers, you need to identify your expectations of the internship program.

Below you will find a few questions that would help you to set your goals and your expectations of this program:

  • Do you have certain skills that you want to improve through this program or knowledge that you want to get?
  • Do you have certain preferences – companies which you want to work for?
  • Type of the company which you wish to work for? Non profit or profit one, large corporation or a small company, a small office or a large office? Which thing is more important to you, the type of the company or the experience that you get?
  • How long do you want to do the internship?
  • Do you need a paid internship offer or you will accept an unpaid offer?
  • Are you looking for an internship offer in a specific state/location?
  • Do you have certain academic obligations, like to get credit points.

As a first step, set your goals and take them into account when you choose an internship offer. This would help not only to choose the most suitable offer, but also to impress the potential employer with well-defined goals during the application process.