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A jump-start for your career, and the experience of a lifetime

Want to experience life in the U.S. and improve your career prospects back home? With CIEE Internship USA, you can do both!

In addition to acquiring new abilities that will serve you throughout your career, living in the U.S. and interning at a U.S. company for up to 12 months will give you valuable firsthand insight into American culture and business practices, as well as the chance to polish your English skills. Along the way, you’ll be able to share ideas with American colleagues, make important new business connections, and build lifelong friendships.

Taking the next step

If you’ve decided to take advantage of the great learning opportunity that international exchange offers – or if you’re seriously considering it – you’ll want to learn more. You can do that on this website, and by talking with your CIEE international representative.

Before you do anything else, confirm that you meet the eligibility requirements for the program. Then, you’ll need to secure an internship with a U.S. company. (You’ll find helpful tips for doing that here.)

CIEE provides a comprehensive online orientation that will answer all your questions. You can complete the orientation any time after you receive your DS-2019 form (authorizing you to train in the U.S.), but you must complete it before you travel to the U.S. CIEE will send you a reminder and instructions for logging on 30 days before your departure. Before logging on, make sure you have high-speed internet access and that any pop-up blockers are disabled.

You’ll also need a J-1 Visa sponsor to oversee your program, approve your training plan, and make sure your experience in the U.S. provides both high-level professional development and positive, life-changing exposure to a new culture. That’s where CIEE comes in.

We can help you get started, even if you have not yet arranged an internship. We have the information you need to understand how the process works, start your search, secure an internship position, prepare a training plan, and much more.

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