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Your Chance to Gain Professional Experience in the USA

If you are a university student and are looking for a chance to gain work experience and polish our skills from abroad, the J-1 Intern and J-2 Trainee programs would cater to all your needs and requirements. These two programs are specifically designed to send university students and fresh graduates to U.S. for work-based learning programs related to their field of study. The programs vary from twelve to eighteen months, according to the trainee’s and internee’s preference.

The programs offer young individuals to explore the U.S. professional workplace atmosphere, techniques and expertise. Such exposure not only gives them a better understanding of how things work in the U.S. when it comes to multiple fields along with giving them a chance to introduce international point of view to their American co-workers.

Through the Practical Training program gives foreign students and graduates the initial push towards a successful career. Young individuals acquire an opportunity to legally live the U.S. and gain practical work experience, while earning a suitable salary and assorted employee benefits at the same time. There are a number of job placements to choose from which involve job openings in the following:

  • Front Office Jobs
  • Food and Beverage Industry Jobs
  • Room Divisions Jobs
  • Yield Management Jobs
  • Accounting and Finance Sector Jobs
  • Information Technology Jobs
  • Reservation Jobs
  • Recreation Jobs
  • Conference and Banquet Services
  • Communication Enterprises Jobs

Our organization believes that foreign employee exchange open up new horizons for the respective companies. Employees from different ethnic and cultural backgrounds can contribute to the work policy in many positive and productive ways and also get an opportunity to learn from each other’s experience.

The programs was formed with the basic objective of providing the internee with a platform to practically apply the skills he has previously acquired during course of college studies and to understand the functioning of international professional organizations for future assistance.

Difference between J-1 Intern Program and J-2 Trainee Program

Although both the programs have the same basic objective, they vary in terms of criteria for applicants. The J-1 Intern Program is for students who are studying or are enrolled in under-graduate institutions all over the work along with those individuals who have graduated within twelve months of the internship’s starting date.

The J-2 Trainee Program is for those individuals who have graduated and worked in their respective fields for 1-5 years and thus, have experience about workplace environments.

 

Eligibility Requirements for the J-1 Intern Program

  • Individual must be a foreign national.
  • Individual must be currently enrolled full-time as a student in an under-graduate academic institute outside the U.S or should have graduated since not more than twelve months before the internship start date
  • The individual must have proficient skills of communicating in the English language.

Eligibility Requirements for the J-1 Trainee Program

  • The individual must be a foreign national.
  • The individual must hold a degree or professional certificate from a foreign post-secondary academic institution along with at least one to five years of work experience in an organization related to the individual’s field of study.
  • The individual must have proficient skills of communicating in the English language.

 

Type of Internships and Training Programs Available

Exchange Abroad provides various opportunities in multiple occupational fields to those who want to go abroad and participate in a J-1 Intern or Trainee program in the U.S.

If you are interested in either one of the programs, submit your resume or we will contact you as soon as a suitable opportunity is available that matches your field of studies and experience. You can also identify the opportunity yourself and apply for a sponsorship through Exchange Abroad.

Duration of the Programs

The duration of the internship or training programs vary. Through the J-1 Intern program, an individual may stay and train in the U.S. for up to 12 months. Through the J-2 Trainee program, an individual may train up to 18 months in the U.S. except for those in the Tourism industry whose training period is limited to twelve months.

Benefits of the Programs

  • Professional work experience for up to 18 months in the U.S.
  • Paid-jobs with suitable salary and added benefits
  • A chance to explore the American culture on a low cost
  • Gaining of experience with companies that make up the world’s strongest economy
  • Expansion of knowledge and gaining of expertise from American professionals
  • Enhancement of future job applications and resume, making you a suitable and more competitive applicant during interviews
  • Discover a different and diverse culture with the other foreign employees

Code of Ethics for the Programs

Participants who go to the U.S. through Exchange Abroad are not allowed to participate in:

  • Unskilled labor jobs
  • Jobs that involve looking after infants, children or the elderly
  • Jobs that involve medical care and direct contact with patients
  • Jobs that involve more than 20% clerical work
  • Jobs in fast food restaurants counter service

Application for Other Internship or Training Programs

Exchange Abroad offers sponsorship for individuals who are interested in job placements other than the ones listed by the organization as long as they are eligible. The set of rules that apply to such cases are listed below:

  • Candidate must provide information and details on how the certain job opportunity would lead to the development of advanced skills in him/her.
  • Past internship candidates can only apply for trainee after two years of residency outsides the states following the end of the internship
  • Past participants of trainee programs can only apply after two years of residency outside the states following the end of the training program

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