Our business internship and traineeship program in the USA
If you wish to do a business internship or traineeship, the USA might be one of the best countries to do your placement. The USA is the most dynamic economy in the world and it is creating world changing companies every year. Being a populated country, they have also influence in all kind of industries around the world. Combine this with the fact that the American people are in general open for new business ideas makes them very successful since they are able to adapt to new business ideas very fast.
With the people in the USA being so diverse due to combination of races, cultures and nationalities makes it easier for them to assimilate new ideas and trends and incorporate them in their own business model. That is why when you do a business internship in the USA you will gain a lot of experience in dealing with many different cultures.
Business Internship/Traineeship Placement Requirements and elegibility
In order to do a business internship or traineeship in the USA it is necessary to have successfully completed at least one semester in a post-secondary institution. You must still be enrolled at the post-secondary institution and be pursuing the degree in a manner which suggests you intend to continue with the degree until its conclusion.
Internship vs traineeship
Foreigners enrolled in academic studies or who has graduated from an overseas institution no more than 12 months prior to the start date of his or her exchange visitor program can make an internship program.
This program lasts for a maximum of 12 months + 30 days of grace period that you can use to travel around the country (optional).
Foreigners who have at least 1 year experience in the field they wish to become a trainee can enroll in the traineeship program.
This program lasts for a maximum of 18 months + 30 day Grace Period that you can use to travel around the country (optional).
You must be also able to prove that you enough funds to cover you for the entire duration of your internship or traineeship in the USA. The minimum amount necessary has been set to $1000 per month by the US government. If however, the position which you have secured contains remuneration in the form of a wage or salary, this will then be deducted from the minimum requirement needed.
It is also necessary to have a fluent level of English. Candidates who intend to complete an internship or traineeship in the USA must be able to successfully interact in an English speaking environment.
Business Program Fields for Internships and Traineeships
For your internship or traineeship in the USA, you have to choose a field in which you are currently studying. Or in the case of a traineeship, a field where you have significant experience.
We have business positions (tourism/hospitality, check here) in the following fields:
- International trade
- Sales/Customer clients
Click here to find a list of our current Business and Management vacancies
Business Internships/Traineeships Duration
An internship or traineeship in the USA must be at least 3 months in duration.
However, it is very difficult to find an internship for such a short amount of time as most employers wish to have interns for a period of at least 6 months. The maximum duration for a J1 internship in the business field in the USA is 12 months and 18 months for a traineeship.
Extension of a participant’s placement to the maximum duration of the program is possible; however to do so will incur additional costs as a new DS-2019 will have to be completed showing the new dates of the extension. Due to the additional time and cost it will take to extend the duration of your stay, we recommend that beforehand you decide definitively how long you would like to stay in the USA.
If you are looking for more information on how to extend your J1 visa click here
Business Internship/Traineeship Placement Compensation
The majority of the business placements in the USA are paid. However, the amount varies depending on what field the internship is in, how many months you will be working at the company, your own work experience and the company itself.
At Internships USA we provide our candidates with internships and traineeships that pay at least:
$500 per month for placements that last 6-11 monthss
$1000 per month for internships and traineeships that last 12 or more months.
Some companies may also offer other benefits such as accommodation, food or transportation. This varies depending on the company and will be discussed prior to the commencement of the placement.
Services and costs
We have a great understanding of the US market, therefore we can certainly arrange a placement in the USA in a range of 8 – 14 weeks. With our service, you define the field and locations accepted and we take care of the rest!
Internships USA will provide you assistance in obtaining the DS-2019 form and developing the Internship or Training Plan (DS-7002 form), required for a J1 visa. Therefore, sponsorship is included in the program.
We will help you and advice you about accommodation, as well as provide you information about affordable housing options. Costs depend on areas / cities so it will be discussed before your application.
It is the student responsibility to book it, but we will provide you all guidance in our hand.
Going to a new country is stressing, but it will not be with our help, we will help you to go through this smoothly.
It is required by the american government to have a health travel insurance that will cover all your medical treatments in The USA. Regular insurances do not work as they have cost limits and expenses are really high for medical treatments in US.
A liability insurance is as well included in our program, so any damage you could do to your host company will be covered.
How to Apply for a Business Placement in the USA and process
To apply for a business placement in the USA, you will first have to register via our apply page.
After your application has successfully been processed, someone from our team will contact you to set up an interview. We will put you in contact with our team in The USA who will conduct a program admittance interview. This interview will be conducted via Skype and we will receive an assessment report.
- Application – here
- Prescreening call
- Admitance skype meeting, where we will check once more your requirements and check your english level
- Deposits – To confirm your registration, you need to sign the service agreement contract and pay a deposit of 300€
- Interviews with companies
- Internship proposal – you will receive a written offer letter with conditions and offer
- Final Payments (program + insurances)
- Visa Application – we will take care of your sponsorship. Once the DS Form is done, with the number we give you, you will book your appointment in the embassy and collect your VISA.
Prices of our programs in the USA
Internship or Training Placement + Form DS2019 (the major part of the J1 visa application)
Registration fee 300€
-2-6 months 1,800€
-7-12 months 2,200€
Total prices with deposit included