Paid internships and traineeships in Seattle (Washington), USA

Paid internships and traineeships in Seattle (Washington), USA

Internships USA offers a complete package which allows getting internships in Seattle for international or national students. Our package includes the internship search and or J1 Visa sponsoring, in case you are a foreign student who needs to have a VISA to do the placement in the USA.

Internship in the city of world-class companies, Seattle (Washington), USA

As a seaport city on the West Coast of the United States, Seattle inspired some of the industry titans: Microsoft, Amazon, Starbucks and Costco, among others. It is not only about the internship opportunities but also a great option if you are a music lover – its noteworthy musical history is well-known since some of the legendary bands were born there, like Nirvana. Its economy is driven, in a big part, by the Internet and technology and design companies, so do not think twice if you are looking for paid IT or graphic design internships!

Internship fields are available in Seattle.

In Seattle, you can get almost any type of internship. In case you need a visa and apply for a J1 visa internship it has to be one of the fields allowed by the J1 program. We offer placements mainly in Business, Engineering, Design, Law and Tourism.

  • Business: marketing, finance, business development, management, Business, Commerce and Finance;
  • Engineering: IT development, Backend / Frontend development
  • Design: Web / Graphic design
  • Hospitality and Tourism
  • Law

Benefits of the placements. What kind of benefits are commonly offered for a J1 internship?

Placements in the USA are generally paid though it depends on the profile, length, field, etc… We offer a guarantee of remuneration in all the fields but in law, which is a field that generally does not offer a stipend for candidates.

  • In the business placements, we offer a guarantee of 500$ / month for a 6 months placement and 1000$ for a 12 months placement. Though in Seattle this stipend tends to be higher, that is not guaranteed.
  • In the tourism field, we offer compensation which ranges from 1400-2500 $ for a 40 hours placement and it could include housing depending on the place.
  • In the IT development and design placements, there is a big fluctuation in the stiped, we offer the same guarantee as in business placements but well-qualified students can get well-paid placements.

Check the description of our programs for further details.


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.

Living in Seattle city costs, accommodation and others

The biggest cost of students going to Seattle is the accommodation which is an average of 1000$ for a studio. Therefore, a room can cost you 600-700$ easily for a shared apartment in the city. If you do not mind travelling 45′ or 1 hour every day that amount can be decreased. In any case, we offer you support to look for a room in Seattle, so we will advise you where to look and even pass you some contacts of direct owners in certain areas that we have.

Transportation is also you need to keep in mind, and an unlimited monthly pass for metro and bus costs 100 $ per month in Seattle. Food will take you around 180$ per month. Said this, you will need a basic amount of 1000$ per month of stay while living in Seattle, but we do recommend having some higher savings to live comfortably in Seattle. This city is not one of the cheapest cities in the U.S., but still cheaper than other cities like New York, Boston or San Francisco.

Am I eligible for an internship in Seattle?

In case you are a US national or hold a green card visa you can apply anytime for an internship.
In case you are a foreigner and you need an internship, you need to apply through the J1 internship and traineeship scheme:

Internships: foreigners enrolled in academic studies or who have graduated from an overseas institution no more than 12 months prior to the start date of their exchange visitor program can make an internship program.
Traineeships: foreigners who have at least 1-year experience in the field they wish to become a trainee can enrol in the traineeship program.

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