Our IT & Graphic Design Internship and Traineeship program in the US

If you are doing an internship or internship at I.T. or graphic design, America might be a good choice. The United States is the most dynamic economy in the world, and every year companies that change the world are born. And because it’s a populous and attractive country, you’ll find a variety of companies in the US that specialize in construction or engineering.

Also, the population of the United States is very diverse due to a combination of race, culture, and nationality. It’s also something you can encounter in the workplace. To be innovative, there is nothing better than working with people with different mindsets and ideas; they know this well in America. Therefore, if you are interning in the US, learning how to communicate and work in teams with people from different backgrounds is also an excellent opportunity to grow and develop important soft skills.


I.T. & Graphic Design placement requirements and eligibility

In order to complete an IT or graphic design internship or internship in the United States, there are many requirements. First, at least one semester needs to be successfully completed at a post-secondary institution. Second, you must still be enrolled at the post-secondary institution and complete the program in a way that indicates your intention to continue the program. You must then also be able to demonstrate that you have sufficient financial resources to cover the entire duration of your internship or internship in the United States. The US government has set the minimum requirement at $1,000 per month. However, if your committed position includes compensation in the form of wages or salaries, this will be deducted from the required minimum. Finally, fluency in English is required. Candidates intending to do an internship or internship in the U.S. must be able to interact successfully in an English-speaking environment.

Internship vs traineeship

Internship programs are available for foreigners who are enrolled in academic research or have graduated from a foreign institution no more than 12 months before the start date of the exchange visitor program. The program lasts up to 12 months + a 30-day grace period that you can use to explore the country (optional).

Foreigners who have at least 1 year of experience in the field where they want to become an intern can apply for the internship program. The plan lasts up to 18 months + 30 days grace period and you can use it to travel around the country (optional).

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I.T. & Graphic Design Internships / Traineeships Duration

An IT or graphic design internship or internship in the US – like other internships and internships in the US – must last at least 3 months. However, it is difficult to find internships of this short duration, as most employers expect internships of at least 6 months.

In addition, to carry out an internship in the US, you will be required to possess a J1 visa. This visa is valid for a period of up to 12 months for internships and up to 18 months for internships (except for hospitality, which is 12 months for internships).

Your stay in the U.S. can then be extended to the maximum program duration. If the renewal is accepted, you will receive a new DS-2019 form showing the renewal. However, we recommend that you determine the optimal duration in advance. Extensions will incur additional charges as you will need to complete a new DS-2019 form.

If you are looking for more information on how to extend your J1 visa click here.

I.T. & Graphic Design
Internship/Traineeship Placement Compensation

Most internships in the US are paid. The amount depends on:

  • the field,
  • the length of time you have worked for the company,
  • own work experience,
  • and the company itself.

However, at Internships USA, we offer internships to candidates for at least $500 per month for 6 to 12-month internships and $1000 for more than 12 months.

Some companies may also provide other services, such as lodging, meals or transportation. Therefore, it is best to discuss this issue thoroughly with the company beforehand.  

Services and costs

Work placement

We know the US market very well, so we can usually arrange an internship in the US for 8-14 weeks. With our service, you can identify your preferred area and location and let us do the rest!

DS-2019 Form

Externships USA will give you back carrying the DS- 2019 form and developing the externship or Training Plan( DS- 7002 form), needed for a J1 visa. thus, the backing is included in the program.


You have to bespeak your accommodation yourself but, no worries, we will guide you. We’ll help you and advise you, including suggesting affordable casing optionsCosts depend on areasmetropolises, so it’ll be bandied before your operation.


Health travel insurance: It’s needed by the American government to have health trip insurance that will cover all your medical treatments in the USA. Regular insurances don’t work as they’ve brought limits and charges are really high for medical treatments in the US.
Liability insurance: Liability insurance:  Liability insurance is included in our programso, any damage you could do to your host company will be covered.


The process to apply for an I.T. or Graphic Design placement in the US

  1.  To apply for an internship or traineeship in the USA, you will first have to register via our Apply page.
  2. Also, when your operation is successfully reused, someone from our platoon will communicate with you to set up a meeting.
  3. After that, we will put you in contact with our program mate who’ll conduct a program entrance interview to check formerly more your conditions and your English level.
  4. Deposits – To confirm your registration, you need to sign the service agreement contract and pay a deposit of 300€.
  5. Upon successful completion of the entrance interview, we will propose you an externship or traineeship grounded on your capsule and particular preferences. And you’ll have interviews with companies.
  6. Internship proposal – you will receive a written offer letter with conditions and offer.
  7. After the Internship has been accepted, we will invoice you the final payment (program + insurance).
  8. Finally, you will have to apply for a J1 Visa. Internships USA will continue to support you should any problems or queries arise, but you are required to apply for the J1 Visa yourself.
  9. After applying for the J1 Visa, you must attend an interview at the American embassy or American consulate.
  10. Here you go! You are now ready to go to the US! Upon arrival in the USA, you will be required to attend an orientation with our agency partner to receive more information.


Prices of our programs in the USA

For the internship or traineeship placement + DS-2019 Form (the major part of the J1 visa application) :

– Registration fee: 300€
– from 2-6 months : 2,000€ ; or from 7-18 months : 2,400€
– Insurance: $95/month

2 000€


2 400 €



Program duration



Visa rejection and Cancellation 


We make sure that your visa will be approved as we have a strong understanding of the process.
In the unlikely case of refusal or rejection of a visa application by the US Consulate,  we will refund your  DS 2019 application fee partially (subject to terms and conditions of the visa-sponsoring organization) as long as :

– You are denied the J-1 Visa by a U.S. consulate or embassy with jurisdiction over your place of permanent residence;
– You have not violated U.S. law and/or visa regulations;
– The agency partner receives the original DS-2019 Form that was issued to you;
– The refund request is received no more than 6 months after the scheduled beginning of the J1 traineeship/internship program.

Service Fees are not included in this program.

In case of visa denial we will refund:
– 2-6 months: 600€
– 7-12 months: 700€


If the participant cancels after the placement confirmation, he/she is obliged to complete the payment, as Internships USA has already provided its service successfully. And, as he/she paid the balance already, this will be retained.

Moreover, substitute participants are not allowed, as Internships USA provides personalized Internship/Training placements.

Violation of the program’s terms and conditions can lead to contract cancellation by Spain Internship without any refund.

Interested? Apply below

Apply and talk to one of our agents. We will provide any information required and prescreen your application with ease.