J-1 Exchange Visitor Intern or Trainee Program

Calling All Host Companies!

Do you currently facilitate a domestic internship program within your organization? If so, you may be the perfect future host company for our J-1 Exchange Visitor Intern or Trainee Program. As you may know, Alliance Abroad Group is a Department of State designated sponsor for this fantastic visa program. It enables us to bring international university students and young professionals to the U.S. for invaluable experience training in their career.

What types of candidates are looking for host employers?

Please see Curriculum Vitae (CV) highlights below.

alessandro
Alessandro G.
Home Country: Italy
Program Eligibility: Internship Program
Educational Studies: Languages & Literature
Field of Training Desired: Hospitality or Communications
Languages: Italian, Portuguese, Spanish and English
Available Start Date: As soon as possible

sheera
Sheera B.
Home Country: Philippines
Program Eligibility: Trainee Program
Educational Studies: Tourism Management
Field of Training Desired: Guest Relations or Rooms Department Rotation
Language: English
Available Start Date: As soon as possible
Special Highlights: Has previous experience in Catering, Airline and Food & Beverage industries

arturo
Arturo M.
Home Country: Mexico
Program Eligibility: Trainee Program
Educational Studies: Culinary Arts
Field of Training Desired: Culinary Arts or Pastries
Language: Spanish and English
Available Start Date: As soon as possible
Special Highlights: Graduated from Le Cordon Bleu – Mexico and previous work experience as a baker, chocolatier and pastry chef.


jia
Jia G.
Home Country: China
Program Eligibility: Intern Program
Educational Studies: Tourism Management
Field of Training Desired: Food & Beverage Rotation
Language: Chinese and English
Available Start Date: As soon as possible
Special Highlights: High energy as demonstrated in YouTube Video Resume

phuc
Phuc (Alex) N.
Home Country: Vietnam
Program Eligibility: Trainee Program
Educational Studies: Hospitality & Tourism Management
Field of Training Desired: Food & Beverage Rotation
Language: Vietnamese and English
Available Start Date: As soon as possible

Why international Interns or Trainees?

Incorporating international participants in your team not only promotes cultural exchange and supports the Department of State mission to create a more secure, democratic and prosperous world, but it also supports a Diversity & Inclusion Policy. Most Diversity and Inclusions policies embrace and encourage employee differences in age, color, disability, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, language, national origin, physical and mental ability, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, veteran status and other characteristics that make your company unique.

What is the official program definition as defined by the Department of State for the Intern & Trainee Program?

The primary objectives of the programs are to enhance the skills and expertise of Exchange Visitors in their academic or occupational fields through participation in structured and guided work-based training and internship programs and to improve participants’ knowledge of American techniques, methodologies, and technology. Such training and internship programs are also intended to increase participants’ understanding of American culture and society and to enhance Americans’ knowledge of foreign cultures and skills through an open interchange of ideas between participants and their American associates. A key goal of the Fulbright-Hays Act, which authorizes these programs, is that participants will return to their home countries and share their experiences.

What are host companies overall responsibilities?

Sign a completed Form DS–7002 – Training/Internship Placement Plan to outline the type of experience the participant will receive, ensuring appropriateness for that participant’s background and experience and demonstrating the skills that will be gained through the experience.

  • Notify sponsors promptly of any concerns about, changes in or deviations from Training/Internship Placement Plan during training and internship programs and contact sponsors immediately in the event of any emergency involving trainees or interns
  • Abide by all federal, state and local occupational health and safety laws
  • Abide by all program rules and regulations set forth by the sponsors, including the completion of all mandatory program evaluations
  • Have sufficient resources, plant, equipment and trained personnel available
  • Provide continuous on-site supervision in English and mentoring by experienced and knowledgeable staff
  • Ensure that interns obtain skills, knowledge, and competencies through structured and guided activities such as classroom training, seminars, rotation through several departments, on-the-job training, attendance at conferences and similar learning activities, as appropriate in specific circumstances

What are the next steps or have additional questions?

We’d love to hear from you! Please contact Michael for next steps and assistance. We have amazing candidates ready to interview for your placements!
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