Internship/Training in USA

INTERN PROGRAM

Internship programs are designed to allow foreign college and university students or recent graduates to come to the United States to gain exposure to U.S. culture and to receive hands-on experience in U.S. business practices in their chosen occupational field.


Program Overview:
The Internship Program offered by IGE is a 6 or 12-month Program for the university/college students or recent graduates who can start internship within 12 months after their graduation. We designed this program to offer you an opportunity to learn about American business practices, get a taste of American culture and most importantly advance your career skills. We at IGE believe that upon the completion of this program you will be better qualified for your professional, and undoubtedly successful future.

                                                                                              

Requirements:
To be eligible to participate in the IGE’s Intern Program you must:

■ Be currently enrolled in and pursuing studies at a foreign degree- or certificate-granting post-secondary academic institution outside the United States; or

■ have graduated from such an institution no more than 12 months prior to their exchange visitor program start date.

■ Know English well enough to perform successfully in the proposed internship position.

■ Possess sufficient funds or support themselves for the entire length of the program in the United States, including housing and living expenses.

Arriving in the USA


I-94 Card
An I-94 is a form denoting the Arrival-Departure Record of particular foreigners used by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).

The I-94 paper form is no longer required for international visitors arriving by sea or by air. Instead, arrival and departure information is gathered electronically from carriers. Visitors can create and print their I-94 at https://i94.cbp.dhs.gov/I94/request.html.

 

Arrival Schedule

Please note that as a participant of the J1 Intern or Trainee Program you MUST notify IGE of your arrival to the United States within 30 days of the DS-2019 start date (please see the line #3 of your DS form). Please be prepared to provide us with your current housing address and contact phone number so that we are able to reach you at all times after your arrival.

SEVIS Record Activation

It is important that your arrival dates are confirmed with IGE within a 30-day period from the Program Start Date listed on your Form DS-20219. If you fail to notify IGE of your arrival within 30 days of the Program Start Date listed on your Form DS-2019, your SEVIS record may be canceled and you may not be able to enter the U.S. upon arrival. If you enter the U.S. and fail to notify IGE of your arrival within 30 days of the Program Start Date listed on your Form DS-20219, you may be forced to leave the United States within 7 days of the cancellation of your SEVIS record.

During the Program

All interns and trainees must strictly follow all host company, J1 Program Sponsor, and Department of State rules & regulations.

Internship and Training Categories


Internship and Training Categories of IGE Career Training Experience Program are as follows:

■ Information Media and Communications
■ Education, Social Services, Library Science, Counseling and Social Service
■ Management, Business, Commerce, and Finance
■ The Sciences, Engineering, Architecture, mathematics, and Industrial Occupation
■ Hospitality and Tourism
■ Public Administration and Law


Most Popular training fields are as follows:
■ Business Administration
■ Marketing, PR, Advertising
■ Finance, Accounting, Economics
■ IT
■ Travel/Tourism
■ Graphic Design, Web Design
■ International Trade & Logistics
■ Architecture, Interior Design
■ Culinary
■ Law
■ Hospitality / Hotel Management


Interns and Trainees cannot be placed in positions that require more than 20 percent clerical or office support work. Use of the Exchange Visitor Program for ordinary employment or work purposes is strictly prohibited. Trainees also may not be placed in positions, which are filled or would be filled by full-time or part-time employees. Also, the training cannot duplicate a trainee participant’s prior work experience or training.

J1 Intern and Trainee Program Overview


The J-1 Intern and Trainee program allows students and young professionals the opportunity to receive career training in the United States.

Host Employer Eligibility
Host employers must be eligible to participate in this program. IGE must ensure host employers are legitimate organizations that are willing to abide by the rules and regulations governing this program.
In addition, organizations with fewer than 25 employees or less than $3 million dollars in annual revenue are subject to a site visit, conducted by an J1 sponsor representative.

 Employers should be aware that they must also supply a Federal Employer Identification Number, and verification of a valid Workers’ Compensation Policy.


J-1 Visa Sponsorship Program

The J1 Intern and Trainee Programs are sponsored by  the J-1 sponsor organizations. 

International Training Placement Program

If an employer is seeking qualified applicants from abroad, we can provide assistance in finding Trainees. IGE identifies potential applicants and coordinates interviews between applicants and employers.
Upon a successful match, IGE sponsors the J-1 Visa for the duration of the program and provides assistance in preparing all necessary documentation.

Trainee Program


Training programs are designed for foreign professionals to come to the United States to gain exposure to U.S. culture and to receive training in U.S. business practices in their chosen occupational field.

Program Overview:
The Training Program offered by IGE is a 6, 12 or an 18-month Program for post university/college graduates and young professionals. We designed this program to offer you an opportunity to learn about American business practices, get a taste of American culture and most importantly advance your career skills. We at IGE believe that upon the completion of this program you will be better qualified for your professional, and undoubtedly successful future.

                                                                                                

Requirements:
To be eligible to participate in the IGE’s Training Program you must have:

■ A degree or professional certificate from a foreign post-secondary academic institution and at least one year of prior related work experience in your occupational field acquired outside the United States, or

■ Five years of work experience outside the United States in your occupational field, and intend to enter the United States to participate in a structured and guided work-based training program in your specific occupational field.

■ Know English well enough to perform successfully in the proposed training position.

■ Possess sufficient funds or support themselves for the entire length of the program in the United States, including housing and living expenses.

Program Information


Internship and Training programs are designed for foreign professionals to come to the United States to gain exposure to U.S. culture and to receive training in U.S. business practices in their chosen occupational field.

The primary objectives of the J1 Intern and Trainee Program are to enhance your skills and expertise in your academic or occupational field through participation in structured and guided work-based training program.  The program strives to improve your knowledge of American techniques, methodologies, and expertise.  The Internship and Training Programs are also intended to increase your understanding of American culture and society and to enhance Americans’ knowledge of your skills and culture through an open interchange of ideas between you and your American associates in the workplace. A key goal of the Fulbright- Hays Act, which authorizes this program, is that participants will return to their home countries and share their experiences with their countrymen.

Only with your commitment as the next IGE Intern orTrainee can we achieve these objectives and continue on our mission of “Educating Tomorrows’ Leaders”.

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