J-1 Intern & Trainee Program

Host an international university student, recent graduate, or a professional as an intern or trainee.

Interns at work

If you are an American business willing to provide a career enhancing experience to a bright, energetic international student or young professional, the Career Advancement Program is right for you. This program is ideal for internationally-minded American businesses looking to increase their visibility in the global marketplace!

Why Host Greenheart Exchange Interns and Trainees?

  • It’s enriching. Participants are highly educated and skilled students and professionals, and can bring variety and a global perspective to your environment.
  • It’s personal. Greenheart Exchange will help your company create a DS-7002 Training Plan that fits your company’s needs. Greenheart Exchange Intern/Trainees have flexible start and end dates.
  • It’s online. Greenheart Exchange has a user-friendly online application system for participants.

Can My Industry Host Interns or Trainees?

Greenheart Exchange is designated by the U.S. Department of State to receive interns/trainees in the following occupational fields:

  • Business, Management, Commerce & Finance
  • Hospitality & Tourism (including culinary arts)
  • Arts & Culture
  • Information Media & Communications
  • Agriculture, Forestry & Fishing
  • Public Administration & Law
  • Sciences, Engineering, Architecture, Mathematics & Industrial

At this time, Greenheart Exchange offers one program option for businesses:

  • Self Placed (SP) Program: The host organization selects the participants themselves. Greenheart Exchange verifies program eligibility and approves of DS-7002 Training Plan prior to program sponsorship.

How Do I Host Interns and Trainees?

Greenheart Exchange is accepting applications for J-1 Intern and J-1 Trainee programs.

If you are interested in hosting an Intern or Trainee at your business, please complete our “Get Started” inquiry form and a Career Advancement Program team member will contact you to discuss the process and your company’s needs.

Greenheart Exchange screens all potential trainees for English language ability, education, and occupational experience, making sure they are qualified for training with your organization before organizing an interview with you.