Train in the United States  

Visa Length: 6 - 18 Months

Gain Experience in the United States

The J-1 Internship & Traineeship program is designed by the U.S. Department of State to promote international exchange and cultural understanding. This opportunity is for students, recent graduates, and professionals that are interested to participate in a 6-18 months program to gain exposure to the American culture, while receiving paid training through a structured and guided work-based program.


Experience the American culture and share your own cultural traditions with Americans.  There are plenty of cultural activities throughout the program!

Develop Professional Skills

Enhance your resume with international work experience by working in a field that is relevant to your experience.

Be Mentored

The purpose of the program is to strengthen career development by working alongside a mentor in the desired academic or occupational field

Where will I be training?

We work with hundreds of employers across the United States that want to meet motivated individuals that are eager to learn. Some of the industries we work with are:

  • Hospitality and Tourism
  • Culinary Arts
  • Accounting & Finance
  • Sales & Marketing
  • Information Technology

Eligibility for visa duration

Up to 12 months


  • Must be a full-time University student or recent graduate
  • Must speak fluent English
  • Positions are 6 – 12 months in duration

Up to 18 months


  • Must be a University graduate with at least 1 year of work experience in occupational field, OR a professional with at least 5 years of related work experience.
  • Must speak fluent English
  • Length of traineeship is up to 18 months, or up to 12 months for Hospitality and Tourism.

Steps to how we work

We’ll help you every step of the way: matching you with the right position and employer, providing visa and migration assistance, and preparing you for your life in the United States.

Step 1

Submit an application so we can review your qualifications. 

Step 2

Schedule a free consultation call with a CareerDean representative to explore your options. Here is where we will answer all of your questions about the placement process and visa qualifications. We’ll talk about your skills, your experience, and your career goals. You can even tell us a little about what you like to do when you’re not working. Go ahead, we’ll listen.

Step 3

Register into the program.

Step 4

Interview with our partnered organizations for an employment opportunity. Dont worry, we’ll prepare you for the interview. 

Step 5

Once a hiring decision is made, we will assist you through the visa process and work with you to make travel arrangements. 

This program aims to bridge the gap between formal education and practical work experience.

Don't know where to start?

Explore your options with a CareerDean representative!