Internships and Traineeships

BelCham is officially authorized by the US State Department to act as a sponsor for the J-1 visa Exchange Visitor Program. We offer internships and traineeships in the fields of Management, Business, Commerce, Finance, as well as Engineering, Architecture, Mathematics and Industrial Occupations.

FAQs

Internships are an excellent way for students and recent graduates (< 1 year) to experience the professional American work environment and culture in real life. It is an invaluable resume addition and increases one’s chances of a smooth transition into a professional career later in life.

Requirements INTERNS

  • You have to be at least 18 years old
  • Your English has to be proficient
  • Your internship has to match your course of study
  • You are currently enrolled in and pursuing studies at a foreign degree or certificate-granting post-secondary academic institution outside the United States…
  • Or, You have graduated from such an institution no more than 12 months prior to your exchange visitor program start date.

Documents you’ll receive

  • Certificate of Eligibility
  • Internship placement plan
  • J-1 Visa

Duration and pricing

  • 3 weeks to arrange when we’ve received all documents
  • 950 dollars (up to 6 months)
  • 1350 dollars (up to 12 months)
  • Additional Department of State fees
  • $150 for extensions or change of host company

For a brief summary of this information in PDF format, you can download our
J-1 one-pager

J1 interns and trainees hiking upstate New York
internship

Traineeships are up to 18-month long professional training experiences that familiarize (young) professionals with American business culture. They provide the perfect opportunity to hone skills and adopt US methodologies.

Requirements TRAINEES

  • You have to be at least 18 years old
  • Your English has to be proficient
  • You 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 outside the United States; or
  • You have five years of work experience outside the United States in the occupational field in which you are seeking training

Documents you’ll receive

  • Certificate of Eligibility
  • Traineeship placement plan
  • J-1 Visa

Duration and pricing

  • 3 weeks to arrange when we’ve received all documents
  • 950 dollars (up to 6 months)
  • 1350 dollars (up to 12 months)
  • 1950 dollars (up to 18 months)
  • Additional Department of State fees apply
  • $150 fee for extensions or change of host company

For a brief summary of this information in PDF format, you can download our
J-1 one-pager

There are many advantages to hosting an international intern or trainee at your company, ranging from financial benefits, over strengthening of international ties, to cultural exchange and enrichment. You will also be actively shaping the future, and that’s a very big reward in and of itself. BelCham guides your company through the entire application process and takes care of all the paperwork.

Requirements HOST COMPANY

  • Company exists as an American entity for at least 2 years
  • Company employs at least 2 full-time employees that are American Citizen or green card holder
  • Company has sufficient means to supervise & train the intern/trainee

 

Featured Internships / Traineeships

Apply for a J1 visa

If you have found a host company, then you can apply for the J-1 program below.

Apply for a J1 visa

Have you found a host company? Then apply right here, right now!

Meet our J1’s

lauracarpels

“Last year I’ve done an internship at Samsung, NJ. I’ve contacted BelCham to help me out with the process of my J-1 visum. With the help of BelCham I’ve had the most wonderful experience of my life.”

Laura Carpels, Internship at Samsung

aida-kalanderi

“Thanks to BelCham I am taking those important steps in life that help you grow as an individual. It’s an incredible journey.”

Aida Kalanderi, Trainee

J1 in numbers

+500
interns and trainees

98%
success rate for eligible applicants

3
weeks turnaround on average

0
time to lose