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J1 Intern and Trainee Program in the USA

The Exchange Visitor Visa (J-1) is a non-immigrant visa issued by the U.S. Department of State that provides endless opportunities for international candidates looking to travel and gain work experience in the United States.

The  J-1 Exchange Visitor Program, managed by the State Department, enables foreign nationals to come to the United States to teach, study, or receive on the job training for a given period of time.

It was developed to expose individuals from around the world to the culture and institutions of the United States and to foster a better understanding between nations on a variety of issues through educational and cultural exchange programs.

CS Intercambio proudly works with a variety of employers across the US through our designated partner sponsor, focusing on the Hospitality and Teacher programs. 


To work in the United States on the cultural exchange program, you must meet the following requirements:


  • You are between 18 and 35 years old;

  • 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 their exchange visitor program start date; OR

  • You have at least 5 years of experience in the field;

  • Advanced English Skills;

  • Availability to live in the US for at least 12 months.



  • Stipend amount starting from USD12/hour

  • Temporary or permanent accommodation at no additional cost*

  • Personal growth

  • Daily language practice

  • Monthly training and monitoring plan

  • Grace period: 30 days at the end of the program to travel in the United States


*Accommodation benefits vary by employer. Some employers may not provide temporary or permanent accommodation.


Application process:

The application process begins with us at CS Intercâmbio, who will do the initial screening of candidates, which includes:

  • Resume review.

  • Written test of English.

  • Online interview in English.


Once qualified, the candidate will proceed to the next steps:

1. Interview with the Visa sponsor.

2. Interview with the employer.

3. Consular interview for the visa.

4. Departure to the United States.


Required Documentation:

Successful applicants are required to submit a variety of documents for our review prior to final acceptance. These include, but are not limited to:


  • Bank statement including sufficient funds for expenses (at least USD 5.000,00)

  • Valid passport

  • Copy of diploma (graduated exchange students) and academic transcript

  • Some employers might also ask for a background check


Program Fees

Program fees must be paid only after the participant accepts a job offer. We do not charge any fees until the placement is confirmed. Program fees are due in full prior to submission of the DS-2019 form. Some employers may cover part of the placement fees as part of their benefits package.



Internship Program (12 months): USD 5,015

Trainee Program (18 months): USD 6,550


Program Fees include:

  • Job placement with a qualified employer in the United States

  • DS-2019 form

  • US Visa Filing Assistance

  • Medical and accident insurance compliant with US regulations for the entire program

  • 24/7 team support

  • Document processing, screening, and verification to ensure regulatory compliance

  • Skype interviews

  • Pre-boarding orientation

  • Assistance in identifying and organizing cultural activities

  • Monthly check-ins to ensure program success


Program Fees do not include:

  • SEVIS Fee

  • Consular fees

  • Airfare

  • Daily public transport

  • Housing (except for placements where employers provide housing)

  • Food

  • Miscellaneous expenses


Interested?Apply today!

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