J-1 Trainee and Intern Program
J1X is currently designated as a sponsor of the J-1 Trainee and Intern Program
We sponsor programs in the following occupational categories:
- information media and communications;
- management, business, commerce and finance;
- public administration and law;
- sciences, engineering, architecture, mathematics, and industrial occupations;
Our programs can last from 3 weeks to 12 months (Interns) or 18 months (Trainees)
The objective of our program is to enhance the skills and expertise of exchange visitors through participation in structured on-the-job training programs. Our program improve participants’ knowledge of American techniques, methodologies, and technology while also exposing them to American culture and society.
Note: Our program cannot be used as a substitute for ordinary employment or work purposes and it cannot displace American workers.
When participating in J1X’s Trainee and Intern program, you should expect the following expenses:
To participate in the Trainee/Intern program, J1X charges a J-1 processing fee of $1,495.
Sevis and insurance fees
You will also need to pay a $220 Sevis fee and mandatory J-1 program and insurance fee of $120 per month.
While you are participating in the Trainee/Intern program, you will also incur normal living expenses, just like you would at home. The amounts vary by location, but you should expect to spend around $900 or more for housing, $200 for utilities, $250 for food and $100 for local transportation.