Trainee and Intern

By November 15, 2018

An internship or a traineeship with the right company in the US can be vital in teaching you new skills, qualities, and tools to excel in your professional career. An internship or a traineeship in the US is an important step towards developing your expertise in your field.

An internship or a traineeship in the US is an important step towards developing your expertise in your field.

Visa Options

H-3 Nonimmigrant Trainee or Special Education Exchange Visitor:

The H-3 nonimmigrant visa category allows foreign nationals coming temporarily to the United States as either a:
Trainee to receive training in any field of endeavor, other than graduate medical education or training, that is not available in the foreign national’s home country.
Special Education Exchange Visitor to participate in a special education exchange visitor training program that provides for practical training and experience in the education of children with physical, mental, or emotional disabilities.

J Visa: Educational and Cultural Exchange:

The J nonimmigrant visa is for educational and cultural exchange programs designated by the Department of State, Bureau of Consular Affairs.

Exchange visitor categories include:
Au pair and EduCare
Camp Counselor
Government Visitor
Intern
International Visitor (Dept. of State use)
Physician
Professor and Research Scholar
Short-term Scholar
Specialist
Student, college/university
Student, secondary
Summer Work Travel
Teacher
Trainee

Q: International Cultural Exchange:

The Q nonimmigrant visa is for international cultural exchange programs designated by USCIS. The purpose of the Q nonimmigrant visa is to facilitate the sharing of international cultures. It is an employment oriented program, but an integral part of your duties must have a cultural element. You must be at least 18 years old and be able to communicate effectively about the cultural attributes of your country.

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