How to Apply for Internship USA

This article answers the question “How do I apply for Career Training USA?”. To intern or train in the United States, you will need to be sponsored for a J-1 Intern/Trainee Visa. If you are approved for J-1 Intern/Trainee Visa sponsorship through InterExchange, you will then need to obtain a J-1 Visa from the U.S. Embassy/Consulate in your home country so that you may enter the United States.

Below are the steps involved to Apply for Career Training USA.


The first step to consider is the search for an Internship.

You need to Attain your ideal position using resources for finding a U.S. internship.

The next step is Determining Your Eligibility.

  • Review the participant requirements and host employer requirements.
  • Review the program costs and fees.
  • Take our Eligibility Quiz to ensure you and your employer are eligible to apply.

The third step is to Start Your Application.

  • Create your account and start your online application.
  • Review the application instructions.
  • Review the required documents.
  • Review the application processing timeline

Step four is to Complete Your Application and Upload the Required Supporting Documents.

  • Use our applicant checklist to ensure you submit a complete application.
  • Click on the Invite Host Employer button to invite your host employer.
    • IMPORTANT: Invite your supervisor early on to allow him/her plenty of time to apply.
  • Upload all of the required supporting documents.
  • Check the Host Employer Application section of your dashboard. Once your employer’s application is complete, it will say “Submitted.”
  • Submit the full program fees within your application.
    • If your host employer is paying the program fees on your behalf, they can make the payment here.
    • Full payment must be submitted in order to submit your application for review.

The fifth point is to Submit Your Application to “Initial Review”.

  • Click “Submit Application” to send your application to InterExchange for “Initial Review.”
  • Incomplete applications will moved back into “Participant Review” for the required additions/revisions.
    • You and/or your employer must complete the required updates to your application.
    • Submit your application back into “Initial Review” once all updates have been made (this must be done in order for your reviewer to see your changes).

NB: You may need to repeat this process until your application is complete and ready to be reviewed. Initial Review is NOT a detailed review. It is to collect the documents/information needed to conduct a formal review.