Graduated in May or June 2023? Make sure you check your Grad cert dates and enquire now or risk losing out on our Internship USA program. You only have 12 months after the date on your grad cert to enter the US, and processing times can be around 12 weeks - so reach out to a member of our team today

Are you a student and need to complete work experience as part of your degree or want to get ahead with a summer internship in America? Live and work in the USA for up to 14 months.

You’ve seen the movies and Bravo reality shows. There’s always an intern. The USA has an established and well-paid internship culture, with most American students doing several internships before getting a full-time position. You’ll get world-class training in your field, build a global network, and show future employers you have the motivation to work abroad. Plus, your J1 visa allows you to travel for 30 days before and after your placement. Which in our world, spells one thing: road trip! (Should have worked in America when we had chance, might have got better at this whole spelling thing…).

So, why should you get your Intern USA visa through USIT Travel?

  • Expert coaching: Our team will review your CV and deep dive into your degree and modules, advising on what internships you can do and companies you should target.
  • USA sponsorship: We’ve been bringing our USA game for 60+ years. Together with CIEE, our US partner, we provide the sponsorship to intern anywhere in the States for up to a year.

Who can apply?

You must have an Irish passport, be 18+ and be able to fulfil one of the below student requirements:

  • You must be a full-time enrolled student. Your course must be at a recognised Irish college or university (or EU or UK institution) and be at least a two-year course that ultimately leads to a degree or higher qualification. Unfortunately online, lifelong, special purpose or distance learning courses are not permitted on this visa. If you’re not a student but have five years’ experience in the field your internship relates to, check out our Trainee USA program instead.
  • If you’ve already graduated you must enter the USA within 12 months of the date on your graduation certificate. Recent graduates will also qualify for our 1-year Grad USA program.
  • If you’re a resident in Northern Ireland but hold an Irish passport and have graduated from an Irish university, you may still be eligible for this program. Please contact the team on before you book.

When to apply

You can apply at any time of the year. However, it takes 12 weeks to process your application, so if you’re looking to do an internship over the summer or have already graduated, make sure you build this and the time it takes to interview for positions into your timescales.

Sounds great, or got questions? Apply by email below and a member of our Internship USA team will be in touch!

Our team is all about showcasing authentic adventures of working and travelling abroad. This means that we're always on the lookout for brand ambassadors, collaborators, and content creators - so reach out to our team if you're on board with sharing about a past working holiday or documenting your work abroad experience in the future!

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