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             USA Internship Program

Major Fields  

Hospitality & Tourism Management

Business Administration / Marketing-Finance/ IT

         Internship Duration

Intern programs are available for 6,9 and 12 months.

         Monthly Stipend

The intern income ranges from $1200.00 - $2400.00 USD per month, depending on the company’s hourly wage policy. Generally, weekly hours are approximately 40 hours per week; however, if the intern is asked to perform more than 40 hours per week, overtime payment will be provided.

Visa Process

Interns/Interns participate in this program with the J-1 visa and regulations of USIA. Necessary assistance to obtain the J-1 (applying and obtaining the DS-2019 Form) will be provided by USEH. To validate the J-1 visa, each applicant must apply to the U.S. Consulate/Embassy individually. The ultimate decision to validate J-1 visa belongs to the U.S. Consulate/Embassy.

Health Insurance

Health insurance for the intern is provided as part of the program and as a U.S. Government regulation for the intern duration.

Housing

Usually the host company provides housing options at the intern’s expense. If the host company does not provide assistance for housing, USEH will provide the necessary assistance in finding temporary or permanent housing at the intern’s expense.

Professional Development (Training)

Interns/interns usually receive professional training seminars conducted by their host companies. The interns are provided with a certificate at the end of the seminars, depending on the regular attendance and success.

Orientation

Prior to leaving for the USA, each participant is obligated to attend a mandatory orientation seminar provided by USEH consultants. Several subjects are covered during the orientation, but the main topics are:

»  General information about the U.S., such as living conditions, life styles, cultural similarities & differences.

»  General information about the host company and region or city

»  Performance and behavior expectations of the host company

»  Responsibilities as an intern

Travel Arrangements

Interns/interns are responsible for their own airfare; however, USEH consultants determine the departure date. USEH can provide assistance in obtaining discounted airfares.

Ongoing Consultancy

USEH provides a continued advisory for the interns/interns and the host companies along with its partner organizations as well. The ongoing intern program will be evaluated periodically, and each intern and host company will be asked to provide an evaluation.

New Application Requirements;

»  Min age of 18

»  Currently enrolled to university program pursuing Bachelor or Associate Degree in the interest area of internship or

»   Must be within 12 months of graduation from a University

»  Minimum 2-4 months of industrial experience

»  Upper Intermediate level of English

Application process 

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Upon deciding to apply for the program, the applicant should present his/her resume to USEH and/or fill out the online application form at the USEH website.

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If the applicant is found to be eligible for our programs, s/he is invited for an interview with USEH Consultants.

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Applicants who pass the interview and evaluation are then invited to complete an official application.

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To complete the official application, the applicant must submit the required documents, including the application fee, which is nonrefundable.

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The placement process will begin for the official applicants, which will take 6-10 weeks under normal conditions.

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Once the participant is secured a position, the offer letter, including the conditions such as hours per week, stipend, training plan, housing, etc., will be provided to the participant for review and signature.

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In addition to the placement agreement (between the intern and the host company), the intern will be asked to sign an agreement with USEH. This agreement will outline the responsibilities and duties of both parties, the intern & USEH. USEH will not take further responsibility for any intern who violates the agreement conditions during the program.