Internship USA

To qualify for the program you should be:    »    full time bona fide student in Bulgaria, and Bulgarian citizens who study abroad;    »    with at least intermediate level of English;    »    between 18 and 28 years old by 1st of June 2015;    »    willing to learn more about the American culture and experience a new lifestyle;


Work up to 18 months in a US company! Gain practical experience in your field of study!

Training in the United States will look incredible on a CV or resume, give you a chance to perfect your English skills, and build a powerful professional network.


Internship USA е програма за учебна практика/стаж в Съединените Американски Щати

The program

Internship/ Trainee programs is designed to allow foreign college and university students , recent graduates or young professionals to come to the United States to gain exposure to U.S. culture and to receive hands-on experience in U.S. business practices in their chosen occupational field.

The participants should have arranged placement with an US host company prior to their arrival in the country. Internship is not a work program; rather the intent is to provide qualified individuals with structural opportunities for professional growth.

The maximum duration of the program should not extend 12 months (for Intern category) or 18 months ( for Trainee category), not including the 30 days travel period. The program is not seasonal and is running year-round.

Intern/ Trainees  cannot work in unskilled or casual labor positions, in positions that require or involve childcare or elder care or in any kind of position that involves medical patient care or contact. Nor can interns work in positions that require more than 20 percent clerical or office support work.


Internships/ Trainings  are offered in the following occupational categories:


  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing
  • Arts and Culture
  • Construction and Building Trades
  • Education, Social Sciences, Library Science, Counseling and Social Services
  • Health Related Occupations
  • Hospitality and Tourism
  • Information Media and Communications
  • Management, Business, Commerce and Finance
  • Public Administration and Law
  • The Sciences, Engineering, Architecture, Mathematics and Industrial Occupations


Both Internship and Trainee programs are available in two options:


  • Self-Arranged  Program - is designed for participants who have already arranged placement at a U.S. host , or are willing to look independently for a placement opportunity by contacting potential host-companies;


  • Pre –arranged placement Program - thanks to our partnership with US sponsoring organizations we can provide our participants with quality training opportunities in the fields of Hospitality and Tourism, Business, IT Technologies, Finance and other areas. Please, contact our offices for recently opened positions.


За да участвате в Internship USA  да си студент редовно обучение в акредитиран университет или колежWho can participate in Intern/ Trainee Program?






To be eligible for an Internship program you should meet the following criteria:

  • To be  currently enrolled in and pursuing studies at a foreign degree- or certificate-granting post-secondary academic institution outside the United States; or  graduated from such an institution no more than 12 months prior to their exchange visitor program start date.
  • To be between 18 and 30 years old
  • To have an Advanced level of English


To be eligible for a Trainee program you should meet the following criteria:


  • To have a Degree or professional certificate from a foreign post-secondary academic institution and at least one year of prior related work experience in your  occupational field outside the United States OR five years of work experience outside the United States in the occupational field in which you are seeking training
  • To be between 20 and 40 years old
  • To have and advanced level of English


Колко струва програмата Internship USAThe price


The price for the program varies depending of the length of your program and the category you fit in.



*             Should your program duration is different than the listed below,  please check your program price with our consultants.



Self-arranged placement:


Program duration



3 months

$799 $1.099

6 months



12 months



18 months ( valid for Trainee program only) -




Pre –arranged placement Program

Program duration



6 months



9 months



12 months



18 months ( valid for Trainee program only)





The Price of Internship/ Trainee includes:


  • DS-2019 document, necessary for the issuance of J-1 visa. It ensures and attests to the legal stay and permission for work in the USA for the specified period of time;
  • Health and travel  insurance, covering the whole stay in the USA;
  • Organizational and administrative service, including preparation of the participant’s application according to the requirements of the program; information about the procedures regarding the J1 visa issuance and providing assistance on preparation of the respective documentation
  • A free, 24 hour hot line, allowing the Council Exchange office in Portland to render full assistance and advice to the participants;
  • Online pre-arrival orientation and additional program materials ;
  • Flight and travel arrangements to and within USA;


The price DOES NOT include:


  •  The airplane fare to the USA
  • SEVIS fee – USD 180
  • Visa interview fee - USD 160



За да кандидатстваш за програмата Internship USAHow to apply for Intern/ Trainee program





  • To apply for the program, you have to be registered in the online system of the US sponsoring organization. Our consultants will do the registration for you and will provide you with ID and password to access your profile. To make the registration process easier please bring your personal ID
  • To sign an agreement for program participation in the program and to pay a program deposit.
  • Depending on your program option and sponsoring organization you may have to prepare a resume and motivation letter ( or video)
  • If you are on a self –arrangement option you have to provide us with host company information and contact details of your supervisor. Your supervisor will receive access to your profile, so he will be able to create your training plan.
  • If you are on a placement option a skype interview with the sponsoring organization will be scheduled.
  • Approval / review of the training plan
    • If you are on a self-arranged option the US sponsoring organization should review the trading plan, verify its compliance with the requirements of the program and run a vetting process for your host organization. In some cases a site visit of t6he host company must be conducted.
    • If you are on a placement option and have passed the interviews successfully a training plan will be send to you for review and signing.
  • Once you have an approved training plan, the remaining part of the program fee and the SEVIS fee should be paid and the DS 2019 form will be issued.
  • Applying for a visa and making flight arrangements is the last thing you have to do before to start building your career!


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