Internship Training   CHI

Cultural Homestay International’s Internship/Training Programs are a practical “on-the-job” training in an American business for overseas university students and young professionals. The program bridges the participant’s course of study to their career development objectives. While participants gain practical knowledge in their specialized fields, the American staff gains international cultural and business awareness. The participants not only gain valuable insight into American business methods and practices, they immerse themselves into American society and culture.

Benefit your business

Cultural Homestay International (CHI) would like to invite you to consider the many benefits of welcoming a well-educated and highly motivated international Intern in your enterprise. Your staff will not only learn about the Intern’s country and its culture, but the eagerness of the participant to learn, the cross-pollination of ideas, and novel, “outside-the-box” thinking will make your young overseas professional a valuable member of your work team.

CHI is designated by the U.S. Department of State to issue Form DS 2019 for J-1 Internship visas to qualified Internship applicants.

Internship or Training

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Cultural Homestay International (CHI) would like to invite you, young professionals, university students and recent college graduates, to consider the many benefits of the CHI Internship and Training Programs . The practical experience in an American host business gives you the opportunity to put your educational knowledge and your university major “to work” in your chosen professional field. In the process you will gain an in-depth understanding of the American business, society and culture. The Internship or Training experience will contribute significantly to the realization of your future career goals.

Internship Training   CHI

Internship Program Requirements

Must be currently enrolled in a degree or certificate granting post secondary academic institution.

OR

Have graduated from an institution within 12 months of the internship start date in the US.

AND

Verifiable English Language skills by an English test or documentation by an academic institution’s English instructor.

Personal interview conducted by a CHI partner either in person or via webcam.

This program is a maximum 12 months. There are no extensions.

May have a repeat J-1 visa as long as the intern is in student status or begins a new training with 12 months of graduation.

Training Program Requirements

Must have completed a degree or professional certificate outside the US and have 1 year related work experience outside the US.

OR

5 years of related work experience.

AND

Verifiable English Language skills by an English test or documentation by an academic institution’s English instructor.

Personal interview conducted by a CHI partner either in person or via webcam.

This program is a maximum 18 months. There are no extensions.

Internship Training   CHI

CHI offers two program options:

1) Self-arranged Internship/Training
2) CHI-arranged Internship/Training

CHI works in partnerships with student exchange organizations in 42 countries. They will guide you in the application procedures, administer tests and will evaluate your credentials. Final decision is made by CHI’s Internship Admissions Department in San Anselmo, California. They are authorized to issue Form 2019 for the J-1 visa, which may be valid for up to 18 months.

Cultural Homestay International’s field staff works tirelessly to make sure your Internship is successful, meaningful and beneficial to your professional growth.