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International Internship Program for your Business


We would like to invite you to consider the many benefits of welcoming a well-educated and highly motivated international Intern in your enterprise.

International Interns will learn through different methods employed by your individual business and its practices.

The American business spectrum is so diverse there is a great deal to offer an Intern who would otherwise not have the opportunity to experience the variety of business styles offered in the US. 

Interns will bring a new fresh perspective to the way you are doing business.

Benefits of hiring international interns

What CHI Provides

Screening of candidates

Candidate profiles for your review

Arranging appropriate J-1 visa documentation

Arranging and presenting an Intern Orientation upon arrival

Supervision and support by experienced CHI Coordinators

Applying is easy

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Is your business ready to benefit from the Internship and Training program? Do you have questions about what the next steps are?

Contact a CHI Regional Coordinator to get started

Dayna O'Brien CHI Internship and Training Regional Coordinator
Dayna O'Brien


Employers 1
Irena Anthony


Employers 2
Amy Benjamin


Frequently Asked Questions

Your company completes a Training/Internship Placement Plan (TIPP) syllabus specifically outlining the goals and the objective of the internship program. The purpose of the TIPP is to ensure that your company and the Intern have a mutual understanding of the Intern’s duties and expectations. Your company will need to provide a mid-term and final evaluation based on the Intern accomplishing the TIPP objectives.

Our interns come from varied socio-economic backgrounds. Most of our interns only apply for paid positions. We require that our interns are paid a stipend of at least the prevailing minimum wage for the area to assist with the cost of living in the U.S. Unpaid internships must meet certain regulatory requirements in order to be considered.

Providing housing, meals, and/or transportation is completely at the discretion of your company. While the Intern and CHI welcome and appreciate any assistance you may offer, you are not obligated to provide room and board or transportation.

All CHI Intern applicants are required to thoroughly complete an application form as well as submit a letter of intent, resume, three letters of recommendation, and verification of English language proficiency. All this information is available for your review. Also, if there are additional corporate requirements such as Intern’s school transcripts, sample work and/or request for a phone interview, CHI is able to furnish and arrange these requests.

The J-1 visa is issued to overseas visitors for educational and cultural exchange purposes only. While an Intern may earn money, it is not a work visa. The J-1 visa category was established by the U.S. government through the Mutual Educational and Cultural Exchange Act of 1961 in order to promote the foreign policy objectives of the U.S. and to increase mutual understanding between the people of the U.S. and other countries through educational and cultural activities.

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