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Host Site Resources


The International Exchange Center of the American Immigration Council serves as a State Department designated third party sponsor for J-1 trainees and interns. We assist you through the application process and offer support and guidance for the duration of the trainee or intern program.


Application Checklist - Information Requirements

Host Organization Expectations
Host Site Handbook
Should an Internship Be Paid or Unpaid?
Tax Assistance for J-1 Participants

For programs that began prior to 1/1/14
Mid-Stay Evaluation for J-1 Trainee/Intern
Mid-Stay Evaluation for J-1 Supervisor
End-of-Stay Evaluation for J-1 Trainee/Intern
End-of-Stay Evaluation for J-1 Supervisor

Additional reading
J-1 Visas: Changing America, Changing the World
Quarterly Report #1
Quarterly Report #2

Host Organization Expectations

Hosting a J-1 exchange visitor is a valuable experience for both the exchange visitor and the host organization. However, J-1 trainees and interns are not ordinary employees. Following are a few things to keep in mind. For more information, please refer to your Host Organization Handbook or contact the International Exchange Center.

•J-1 trainees and interns are not employees at will
• Stick to the training plan on form DS-7002
• Any changes must be made in consultation with the International Exchange Center as the J Program Sponsor
• Help your exchange visitor feel at home in your organization and involve them in cultural opportunities
• Ask your exchange visitor about their home culture. Be aware of, and sensitive to, cultural differences
• The host organization can not change the exchange visitor’s visa status during or after their program
• Complete and return mid-point and final evaluations