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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

Evaluation forms for programs that began prior to 1/1/14 only:
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 and are not brought in to fill a labor need or displace full- or part-time, seasonal or permanent American workers
• The Training/Internship Placement Plan described on form DS-7002 will be followed
• Any changes to the training plan must be made in consultation with the International Exchange Center as the J Program Sponsor
• The mid-point and final evaluations will be filled out and submitted by the direct supervisor
• The host organization can not change the exchange visitor’s visa status during or after their program
• The host organization will help the exchange visitor feel at home in your organization and involve them in cultural opportunities
• The host organization will encourage the exchange visitor to share aspects of their their home culture