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Internship USA is a self-placement programme so you must find and secure your own internship placement in America. BUNAC cannot arrange this for you.
Your internship must match your educational and/or work background and be a valuable learning experience for you.
When you are searching for your internship, you must ensure it is one of the following fields of work to be eligible for the J-1 Visa sponsorship.
Commerce & Finance
Internships in the following fields are not allowed. BUNAC is unable to sponsor programmes in the Arts (Arts Administration is allowed), Medicine, Teaching, Social Work and Manual Labour.
BUNAC is able to sponsor unpaid internships for up to 6 months and paid internships for up to 12 months.
When BUNAC receives an application we are looking for, amongst other things, to see the following:
Your internship is a training position and not a job
Your internship is a full-time position
Your internship does not involve any more than 20% clerical or basic work or include unskilled labour
Your internship will benefit your future career.