Your Internship in the USA

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.

What types of internship can you do?

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.

Architecture Business

Commerce & Finance

Engineering Hospitality & Tourism
Information Media & Communications Management, Marketing & Sales Public Administration & Law The Sciences

Industrial Occupations

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. 

What is BUNAC looking for?

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 employer meets our eligibility requirements

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.

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