Please note as a host employer, you play a very important role in ensuring J-1 Exchange Visitor Program objectives are met and regulations are adhered to.
The primary objectives of the J-1 Internship and Trainee Cultural Exchange Program is to enhance the skills and expertise of participants through guided work-based training. Such training is also intended to increase their understanding of American culture and to enhance Americans’ knowledge of foreign cultures and skills through an open interchange of ideas between participants and their American associates.
The host employer requesting and receiving the Trainee/Intern must have sufficient resources and trained associates available to provide the specified internship or training program. The host employer is responsible to ensure continuous on-site supervision and mentoring of interns by experienced and knowledgeable staff. Host employer managers should ensure that interns obtain skills, knowledge, and competencies through structured and guided activities, rotation through several departments, on-the-job training, and any other similar learning activities. As with any associate the host employer should conduct periodic evaluation of participants. Notifications to complete an evaluation will be sent to you via email at the beginning, middle, and end of the program.