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Occupational category
Pursuant to 22 CFR Part 62.22(b)(c), J-1 internship programs are offered in ten different occupational categories. J-1 interns must attend a training/internship program that their sponsor is designated to sponsor [22 CFR Part 62.4(h)(7)]. The program must be related to their academic field and tailored to their skills and experience level.
Key takeaway
BridgeUSA (J-1) internships are not designed for students to sample or explore new academic or career fields. FUSIA-sponsored interns must attend a structured and guided work-based internship program suitable to their educational backgrounds and experience that is in one of the following occupational categories FUSIA is designated to sponsor:

- Arts and Culture
- Information Media and Communications
- Management, Business, Commerce, and Finance
- Public Administration and Law
- Education, Social Sciences, Library Science, Counseling, and Social Services
- Sciences, Engineering, Architecture, Mathematics, and Industrial Occupations
What to note
FUSIA doesn't sponsor the following categories. Contact other sponsors for assistance.

- Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing
- Health Related Occupations
- Hospitality and Tourism
- Construction and Building Trades