Apply as an individual participant
Required documents for a US visa
Apply as a host organization
Documents for before and during programs
Promoting cultural exchange between the US and other countries
Prospective exchange visitors will apply for a J-1 visa at a US embassy or consulate
US government agencies that exchange visitors may interact with
Useful information when living and interning in the US
Necessary information to help participants prepare for their trip to the US
Tips and advice that will help participants adapt to a new work environment
Accomodation, transportation, weather, and culture.
Social Security Card, US tax forms, filing, and more.
Workers’ Compensation by state, State W-4 forms, and more.
Subpart A 62.10-62.17 Administration
Subpart B 62.20-62.32 Programs
Subpart C 62.40-62.45 Adjustments
Appendix E Unskilled Occupations
Subparts D-F 62.50/60/70~ Sponsors
Fusia connects, grows and serves global young professionals since 2008.
We're a designated sponsor of the US Dept. of State's J-1 (BridgeUSA) internship programs
Step 1 Register for an account (HERE)
Step 2 Log in to complete the steps 1-3 (HERE)
Step 3 At the scheduled time, report attendance (HERE), obtain zoom link (HERE), and attend the session
For assistance, contact us on WhatsApp chat at +1 917 244 2600.
01 Review our website
Take a few minutes to review our website. Pay attention to the following sections.
• CCIP at a glance - Click HERE
• Past internship photos - Click HERE
• Past activity photos - Click HERE
• Alumni feedback - Click HERE
• Host roster - Click HERE
• Program fees - Click HERE
To intern in the US, foreigners need a J-1 visa from a designated sponsor like FUSIA.
For questions, contact the organizer on WhatsApp chat +1 917 244 2600.
02 Check the eligibility
Ideal candidates possess basic professional competency, a positive attitude, an open mind, and a strong desire to learn and grow.
• Age 18+
• Have a CGPA of 2.5+ on a 4.0 scale
• Passport valid for six months
• Currently enrolled fulltime
• Degree/certificate pursuing
• Internship aligned with field of study
• Sufficient funds
• Sufficient English language proficiency
• Good mental/physical health
03 Complete application
Register an account then sign in to complete application steps 1-3.
• Resume panel
• Upload photo in JPG (via RHS avator)
• Selection of hosts/sessions
• Professional reference
Upload CCIP resume instead of your own resume via step 1 upload button but there is no need to upload PDFs as you will be given 48 hours after the interview to upload finalized documents.
The assessment process considers applicants’ overall performance during the application process, not just the interview. Complete panels like assignments for your potential supervisor.
04 Attend an interview
After completing steps 1-3, register for the interview (step 4), then report attendance via WhatsApp chat at +1 917 244 2600, obtain the Zoom link from the calendar, and attend the session at scheduled time.
• In-person (preferred) or online
• Complete steps 1-3 before the interview
• Upload PDFs 48 hours after the session
• Take a screenshot/photo for attendance
• Briefing+interviews, 1 hour
Each session typically begins with a briefing followed by interviews conducted in a discussion format. Following the session, applicants will have 48 hours to finalize their application.
05 Confirm joining
After completing the interview, please finalize any missing parts and upload the finalized PDFs within 48 hours.
• Complete missing parts in 24 hours
• Upload signed PDFs
• Some schools require clearance
• If accepted, submit fee in 72 hours
Please wait for the final decision, usually communicated within 48 hours of receiving your complete application. If accepted, submit the program fee within 72 hours to confirm your participation.
06 Finalize host/session
After receipt of the program fee, the application will be forwarded for host placement. Simultaneously, complete the J-1 Participant Application panel (Parts A to J).
• Attend host interviews
• Fill Parts A to J
• Finalize placement/session
Interviews with host(s) will be arranged. Upon request, a conversation with an alumnus/alumna can be arranged, and parents are welcome to participate in the conversation.
07 Apply for the visa
Once the placement/session are finalized, the participant will be issued Form DS-2019 (original) along with signing of Form DS-7002, creation of the SEVIS record, and application for a J-1 intern visa from a US embassy or consulate abroad.
• Submit visa sponsorship fee
• Obtain Form DS-2019 (original)
• Complete Form DS-160
• Schedule/attend visa interview
Canadian nationals generally attempt entry into the US with Form DS-2019 (original), SEVIS fee receipt, and other required documents.
08 Depart and arrive
After a successful visa interview, proceed with the Board, Land & Fly panel to prepare for departure matters.
• Finalize roommate matching
• Sign up for activities
• Attend the Pre-Departure Orientation
All programs begin on a Saturday and end on a Saturday. Check in on the first Saturday, followed by an orientation on Sunday.
• Check into hotel (Sat)
• Attend Post-Arrival Orienation (Sun)
• Report to work (Mon)