Programs > BridgeUSA-FUSIA’s J-1 Internships & STEM Initiatives

J-1 Internships

FUSIA is a designated sponsor for the J-1 Internship program and the Early Career STEM Research Initiative.

Eligible foreign nationals may intern in the US through participation in the US Department of State’s J-1 Exchange Visa Program (EVP), also known as the J-1 program or BridgeUSA.

J-1 internships, within the 15 Exchange Visitor Program (EVP) categories, are for eligible foreign nationals who are currently enrolled in or have recently graduated (within the past 12 months) from a ministerially approved degree or certificate-granting university outside the United States.

To intern in the US under the EVP’s J-1 program, you will need to (a) secure a suitable host and a full-time, academically relevant, entry-level internship that ranges from 3 weeks to 12 months and (b) identify a designated sponsor in the J-1 intern category.

Programs > BridgeUSA-FUSIA’s J-1 Internships & STEM Initiatives

At a Glance

The Department of State’s Exchange Visitor Program (EVP), commonly referred to as Bridge USA, offers a wide range of cultural exchange, educational, and skill-building opportunities for eligible foreign nationals. Through its 15 programs, participants gain valuable practical experience, broaden their horizons, and enhance their skill sets, contributing to stronger international connections and fostering global understanding.