J-1 Intern Steps

If you are applying for a J-1 Intern visa – meaning you are coming to the U.S with a placement already lined up and approved, here are the application steps!

Register Your Interest

Register your interest online at rianj1.org. If eligible we will send you important information to help you prepare for the program.

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Step 1: Initial Application

Once you have registered your interest, you will send the following to us: a) role description from your employer, b) copy of your passport photo page, c) University letter / Degree scroll copy, d) Linkedin Profile (must connect with J-1 Network). After review – we will notify you if we can accept the internship and process an application from you.

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Step 2: Application Processing and DS-7002

Once you are at this step, you will do the following: a. Complete a contact information form b. Sign the intern agreement form c. Accept the payments terms and conditions d. Make your Visa Processing Payment (VPP) e. Provide a draft DS-7002 for approval f. Once approved the DS-7002 is emailed to your supervisor who signs it and returns it to us.

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Step 3: Sponsor Virtual Meeting

For stage 3, you will meet virtually with Rian J-1 staff to discuss your visa program. This is a great time to ask questions!

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Step 4: Final Payments & DS-2019

At this time, you will make your Program Management Payment (PMP) and provide the evidence of your Health Insurance coverage. We issue your DS-2019 and mail it to you with your finalized DS-7002. You can now book your Embassy Interview!

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Step 5: Embassy Interview

After you schedule your Embassy visit, you will attend the interview. After, you will receive your visa & to travel to the U.S!

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