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!

Step 1: 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. See below.

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Step 2: Application Preparation

Send us 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 3: Application Processing and DS-7002

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 Application Processing Payment (APP) 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 4: 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 5: 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 6: 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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