PARTICIPANTS - J-1 VISA INTERN & TRAINEE HOSPITALITY PROGRAM

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TESTIMONIALS

  • I am currently a trainee in Miami, thanks to the ISC. My main interlocutor, Leslie, supported me through all the steps of the process, and helped me when I had issues. I achieved my goal and I just got approved for a visa extension, to extend my internship!

    Chloe H.
    Marketing & Communication Intern - Miami
  • The ISC has been the best way for me to find a paid internship in my field in the U.S! And the team is still available all along your internship to help you and support you! There is nothing else to say except THANK YOU! I recommend you the International Student Company!

    Yasese R.
    Public Relations Assistant - Fort Lauderdale
  • Leslie Costa (CEO) is very kind and tries her best to help the students!

    Thank you for your overall help and your quick answers!

    Jean-Marie D.
    Software Developer Intern - Los Angeles

J-1 VISA REQUIREMENTS

– Be between the ages of 18 and 38

– Secure an internship or training program with an eligible host employer

*Intern Program: Be a student currently enrolled in a degree or professional certificate program in a college, university, or other post-secondary academic institution outside the U.S.

*Trainee Program: Hold a degree from a foreign post-secondary academic institution and at least one year of prior work experience in his or her occupational field outside the United States; or Five years of work experience outside the United States in the occupational field in which they are seeking training

Not sure if you meet our requirements? Please contact us.

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NEED HELP? CONTACT US

North America Office

+1 305 440 9553
intern@the-isc.com
Brickell Bayview Center | 80 SW 8th ST, Suite 2000 | MIAMI | FL 33130 | U.S.A.

Asia Pacific Office

+63 632 541 6319
intern@the-isc.com
Net Lima Center | 5th Avenue Cor. 26th, Suite 10/F | MANILA | PHILIPPINES

Europe Office

+336 64 50 26 70
intern@the-isc.com
10 Bis Rue Paul Roth | OSNY | 95520 | FRANCE

CONNECT WITH US

Get a head start and strengthen your career through practical training programs in some of America’s prominent, largest, and most luxurious 4 and 5 star hotels, resorts, and restaurants

Intern and Trainee programs are designed to allow foreign university students, recent graduates, and young professionals an opportunity to enter the United States to obtain exposure to the U.S. culture and receive hands-on experience through training in the U.S. business practices. Program is applied to your chosen occupational field and experience.

The International Student Company is a Cultural Exchange Agency specialized in assisting highly educated, qualified, and multilingual students and young professionals from all around the world in achieving their goals by finding paid internship  positions with U.S. companies (FULL PLACEMENT).

We have over five years of experience that help support our network within the hospitality industry, working with top of the line hospitality properties and leading international hotel chains and restaurants.

We also provide J-1 Visa sponsorship for individuals (SELF PLACEMENT) who have already found opportunities with companies in the USA. Once you have secured an internship /Training position from a U.S. employer, we guide you through the visa process and provide assistance to both you and your employer.

INTERN PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

Our Internship program is open to:

  •  – Students currently enrolled in a degree or professional certificate program in a college, university, or other post-secondary academic institution outside the U.S.
  •  – Individuals who have graduated from these institutions within 12 months of the internship start date
  •  – Internships must be directly related to the intern’s academic field of study
  •  – Interns should be at least halfway through their degree programs before their program start date in order to be sufficiently prepared for their U.S. internship

Hospitality Guidelines:

  •  – All Hospitality programs are limited to 12 months regardless whether you are an Intern or a Trainee
  •  – Candidates wishing to participate in hospitality or restaurant management positions must have education and/or experience in hospitality, hotel, or restaurant management in order to rotate to various departments.
  •  – Our partner Sponsors do not permit Business-only candidates for programs in hospitality, hotel, or restaurant properties.
  •  – Our partner Sponsors do not accept Tourism-only candidates for hospitality or restaurant management programs.

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TRAINEE PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

Our Training programs are open to:

  •  – Individuals who hold a degree or professional certificate from a post-secondary academic institution, college, university or other post-secondary academic institution outside the U.S. and at least one year of related professional experience from outside the U.S.
  •  – Individuals with at least five years of related professional experience from outside the U.S.
  •  – Training programs must be related to applicants’ occupational fields, which they must be actively pursuing outside of the U.S.
  •  – All trainee applicants must also be able to document their current and previous related occupational experience via letters of reference from current/former employers outside the U.S.

Hospitality Guidelines:

  •  – All Hospitality programs are limited to 12 months regardless whether you are an Intern or a Trainee
  •  – Candidates wishing to participate in hospitality or restaurant management positions must have education and/or experience in hospitality, hotel, or restaurant management in order to rotate to various departments.
  •  – Our partner Sponsors do not permit Business-only candidates for programs in hospitality, hotel, or restaurant properties.
  •  – Our partner Sponsors do not accept Tourism-only candidates for hospitality or restaurant management programs.
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ELIGIBLE DEPARTMENTS

The International Student Company will provide you with paid Hospitality internship search and sponsorship in the following areas:

  •  – Culinary
  • – Food and Beverage
  • – Front Office
  • – Guest Relations
  • – Management Trainee
  • – Back Office Management
  • – Marketing, Sales, or Event Planning
  • – Hotel or Restaurant Inventory/Buying

The International Student Company is not able to provide and sponsor interns/trainees in the following Hospitality duties:

  •  – Bartending
  •  – Bellhop
  •  – Cashier
  •  – Delivery
  •  – Dishwasher
  •  – Housekeeping
  •  – Laundry
  •  – Maintenance
  •  – Night audit
  •  – Valet