Application Checklist

J-1 Trainee/Intern Application Information Requirements

  • Copy of Passport, all pages included
  • Copy of Accompanying Dependents’ Passport ID pages (if applicable)
  • Resume with employment and educational history
  • Educational transcripts with English language translations as needed from post-secondary education outside of the United States
  • Post-Secondary diplomas or academic certificates with English language translations as needed (intern)
  • Proof of full-time enrollment in post-secondary academic education if not graduated (Intern only)
  • Employment verification letters with English language translations as needed (trainee only)
    • With university degree, one year of experience directly related to proposed training
    • Without university degree, five years of experience directly related to proposed training
  • Signature of the J-1 Trainee/Intern applicant agreeing to the terms of the exchange visitor program.

Information on the Host Organization Information

  • IRS Employer Identification Number
  • Date of Incorporation (host must be in business more than 24 months)
  • Number of employees (minimum number of six full time permanent U.S. residents staff on site)
  • Annual revenue
  • Workers’ Compensation Policy Carrier and Number
  • Signature of a representative agreeing to the terms of the exchange visitor program.

The Exchange Visitor Financial Support and Budget Form

  • Information on probable exchange visitor expenses
  • Information on financial support provided by all sources

The DS-7002 Training Plan (download and upload pdf)

  • A separate DS-7002 signature page is required for each site of activity and for each Direct Supervisor
  • Description of the program
  • Host organization background information
  • Overall program objective
  • Description of overall skills and knowledge the J-1 exchange visitor will acquire, how the skills are taught, and how they pertain to individual’s ultimate career goals
  • Description of orientation to workplace and local community
  • Description of cultural exchange opportunities
  • Description of planned cultural opportunities
  • Description of direct supervisor’s qualifications
  • Description of evaluation measures
  • Signature of both the J-1 intern/trainee and supervisor(s) (don’t sign for sponsor)
  • Uploaded complete and signed document

Insurance Declaration

  • Insurance Enrollment for each person insured under American Immigration Council identified group policy


  • Insurance Confirmation if opting out of American Immigration Council identified plan

On-going Exchange Declaration

  • Signature of the host organization representative and the J-1 intern/trainee