Are You Ready To Elevate Your Business By Utilizing International Talent?

U.S companies have chosen to add international talent by becoming a Host Employer as a means to understand, learn and appreciate other cultures. This enables you to see the world from a different angle which breeds creativity, while the exchange of new and diverse ideas will lead to strategic solutions and innovation in your workplace. Every year, the United States welcomes thousands of international interns and trainees as part of the J-1 Visa Exchange Visitor Program (EVP). Successful U.S. companies have been participating in this program as Host Employers and realize enormous benefits.


Is My Company Eligible?

Here's the list of simple requirements:

  • Follow all federal, state and local labor and occupational health and safety laws.
  • You need to be able to provide proof of worker's compensation policy.
  • Copy of business license
  • Provide a professional work environment 
  • Job descriptions
  • Company grooming standards


Responsibilities of a Host Employer

The purpose of the J-1 Internship and Training program is to give qualified foreign participants the opportunity to experience the United States and engage with Americans through work-based training .  

Therefore, host companies must:

  • Provide a minimum of 32 hours per week professional-level training and not displace American workers
  • Develop a training plan (DS-7002) that will allow candidates to obtain knowledge and competencies in a structured environment.
  • Offer opportunity for the interns and trainees to participate in U.S. cultural activities and business practices