What are the J-1 Intern-Trainee program categories?
Intern Program Category
- Currently enrolled in and pursuing studies at a degree of certificate-granting post-secondary academic institution; or
- Graduated from such an institution no more than 12 months prior to the start date of the internship program.
Trainee Program Category
- Holds a degree or professional certificate from a foreign post-secondary academic institution, and has at least one year of prior related work experience in their occupational field acquired outside the United States; or
- Has five (5) years of work experience outside the United States in their occupational field.