J-1 Student Interns

Definition of Exchange Visitor (EV) J Student Intern Category

The Student Intern category of the Exchange Visitor Program is available for departments to host an intern that is currently enrolled in and pursuing studies in an undergraduate program at a higher education institution outside of the United States. A department may host a student intern for a period of no more than 12 months.

Requirements of Sponsor (The University of Arizona)

The sponsor is required to ensure that the internship is appropriate for the intern's field of study and degree level. The internship may consist of no more than 20% clerical work and cannot duplicate a student's prior experience. A student internship must be full time (at least 32 hours per week) and the student intern's direct supervisor will be required to make a written evaluation of the internship at the conclusion. If the internship is more than 6 months in duration the supervisor will be required to make a written evaluation at the mid-point of the internship, as well as at the conclusion.

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