What is it?

The internship visa allows full time students and recent graduates to intern in the USA for up to 12 months. Ideal for anyone completing their work placement in the USA or interested in completing a summer internship in their field of study.

12 month programme

Now €2,167

What you get for your money

  • Programme Fee
  • Processing by USIT and CIEE
  • Participant handbook
  • Issuing of your work papers
  • Online Orientation
  • Pre-departure support
  • 24/7 emergency support
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12 month programme

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Cost will be determined by the length of your stay in the US

Duration Fee
0 - 3 Months €1,889
4 Months €1,924
5 Months €2,022
6 Months €1,982
7 Months €2,015
8 Months €2,039
Duration Fee
9 Months €2,070
10 Months €2,105
11 Months €2,132
2 Months €2,167
13 Months €2,193
14 Months €2,224

More about fees

Flights begin from €450 one way and will be added on to your programme once we have confirmed your dates and destination.

Insurance can be purchased separately; please check approved insurers before purchasing.

€500 deposit due upon booking and balance due 6 weeks prior to departure.

US Embassy interview fee of $160 - this is not a USIT/CIEE fee and is paid directly to the US Embassy at the time of booking your appointment.

Site Visit Fee - if your Host Company has never taken on an intern through the programme before, if their annual revenue is less than $3 million or if they have less than 25 full time employees, CIEE will have to conduct a site visit. The SV fee is €250 and is a US Department of State requirement. We wouldn't find out if this is necessary until the application goes through vetting and the fee would only be added to your booking if and when we are officially notified by the sponsor that it has to take place.

Where our graduates have interned

  • United States District Court
  • Universal
  • Diane Von Furstenberg
  • State Street
  • Shutterstock

Who is eligible?

Students & Recent Grads

Full-time enrolled students. Recent Graduates must enter the US within 12 months of finishing coursework.

Over 18

If you're old enough to vote, then you can tick the "yes please" box for a US Grad Visa too.

Found your position

You must have an intern position secure before travelling on this programme.

Find out more

How to apply

  • Book your place

    Email your application form and supporting documents to internship@usit.ie

  • Training Plan

    Your agent will send you a link to your DS7002 Training Plan once we receive your application form

  • Paperwork

    There are a lot of forms and back and forth between different organisations and authorities in this step. Yawn. But you don't have to worry about that because USIT will take care of all of it

  • Assessment by CIEE

    The US sponsor will process your application to assess your suitability for the programme, approve your application and issue your work papers

  • Pre-departure pack

    Once your application is approved by CIEE, your work papers (DS2019) will be shipped to USIT Dublin. We will forward these to your home address in a Pre-Departure Pack once you have paid in full

  • Embassy

    Dress to impress, you're going to the US Embassy. This interview and a 5-7 day review of your passport will provide them with the information they need to grant your visa

  • When you get to the US

    Get in, you've arrived in the U, S of A! At this point, you are passed from the care of USIT to your sponsor CIEE. In addition to the support you receive from CIEE, we provide lots of helpful information on things like finding accommodation, so you're as prepared and well looked after as possible at the start of your big adventure

Want to know more about the jobs available to graduates?

Read job guidelines

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