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The information below describes the student intern selection and appointment process, and includes links to a checklist, instructions, and application form for information the ISSC uses to issue the DS-2019.   Student interns use the DS-2019 and DS-7002 to apply for the U.S. entry visa.  Questions may be directed to the ISSC. 

Eligibility

  • currently enrolled in and in good standing at an accredited postsecondary academic institution outside the U.S.
  • English-speaking ability verified through an interview, a test, or other documentation
  • enough money to cover expenses for the entire stay in the U.S.  
  • internship must fulfill educational objectives for the degree program at the home institution 

Application Process 

  • Students are identified and selected by the sponsoring department/faculty member;
  • Faculty sponsor must complete the following procedures and forms for each student intern:

Required forms and information

J-1 Student Intern Information & Instructions

Honorific Appointment Policy

Student intern appointments also must have

Additional information

Immigration Updates Immigration Scams

Mass.gov: Avoiding Immigration Scams

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