Student Intern Selection and Appointment Process; Forms and Information

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


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

Application Process 

  • students are identified and selected by the sponsoring department/faculty member;
  • faculty sponsor must complete the following procedures and submit forms to the ISSC for each student intern:
    • Evidence of completed and approved University Honorific Appointment  process
    • J-1 Student Intern Selection Application Form (link below), including verification of English-speaking ability and funding
    • DS 7002, Training/Internship Placement Plan (link below), including evaluation plan
    • Email approval from Office of Export Control clearing the appointment
    • Written evaluation at end of internship

Required forms and information

More information

Please also view this J1 Student Intern Overview.