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J-1 Student Intern Exchange Visitor Program

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About the J-1 Student Intern Exchange Visitor Program

The J-1 student intern exchange visitor program at OU is designed for graduate or undergraduate students who are currently pursuing a degree program outside the US and who wish to participate in an internship opportunity in the US that fulfills an educational objective of their degree program.

J-1 Intern Forms

Thank you for your interest in the J-1 student intern program at OU. Due to the COVID-19 impact on non-immigrant visa processing at US consulates around the world, we are not processing intern applications for summer start dates. For internships with a desired start dated of September 1 or later, please contact the J-1 student intern program coordinator to discuss the application timeline and next steps for required paperwork.

Eligibility to be a Student Intern

  • Bachelor, Master, or Doctorate student outside the US
  • Proof of English proficiency (TOEFL, IELTS, or interview)
  • Proof of funds ($2,000/month)
  • Proof of health insurance

What is a Student Internship?

  • Work-based learning experience
  • Reinforces academic program
  • Length between 3 weeks and 12 months
  • Work at least 32 hours per week
  • Can be paid or unpaid
  • Completed on campus with faculty supervision

How to Begin

  1. Contact OU faculty to be your host supervisor
  2. Contact International Intern Coordinator

Internship Fee

  • 6 months or less - $500.00*
  • More than 6 months - $800.00*

*fee amount subject to change without notice

Pay Internship Fee

Benefits of Participating

  • Build partnerships with OU faculty, staff, and students
  • Learn about American culture
  • Practice English skills
  • Learn from American methods and expertise
  • Experience life at OU

Campus Information

  • Limited on-campus housing
  • Meal plans available
  • Access to libraries and research centers
  • International student programs
  • Cultural activities