Our Essentials program gives you the flexibility to find your own internship in the USA. Choose your industry, choose your State and BUNAC will help with the all-important visa. If you’d like BUNAC to organize your internship for you, take a look at our Ultimate Placement program.

Your internship must match your educational and/or work background and be a valuable learning experience for you. Your internship must be in one of the following industries to be eligible for the J-1 visa sponsorship.

Eligible Industry Types:

  • Architecture
  • Business
  • Commerce & Finance
  • Engineering
  • Hospitality & Tourism
  • Information Media & Communications
  • Management, Marketing & Sales
  • Public Administration & Law
  • The Sciences
  • Industrial Occupations
  • Business

Internships in Medicine, Teaching, Social Work, Manual Labor or the Arts (though Arts Administration is possible) are not possible under this program.

Unpaid internships are possible for up to 6 months and paid internships for up to 12 months.

What is BUNAC looking for?

When BUNAC receives an application we are looking for, amongst other things, to see the following:

  • Your internship is a training position and not a job
  • Your employer meets our eligibility requirements
  • Your internship is a full time position
  • Your internship does not involve any more than 20% clerical or basic work or include unskilled labor
  • Your internship will benefit your future career.