The Collective Public Policy Voice of the Exchange Community

The Intern Program, a category of the U.S. Department of State’s BridgeUSA, brings foreign university students or recent graduates to the United States to bridge the gap between formal education and practical work experience. The students participate in internship programs with host organizations for a duration of 3 weeks up to 12 months. The program is intended to enable participants to return home to utilize their enhanced professional skills to advance their careers, and to share their experiences and increased understanding of the U.S.

See more information on the Internship Program on the Department of State website.

Many Alliance members also facilitate outbound intern/work exchange programs of varying lengths to allow Americans to gain professional experience abroad, as well as in-depth exposure to a foreign culture and society.

The following Alliance member organizations sponsor internship programs:

A list of all inbound internship sponsors designated by the Department of State can be found on the Department’s website.