Note: The J-1 Student Intern category is not the same as existing J-1 Student or J-1 Scholar categories
The J-1 Student Intern program is designed to provide an opportunity for certain eligible international students to pursue a structured and guided internship program in his or her specific academic field.
- To fulfill the educational objectives for the prospective J-1 Student Intern’s current degree program at his or her home institution overseas.
- According to the U.S. Department of State (DOS), the purpose of the J-1 Exchange Visitor Program is to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries by means of educational and cultural exchanges.
- ISSS oversees and manages Penn's J-1 Exchange Visitor Program.