NOTE: The J-1 Student Intern category is NOT the same as existing J-1 Students or J-1 Scholars categories.
This program is designed to:
- Provide an opportunity for eligible international students to pursue a structured and guided internship program in his/her specific academic field.
- Fulfill the educational objectives for the prospective J-1 Student Intern’s current degree program at his/her home institution overseas.
- Increase mutual understanding between the people of the US and the people of other countries by means of educational and cultural exchanges. (according to the US Department of State (DOS)
ISSS oversees and manages Penn's J-1 Exchange Visitor Program. Should you have questions, contact ISSS.
To guide you through the J-1 Student Intern Program this page is separated into 3 sections: