Student Ambassador Exchange (SAE) offers internship programs for international college students to study for six months in the United States. With our partner organizations, our internship program offers:

  • Quality internship opportunities
  • J-1 Visa sponsorship for 6 months
  • Health insurance
  • Housing location assistance

Student Ambassador Exchange (SAE) offers you the opportunity gain valuable work place experience in the United States! We offer opportunities in major cities and areas throughout the U.S..

With offices in the United States and abroad, we are ideally qualified to help you find an internship that will sharpen your job skills and get your resume noticed!

Let us help you by placing you with one of the many organizations seeking international interns today!

RequirementsFeesHow to ApplyAcceptance
Applicants to our program should meet one of the following:
    • Currently enrolled in and pursuing studies at a degree or certificate granting post-secondary academic institution outside of the United States
    • Graduated from such an institution no more than 12 months prior to the program start date, and intend to enter the Unites States to participate in a guided work-based internship program specific to the student’s specific academic field
SAE Fees
    • Application Fee: $120
    • Program Fee: $5000 (Includes Finding and Placement fee, and mandatory health insurance)
    • J-1 Visa Fee Six Months: $2200

Additional Fees

      • SEVIS Fee: approx. $180
      • US Embassy Interview: approx. $160
      • Flight costs
      • Food and lodging costs


Step 1: Pay the non-refundable $120 application fee

Step 2: Upload documents

      • CV/Resume
      • University Transcript
      • Cover Letter (describing type of internship you want and how your background and education supports your desires)
      • PDF of your passport photo and signature page
      • Two letters of references

Step 3: Receive authorization for online signature forms with our partner agency after review of your application materials

Step 4: Digitally sign the a) Internship Agreement, b) the Refund Policy & Withdrawal Fees Documents and c) Liability Waiver

Step 5: Complete the online questionnaire


Step 1: Submit refundable $2000 deposit (fee will be refunded if we are unable to secure a placement for you)

Step 2: Telephone or Skype interview with your company

Step 3: Placement is secured

Step 4: Submit Program fee balance of $3000 (total program fee is $5000)

Step 5: Submit Visa fees (6 month Visa fee is $2200)

Step 6: DS-2019 issued by our partner office and mailed to applicant

Step 7: Complete I-901 form and pay SEVIS fee to the State Department

Step 8: Schedule an interview with the nearest U.S. consulate

Step 9: J-1 visa is approved

Step 10: Book flights and make final arrangements for the trip to the USA!

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