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The Ireland Institute of Pittsburgh is pleased to offer the PittsburghJ-1 Intern Visa.  

Come Intern anywhere in the US - please consider Pittsburgh!

The program is open to:
- Students who are currently enrolled in and actively pursuing a degree from an accredited post-secondary institution, or
- Students that graduated no more than 12 months prior to intended arrival in the US

Students are eligible to enage in a paid internship, in their field of study, for one year. Students must have their internship pre-arranged in advance of visa issuance.

Internship:  The primary component of the Exchange Visitor Program will be a paid internship in the student's degree-related industry. Participating students will undertake a one year internship experience by securing a position with a high-performance, successful US business or organization. Under the guidance of a mentor in the workplace, participants will gain valuable, hands-on experience and a new understanding for their field of interest.  Each participant's respective employer will determine the rate of compensation. A training plan will be created in advance of the visa issuance. This plan will serve as a blueprint for the internship and will show a progression through the organization.  

Participants don't have to come to Pittsburgh on your internship - but if they do, the Ireland Institute of Pittsburgh will provide basic assistance to participants in accessing internships and housing, as well as providing other social and support services to them.

Pittsburgh is within 500 miles of half the population in the U.S., and has an easily accessible international airport, within 90 minutes flying time from 20 U.S. states and Canada.  Many destinations are within a day's driving distance: New York City, Washington, D.C., the Jersey shore, Gettysburg, Philadelphia, and Chicago, as well as many points of interest in Western Pennsylvania.  Thus, Pittsburgh is a great spot to start a regional or national exploration of the United States.

Pittsburgh offers many recreational opportunities, such as hiking, biking, boating, camping, an amusement park, shopping centers, movie theaters, three national sports teams, and a thriving art scene.

Come spend a year improving your employment prospects, gaining new skills, strengthening your personal development and living in America's most liveable city!

Note: You can go to any american city  - but we invite you to ours!

J1 Intern Information Pack

J1 Intern Application Form

Contact Rob Tierney at +001 412-394-3900 or rtierney@iiofpitt.org for information or to apply!

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Ireland Institute of Pittsburgh
Suite 1207
The Investment Building
239 Fourth Avenue
Pittsburgh PA 15222
Ph.: (412) 394-3900
Fax: (412) 394-0502
Email:info@iiofpitt.org
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