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International Student and Scholar Support

More about the J-1 Student Intern Program

The J-1 Student Intern program facilitates temporary, full-time internship opportunities for international students who are currently enrolled in and pursuing a degree at a post-secondary institution abroad and who are invited to do an internship on campus with a USC faculty supervisor. The internship must fulfill educational objectives for the individual’s current degree program at their current institution abroad.  In general, student interns do not take courses and do not receive university course credit from USC, so there are no tuition charges.  The ISSS Office is not a placement agency: departments and student interns are responsible for coordinating internships and intern duties.

J-1 Student Intern Stipulations

  • Internship can last between 2-12 months
  • Internship can begin and end at any time, but complete applications must be submitted to ISSS no less than 90 days in advance of the proposed internship start date
  • Internship can be paid or unpaid. If the internship is paid, it must meet other institutional wage requirements. 
  • J-1 Student Intern must work on-campus and must be an official affiliate or on USC payroll

Process for Requesting J-1 Student Intern

See this section of the ISSS website

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