"I like that usa-internships.com offers a wide variety of internships and that many are paid. I feel it was worth the membership fee." -Anna Marcos

"Thank you so much. I will be working on a cruise ship starting in January."
Danvine Miscloweitz

"I worked for a producer for the last two months and enjoyed my experience. I learned a lot. I had to go back home but have dreams of working in the Hollywood someday."
Anh Pham, Thailand

"Incredible resource for international students."
-Roy, German Intern

"I was recently accepted for an internship with a law office in Los Angeles this summer. I am very excited to start!"
-Mila, US Student

 

FAQ's About USA Internships



Who is USA-Internships.com? USA-Internships.com is comprised of staff who have worked with international interns, and students happily for over seven years.

How often are internships added to the database? We add internships to the database on a weekly basis; however not every internship category receives new listings weekly. Employers at any time can add their listing.

What types of internships or job opportunity will I find on USA-Internships.com? You will find internships that are paid and unpaid from Fortune 100 corporations to nonprofit institutions. We also list H1, H2, OPT, Adventure and Work Travel abroad summer job listings as well.

Why do you charge a fee to view the internships? We wish we could offer our services for free, but it is not feasible. There are several costs associated with operating and maintaining this web site.

Why is USA-Internships.com membership less expensive in comparison to other internship sites on the web? We are often asked this question and are happy to respond. We simply believe in providing value to our members and value to the World Wide Web. We are not interested in collecting a separate fee from members who are looking for an internship say in Fashion or Business. Many internship companies will require members to pay separate fees for this service. USA-Internships.com does not work like this. For example, members can search for fashion internships, marketing internships, hospitality internships and H1 opportunities all at one site and for one low fee!

Do you offer a refund if I do not find an internship? Do you guarantee that I will find an internship with USA-Internships.com? No, unfortunately there are no refunds and we cannot guarantee that you will find an internship. Each employer has their own specifications for each position and each employer does their own hiring. Employers will see that you are serious and want the training.

Do you offer a way to help employers or interns apply for Visas? Please see our Services and Products page for solutions.

What do I do after I become a member? Once your membership payment is confirmed, you will have access to the details of our database directly and you can start to contact employers right away.

What if I do not have a credit card or my country does not support PayPal payments? If you do not have PayPal and would like to become a USA-Internships.com member, please mail your money order in the amount of $49.99 to IHPS, Inc 2500 East Foothill Blvd., STE 205 Pasadena, CA 91107. Please include your full name (First and Surname) and your email address so we can set up and confirm your membership. We do suggest sending your payments via registered mail. We are not responsible for lost or non-receipt of payments.

Do I need to have a resume? Yes, it is highly advisable that you put together a resume or a c.v. Many employers will ask you to submit one before they consider you for a position.

How many internships should I apply for? You can apply to as many as you like and for ones in which you qualify.

How far in advance should I apply for an internship? We advise starting your search at least 6 months to a year before you would like to come to the US. It could take this long for the entire visa process.

Do I need to be an international student to apply for an internship? No. Any student or professional searching for an internship, job training in the US or on OPT, may sign up to be a member and apply for internships. For all other inquiries please send an e-mail to support@usa-internships.com

What is an internship?  An internship is an essential work experience that combines real-world job placement with learning. Unlike a regular job, and internship is designed to help you discover what kind of career you might want to pursue while learning important business skills.

Who should look for an internship?  If you haven't had a lot of professional work experience and are looking to enter a competitive field, an internship is probably the right choice for you. While most internships are geared towards undergraduate and graduate students, there are an increasing number of opportunities for mid-career changers, as well as high school students.

How should I start my internship job search? The best place to start an internship job search is right here! The Internet is definitely the best place to start looking to for your dream internship, and there are a number of websites devoted to helping you find the best possible internship job. However, it is really important to look beyond the computer screen to make sure that you weigh all of your options. This can include networking through your professors, other students or current colleagues, stopping by the career services office and calling your local chamber of commerce. This will help you realize that for virtually everything we see, there is a person working behind the scenes, and therefore there is potential internship around every corner.

What kinds of internship positions are there? The kinds of internships that are out there are endless! Interns can work in just about any field, performing any task. Some interns get to watch TV all day and write for comedy shows, while other will learn how to read property leases and do lots of filing. Generally, internships exist in government, corporate and non-profit sectors, and range from unpaid to for-credit to paid. The kind of internship depends not only on the type on industry the placement is in, but also the size of the company that you are working for. This is where all of your research comes in; if you see something that looks good to you take the extra step to get in touch with former interns to see what kind of work to expect.

Will I get paid for an internship?  While it is possible to find an paying internship, particularly in corporate and technical fields, many internships are non-paying or for-credit internships. Those internships that are paid will be upfront about pay, and unlike salaries, this is usually non-negotiable. in some cases, even an internship for-credit will offer some kind of compensation in the form of a stipend, which is a small amount of money, usually distributed monthly, intended to cover some daily activities like transportation and meals. Of course in rare cases, these stipends can reach thousands of dollars, and be on par with some entry-level salaries.

What is an internship for credit?  An internship for credit is an unpaid internship that offers academic credits for you to apply to your degree. These internships will have to relate very closely to your area of study, and will also have to be coordinate with your high school or university. Internships for credit will typically count towards elective requirements, but in some cases intensive internships will supplement core classes. Most internships for credit will also require some additional essays, term papers or other school work in addition to the job itself.

What is an internship program?  An internship program is a more structured type of internship experience, typically offered by larger companies. While every program is organized differently, most have a lengthy application progress (i.e. more than just submitting a resume and cover letter). The benefit of being a part of an internship program is that most are structured in groups or "classes," so you'll have fellow interns to go through the process with. Internship programs with highly reputable organizations can often be the key to finding gainful employment after graduation.
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