Start planning now to find yourself in San Francisco, Chicago or Boston next summer

Eligibility

Student Status

Full-time academic day course in a recognised Irish University or College.

Nationality

Any nationality studying in Ireland. Irish & Northern Irish Nationals studying in Great Britain. Irish Nationals on Erasmus.

Age

18 - 30 at time of application or by 15th May 2021.

How to Apply

  • Can you go?

    Check your eligibility, read the rules and regulations, and be sure you have a valid passport

  • Book your place

    Book your place now. Review the add-ons and select what options work best for you. Apply and pay your €99 deposit.

  • Complete application

    Complete your J1 application, provide details and fill in all your information

  • Documents

    Log into your USIT J1 tracking account and upload your J1 documents, proof of student status, and a copy of your valid passport

  • Phone Interview

    We’ll call you to complete the mandatory phone interview

  • Flights

    Once you have your J1 Job sorted & you know which city you are flying into the USIT will reach out to you to discuss your flight plan in Feb.

  • Start Looking

    Begin searching USA jobs online. Send out CVs to employers in the location you are looking for. Download the placement agreement form to send to the USA employer that agrees to hire you.

  • Review of job offer

    Send us your job offer to be reviewed by our team and vetted by your US Sponsor

  • You're Hired!

    Your DS-2019 Work Authorisation papers are requested, issued and printed (this can take 2 weeks). Papers are sent from the USA to USIT office and we will organise delivery to you.

  • US Embassy

    We’ll schedule your appointment and let you know your date and time. Once you’ve interviewed, your passport will be retuned, usually within 5-7 business days.

  • Pick up your passport

    Pick up your Passport from your local DPD collection point. These are found in cities and towns across the country

  • Orientation

    Learn more about your USA sponsor and the next steps for you to take once you arrive in America

  • Pack your bags

    Don’t forget to pack your phone charger and your best filters!

  • Select your Job & Interview

    Search the jobs database for positions available in your desired location. Interview via Skype or at one of our multiple in-person hiring fairs. Submit your job offer and we’ll send it to your US Sponsor for vetting and approval.

  • You're Hired!

    Your DS-2019 Work Authorisation papers are requested, issued and printed (this can take 2 weeks). Papers are sent from the USA to USIT office and we will organise delivery to you.

  • US Embassy

    We’ll schedule your appointment and let you know your date and time. Once you’ve interviewed, your passport will be retuned, usually within 5-7 business days.

  • Pick up your passport

    Pick up your Passport from your local DPD collection point. These are found in cities and towns across the country

  • Orientation

    Learn more about your USA sponsor and the next steps for you to take once you arrive in America

  • Pack your bags

    Don’t forget to pack your phone charger and your best filters!

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Fast Forward to Summer 2021 – and say goodbye to 2020.

USIT has the largest pool of J1 Jobs from San Diego to Chicago to Boston & everywhere in between. Start planning now so you find yourself with a different view next summer.

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