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J-1 Irish Work Travel Program 

12 Month Intern In The U

Please note that in the current uncertain climate, the J-1 Irish Work Travel program remains subject to any governmental travel guidance or restrictions and the relevant governmental offices remaining open for the processing of applications and your application and payment of the non-refundable deposit is made in that context. It is important that you read and understand the terms and conditions of the programme prior to making the payment of the non-refundable deposit and agreeing to the terms and conditions.

See Department of Foreign Affairs and US Embassy in Ireland for more information.

Program Administration Fee €1199:

  • Includes Administration costs, other social services as provided by case manager, and the cost of a site visit, if needed. Postage costs of DS 2019 form.

Additional Third Party Fees:

  • Embassy Fee: $160
  • SEVIS Fee: $220

The program is open to Irish Citizens only, currently enrolled in and actively pursuing a degree  or students that graduated no more than 12 months prior to date of intended arrival in the US.

Participants do not have to have an Internship pre-arranged before arrival in the US and are eligible to engage in a paid internship, in their field of study, for one year.

However you must have an approved internship within 2 months of commencement of your program. The visa will be issued for 12 months and you can come into the US up to 30 days prior – and leave up to 30 days after that period.J-1 IWT paperwork in the following categories:

J-1 Irish Work Travel Categories

  • Arts and Culture
  • Education, Social Sciences, Library Sciences, Counselling and Social Services
  • Hospitality & Tourism
  • Management, Business, Commerce and Finance
  • The Sciences, Engineering, Architecture, Mathematics and Industrial Occupations

Visa Paperwork

Once your application is approved, our partner sponsor in the US will issue your DS-2019 form. This form allows you to book your US Embassy visa application interview.