J-1 Student Intern Program

J-1 Student Intern Program


About the Program

The University of Oregon is designated by the U.S. Department of State’s Exchange Visitor Program to sponsor international students under the J-1 Student Intern visa category. The broader goal of the Exchange Visitor Program is to increase mutual understanding between the people of the U.S. and the people of other countries through educational and cultural exchanges. Student interns have been hosted by several UO departments including Chemistry, Biology, Neuroscience, Human Physiology, Confucius Institute, and the Center for Applied Second Language Studies.

J-1 Student Intern Program Contact Person:

Myrna Najera Perez

International Student & Scholar Services

Division of Global Engagement

email: mnajerap@uoregon.edu

phone: 541-346-3206.



J-1 Student Intern Program

The J-1 Student Intern Program gives international students the opportunity to participate in a student internship program in the U.S. that will fulfill the educational objectives of the student’s degree program in his or her home country.


Student interns must be currently enrolled in and pursuing a degree at a degree-or certificate-granting postsecondary academic institution outside the United States.

Application Process

Follow the steps to complete the application to apply to the J-1 Intern Program.

Pre-Arrival Checklist

Learn more about what you need to complete before your arrival to the University of Oregon.