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.
The person responsible for the management and compliance of the J-1 Student Intern Program is Becky Megerssa, SEVIS Coordinator, International Student & Scholar Services in the Office of International Affairs. Becky can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 541-346-1436.
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.
Follow the steps to complete the application to apply to the J-1 Intern Program.
Learn more about what you need to complete before your arrival to the University of Oregon.