UAF International Programs & Initiatives

Hosting a J-1 Student Intern at the University of Alaska Fairbanks

J-1 Student Interns - An Overview

The purpose of this U.S. Department of State (DOS) program is to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries through educational and cultural exchanges. UAF is an official J-1 sponsoring agency, designated by the Department of State. As such, we can issue J-1 documents for various Exchange Visitor categories. One of these categories is J-1 Student Intern. This program is designed primarily for students who are currently enrolled in a degree program outside the U.S. and wish to participate in an internship opportunity in the U.S. related to their degree program.

J-1 Student Intern Requirements Overview

Training/Internship Placement Plan (T/IPP or Form DS-7002)

Student's Academic Program Abroad

English Language Skill Requirements

Education Requirement

Evidence of Finances

Exchange Component

Duration

Evaluations

On Campus Privileges

J-1 Student Intern Application Process

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Application Process Overview

Sponsoring Faculty Requirements and Process Description

Check-in/Orientation

All J-1 Student Interns must attend a mandatory orientation meeting at the Office of International Programs and Initiatives, Room 215, Eielson Building shortly after arriving Fairbanks. The date and time of the orientation meeting will be scheduled based on the anticipated arrival in Fairbanks and communicated through the hosting department and/or International Programs.

Things students need to bring/provide all of the following documents:

  • Immigration documents; passport with visa, DS-2019 Certificate of Eligibility;
  • DS-7002 Intern Placement Plan (with all original signatures);
  • Evidence of insurance meeting at least the minimum U.S. Department of State requirements;
  • Residence and mailing addresses while in the U.S.


Check in and orientations are required for all student interns.