Internship USA

Have you just finished your college course, but now you're having trouble getting work in your field of study?

Are you in two minds as to whether you should stick around and try to take your first step on the career ladder, or to go travelling for a year?

With the Internship USA programme, you can get the best of both worlds - experience American life first hand, while interning at a company that is directly related to your field of study.  You will gain priceless experience, grow your skills and knowledge, and then be able to take everything you have learnt and bring it back to the Irish workplace - giving you the edge on the competition for job opportunities.

The Internship USA programme allows current full time students and recent graduates (less than 12 months qualified) to gain valuable training experience directly related to their field of study in the US for up to 12 months. The Internship USA programme is operated jointly by USIT and CIEE.

Please note, in order to be able to apply for the Internship USA programme, you must first secure an Internship with a US Company. If you prefer to job-hunt when you are in the US, rather than getting your job pre-approved, perhaps the 12 Month USA Work programme would be of more interest to you. All information on the 12 Month programme can be found here.


This programme must be purchased through a US government nominated sponsoring agency. We are affiliated with Council for International Educational Exchanges (CIEE) who are nominated by the US Dept of State to operate this programme. You cannot apply directly to the US Government for this programme. CIEE appoint agencies in countries worldwide to offer the programme on their behalf and in Ireland USIT are their nominated partner organisation. CIEE do not sell directly to the public.

Internship Application Form

After graduating from college I was torn between travelling and kickstarting my career. I spent a year unsure of what I should do until I discovered the opportunities available in USA. I contacted USIT after I got offered an internship in NYC. I've now been here for two months now and I absolutly love my job and life here in NYC! I am working on a television show aswell as doing promotional and corporate videos. Moving here for an internship has allowed me to begin my career aswell travel and experience new cultures.

Edelle – BA in Television


This section is for BSG Students only. Please do not enter unless you are a BSG student applying for the Internship USA programme.

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