• Agriculture/Horticulture
    • Food science
    • Soil science
    • Animal science
    • Landscaping
    • Golf courses and clubs
    • Seed genetics
    • Landscape design and management
    • Parks management
    • Horticultural research
    • Consulting
    • Zoos
    • Wildlife preservation centres
    • Aquariums
    • Farm management
    • Animal health companies
    • Agricultural agencies
    • Agribusinesses
    • Government agencies
    • Nature publications, such as National Geographic
  • Accounting
    • Accounting department of any large business
    • Credit control
    • Actuary funds management
    • Auditing
    • Inventory control
    • Claims control
  • Business Information Systems
    • Systems analysis and design
    • Computer programming
    • Database development
    • Network technologies
    • Information systems security
    • Web technologies
    • Project planning
    • Analysis design
    • Support systems
    • Integration
    • Database administration
    • Business application development
    • Intranet development and administration
    • Hardware and software design
    • Web design and administration
  • Commerce
    • Accounting
    • Business analysis
    • Para planning
    • Business banking
    • Investor communications
    • Equities advising/analysis
    • Funds accounting
    • Financial advice
    • Mortgage broking
    • Junior support analysis
    • Financial accounting
    • Financial planning
    • Loan consultation
    • Accounts administration
    • Logistics import/export
  • Marketing
    • Advertising
    • Web marketing
    • Public relations
    • Brand management
    • Product and service marketing
    • Market research
    • Events and promotion
    • Communications
    • Recruitment
  • Business
    • Accountancy
    • Banking
    • Investments
    • Financial services
    • General management
    • Human resources/personnel
    • Advertising
    • Management consultancy
    • Public relations
    • Retail management
    • Sales and marketing
    • Realty
  • Property/Real Estate
    • Residential property management
    • Commercial property management and sales
    • Mortgage banking
    • Brokerage
    • Leasing, appraisal, site location and procurement
    • Planning and development
    • Commercial property practice
    • Residential property practice
    • Valuation
  • Civil Engineering
    • General contracting
    • Petrochemical engineering
    • Power industry
    • Construction
    • Architecture
    • Project management
    • Research organisations
    • Consultants

    Note: You cannot work as a labourer or tradesman on the programme.

  • Architecture
    • Interior and spatial design
    • Landscape architecture
    • Set design
    • Town planning and urban design
    • Property development
    • Asset management
    • Project management
    • Environmental design
    • Construction management
    • Furniture design
    • Industrial design
    • Conservation
    • Graphic design and illustration
    • Architectural journalism or history
  • Mechanical Engineering
    • Medical device industry
    • Power industry
    • Pharmaceutical industry
    • Automotive industry
    • Consulting
    • Design
    • Mining energy
  • Geography/Urban Planning
    • Environmental management
    • Conservation
    • Waste management
    • Environmental regulation
    • Outdoor recreation planning
    • Historical preservation
    • Community development
    • Cartography
    • Geographic information systems
    • Remote sensing
    • City/regional planning, including housing development
    • Conventions and tourism
    • Transportation
    • Location scouting
    • Real estate analysis
    • Transportation
    • Agricultural planning
    • Town councils
    • Law firms
    • Community centre
  • Irish
    • Any Irish company operating in the USA, such as Kerrygold or Guinness
    • Cultural centres
    • Irish pastoral centres
    • Irish embassies
    • Archiving
    • Museums
    • Publishing
    • Heritage centres
    • Political parties
  • Art History
    • Archiving
    • Auction houses
    • Art dealers
    • Art galleries
    • Historical centres
    • Art buying
    • Graphic design
    • Grants offices
    • Photography
  • Cultural Studies
    • Libraries
    • Community projects
    • Galleries or museums
    • Arts administration
    • Government
    • Research
    • Public administration
    • Urban planning
    • Research analysis
    • Consulting
    • Sales research
    • Non-profits
  • English
    • Publishing
    • Newspapers or magazines
    • Theatre or screenwriting
    • Creative writing
    • Radio or TV
    • Technical writing, e.g. in computer or natural sciences, architecture or employment services
  • Hospitality
    • Hotels, 3-star rated or higher (cannot fill labour needs)
    • Restaurants, 3-star rated or higher (cannot fill labour needs)
    • Country clubs
    • Travel agencies
    • Tourism centres
  • Travel/Tourism
    • Retail travel
    • Currency exchange
    • Tour providers
    • Tourist boards
    • Chambers of Commerce
    • Conferencing and events
    • Accommodation services, including hotels and holiday parks
    • Event planning organizations

    You must not fill a labour need. You cannot work as a server/bartender. You must be considered an intern in the company you work with

  • Communications
    • Journalism and publishing
    • Public relations
    • Radio or TV
    • Graphic design
    • Advertising
    • Production
    • Film studios
    • Web design
  • Education
    • Observational work
    • Research/development roles
    • Curriculum development

    Note: You are not allowed to have any direct interaction with students or work as a teacher.

  • Human Resources
    • Development and administration
    • Volunteer coordination
    • Industrial or technology training
    • Management development
    • Performance improvement
    • Labor relations
    • Employment law
    • Assessment and evaluation
    • Personnel selection
    • Individual development
    • Ergonomics
    • Research
    • Benefits and compensation
    • Information Systems (HRIS)
    • Recruitment
    • Occupational Safety
  • Music
    • Music therapy (observational/research only)
    • Music libraries
    • Recording and post production
    • Arts administration
    • Copywriting
    • Event production
    • Film scoring
    • Music licensing
    • Talent representation
    • Royalty analysis
    • Music publishing
    • Music for game development and technology
  • Medical
    • Observational work
    • Research/development techniques

    Note: You are not allowed to have any hands-on contact with patients or administer any medical care

  • Physics
    • Telecommunications
    • Industrial physics
    • Hospital physics
    • Computing electronics
    • Quality control
    • Research technique development
  • Biology
    • Bioinformatics
    • Biomechanical engineering
    • Epidemiology
    • Biometrician/statistician
    • Nanotechnology
    • Medical physics
    • Medical illustration, bio-animation and films
    • Molecular visualization
    • Botany and ethnobotany
    • Horticulture
    • Bioethicist
    • Dietician
    • Bioterrorism research
    • Conservation biology
    • Environmental science
    • Agricultural science

    Note: You are not allowed to carry out any independent research projects and you must be well supervised at all times. In addition, no research-related tasks can result in a human diagnosis or treatment.

  • Mathematics
    • Finance department of any company
    • Banking
    • Financial institutions
    • Stockbroking
    • Insurance
    • Actuarial roles and insurance
    • Statistics
    • Operations research
    • Computer and information sciences
  • Chemistry
    • Food and beverage
    • Quality control
    • Pharmaceutical/biotechnology industries
    • Minerals and metals
    • Hospital research
    • Industrial laboratories
    • Health protection branches
    • Waterworks departments
    • Chemical testing/analysis
    • Research institutes
    • Cosmetics
    • Utility companies
    • Chemical distribution
    • Petroleum
    • Chemistry consulting
    • Environmental consulting
    • Pulp and paper industries
    • Agriculture
    • Professional chemical societies
    • Textiles
    • Police laboratories
    • Chemical manufacturing
    • Aerospace
    • Technical libraries
    • Science museums
    • Distilleries and breweries

    You are not allowed to carry out any independent research projects and you must be well supervised at all times.

  • Mathematics
    • Food companies
    • Laboratories
    • Food suppliers
    • Health promotion
    • Menu planning
    • Budgeting
    • Purchasing
    • Food preparation
    • Health-related magazines and websites
    • Catering
    • Food manufacturing
    • Sports teams
    • Product Development
    • Quality Assurance
    • Consumer food science

    Note: No coaching, fitness instructing, or any hands-on work allowed

  • Sports/Health
    • Professional sports teams
    • Sports arenas
    • Sporting events (e.g. PGA Tour)
    • Golf clubs

    Note: No coaching, fitness instructing, or any hands-on work allowed

  • Psychology
    • Administration
    • Social work administration/operations
    • Other management-related occupations
    • Human resources
    • Business services
    • Marketing and sales
    • Field research

    Note: You are not allowed to provide counselling to individuals. You are also not allowed to work as a manager in the USA.

  • Social work
    • Social work administration and operations (must include <20% unskilled tasks, including filing, answering phones, data entry, etc.)
    • Social work research and policy (unpublished)
    • Volunteer management (observation-based only; direct management is prohibited)
    • Community outreach
    • Job coaching
    • Social and human services that help social workers, healthcare workers, and other professionals providing services to people
  • Political Science
    • Activist or organiser
    • Administration (corporate, non-profit, etc.)
    • Budget analysis
    • Law
    • City planning and housing
    • Corporate analysis
    • Information analysis
    • Government relations
    • Journalism
    • Policy analysis
    • Urban policy planner
    • Web content editor
  • Sociology
    • Human resources
    • Research
    • International business
    • Corporate research companies
    • Administration
    • Journalism
    • Politics
    • Public relations
    • Social research
    • Marketing
    • Policy analysis
    • Community work
    • Non-governmental organisation (NGO) sector
  • Computer Science
    • Animation, computer aided design or graphic design
    • Computer programming
    • Database analysis/management
    • Media centres
    • Software engineering or development
    • Systems analysis
    • Aerospace
    • Artificial intelligence
    • Data processing
    • Research operations
    • Simulation
    • Software engineering
    • Telecommunications
  • Electronic Engineering
    • Electronics and electrical manufacturing
    • Local authorities
    • Research and education
    • Telecommunications
    • Electronic engineering companies
    • System management software companies

Internships

What is an internship?
An Internship is a position within a company where you are constantly learning and training in your field of study, while under a mentor. You should demonstrate a clear progression during your Internship; by curating the skills you already have, learning new skills and gaining exposure to lots of different areas of the department or business. Your mentor will of course guide you, but an Internship is for the self-starter, who will work hard and make the most of every opportunity. Your Internship cannot be filling a labour need (like a regular job would) or take a job away from an American worker.
Is my internship paid?
Your internship can be paid or unpaid – this is negotiated directly between you and your employer. Some unpaid internships sometimes evolve into paid Internships.
How will your internship be approved?
USIT will provide you with a Sponsor based in the US, CIEE. CIEE will approve your Internship Training Plan (the form is called DS7002). Your employer completes this online form which outlines what you are learning and the training you are receiving. Your Internship Training Plan must first be approved by CIEE before you can begin your Internship.
Who is responsible for securing your internship position?
It is the graduates (hey, that’s you!) sole responsibility to secure his/her own position. We recommend that you do as much research as possible online prior to departure to ensure you are travelling to an area where there are Internships available in your field.
Do USIT secure my position?
No, USIT do not source your position or arrange interviews. Applicants come from different backgrounds, have different past work experience and different career goals, therefore it wouldn’t be feasible to source internships suitable to each individuals’ needs and future career goals. Applicants should use this year to work towards their long term career goals. We will give you some tips on where to look for your Internship and how to lay up your US resume.
How long do you have to source your internship?
You have 90 days to source their internship from the day your work papers kick after arriving in the USA.
What happens if I do not source an internship?
If you do not source an internship within the 90 days risk being withdrawn by the sponsor. In some cases an extension can be granted however this is accessed on case by case.
Is there anything else I should know about my internship position?
  • Your internship must be minimum 32 hours per week.
  • Your internship must be at a safe location – no remote work permitted – you must have an office space.
  • There must be a minimum of 5 fulltime employees to every intern/trainee at that location.
  • CIEE will have to conduct a site visit in any one of the following scenarios: If your Company has never taken on an intern through the programme before. If their annual revenue is less than $3 million. Or if they have less than 25 full time employees. A member from CIEE will pop out to the premises to approve the location.
  • Please note there may be additional restrictions in your field https://www.usavisa.ie/job-guidelines