The J-1 Student Intern program allows Tufts departments to host students attending overseas institutions for experiential learning and work-based internship opportunities at a Tufts. Internship arrangements may be a part of an exchange agreement or memorandum of understanding between Tufts and an overseas institution, or arranged on an individual basis. In all cases the decision to host a student intern must have both department and school Dean approval.
In order to qualify for the J-1 Student Intern program the following criteria must be met:
Read below for more detailed information about the J-1 Student Internship Program eligibility conditions and requirements and instructions on how to initiate a J-1 Student Intern visa document request. Please note that the International Center does not create or provide information about internship opportunities under this program. Students interested in becoming J-1 student interns are responsible for contacting and working with host departments directly about internship opportunities, if any. Host departments are then responsible for contact the International Center to initiate the J-1 Student Intern visa process.
The host department should begin by preparing and collecting the following information:
The student intern must prepare the following documentation:
Upon gathering all of the required information, the Department must Submit the J-1 Student Intern Request through the International Center Portal. Refer to the Preparation Guide for J-1 Student Intern Request to complete the submission.
Refer to the next section for information on using the International Center Portal.
To invite a J-1 Student Intern, the department manager or administrator submitting the request must have access privileges to the portal. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you do not already have access to the portal.
|Step One||Click on the appropriate link:
|Step Two|| Use your Tufts username (UTLN) and password to log in.
|Step Three (a)
Step Three (b)
|Upon accessing the application, you will be prompted to search or create a new user. The term "new user" refers to the scholar for whom the department is creating a J-1 visa request.
Do not use the search tool (currently disabled). Scroll down the page to use the "Add New User" tool.
For new J-1 student interns
You must add the invited student intern into the International Center Immigration Portal. If the student intern is visiting your department for the first time, scroll to the bottom of the page and please add them as a new user by typing their e-mail address. Click "Next" and proceed to type the student's first name, last name and gender. Finally, click "Create New" to add the student intern and proceed to answer the internship related questions.
If the student has previously visited your department, please type the student's e-mail that was previously used for an application. Do not use the Directory search function. Upon finding the record, select "Yes" to proceed to add new internship information for the new visit.
|Step Four||Once information is submitted by the department, an automatic invitation will be sent to the invitee's e-mail address. The invited student intern will complete the remaining information necessary for International Center staff to produce the DS-2019 and Form DS-7002.
The International Center will contact department and invited student intern with further information once documents have been issued.
Department sponsors are required to complete a written evaluation of the student intern's performance.