St. Cloud State University welcomes student interns in order to allow them to enhance their skills and gain exposure to U.S. culture and business in a way that is useful when they return to their home country upon completion of their internship.
All J-1 Exchange Visitors present in the United States are required to follow specific rules established by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Department of State (DOS) in order to maintain legal U.S. immigration status.Maintain Your Training/Internship Placement Plan
Your DS-7002 was issued based on a definite phases of training or tasks to be performed with a specific objective for each phase and was agreed upon between your program sponsor, phase supervisor, and our institution. DOS requires that the training and tasks be maintained throughout your stay in J-1 status. If you plan to change your training/internship placement plan in any way (including a change in location, training, tasks, supervisor, etc.) you must contact the Center for International Studies in order to ensure that the change is permitted.Maintain a Valid DS-2019
Do not allow your DS-2019 Program End Date to expire. If you will need additional time to complete your training/internship training plan, please speak with the Center for International Studies to determine eligibility.Keep Your Local Address Updated
You are required to update your address with the Center for International Studies within 10 days of moving.
Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to notify us of any changes.
Early Completion of Training/Internship
If you are planning to complete your J-1 Exchange Visitor Program prior to the program end date on your DS-2019, contact the Center for International Studies for next steps.
At the end of the Program End Date listed on the DS-2019, the J-1 Exchange Visitor may remain in the United States up to 30 days.
During this 30 day grace period, the J-1 Exchange Visitor may remain in the United States and prepare to leave. It is not permissible to continue at the student's internship site during the grace period.
Once the J-1 Exchange Visitor exits the U.S. after the Program End Date listed on the DS-2019, the individual may not re-enter.
You and any accompanying dependents are required to maintain health insurance for the entire period of your stay in the United States.
For more information about the health insurance policy at St. Cloud State University, please click here.
For information regarding the health insurance benefits, account information, and policy details, please click here.
All J-1 Exchange Visitors must file both state and federal tax forms every year that they are in the U.S. if they are paid while working at their training/internship site.
The deadlines to file the forms are April 15, if U.S. money is earned, and June 15, if no U.S. money is earned.
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All student interns must be evaluated at the conclusion of their training/internship program. Those programs lasting more than 6 months must do a midpoint and concluding evaluation.
Evaluations should describe the student intern's projects and assessment of effort and quality of work.
Completed evaluations must be submitted to the Center for International Studies to retain for three years completion of the student's internship.