Requirements / Fees / Areas of Training
Host Company Requirements
A host company should:
> Have an Employer Identification Number (EIN)
> Have Workman’s Compensation Insurance
> Provide continuous training and supervision
> Write a Training/Internship Placement Plan, DS-7002
> Be a member of a SACC Regional Chamber or paid Non-member fee
> Agree to a site visit if has fewer than 25 employees or less than $3M in annual revenue. (Academic institutions and federal, state or local governments are exempt from site visit requirement.)
Areas of Training
Management, Business, Commerce & Finance, the Sciences, Engineering, Architecture, Mathematics, Industrial Occupations, Public Administration and Law.
0 – 3 months
The host company is recommended to pay the trainee a stipend to cover living expenses. There are no social security or medicare taxes unless the trainee has lived in the U.S. for an extended period of time recently. Some host companies choose to pay housing, car, travel or insurance instead of, or in addition to, a stipend.
Refund of Fees
If the host organization should withdraw from the program prior to issuance of the DS-2019, 75% of the program fee is refundable to the host company.