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International Student and Scholar Support

J-1 Student Intern Program

The J-1 Student Intern program facilitates temporary, full-time internship opportunities for international students who are currently enrolled in and pursuing a degree at a post-secondary institution abroad and who are invited to do an internship on campus with a University of South Carolina faculty supervisor. The internship must fulfill educational objectives for the individual’s current degree program at their current institution abroad.  In general, student interns do not take courses and do not receive university course credit from the University of South Carolina, so there are no tuition charges.  Students are responsible for finding their own internships or research opportunities (ISSS is not a placement agency).  In addition, the University of South Carolina accepts J-1 student interns for on-campus internship positions affiliated with UofSC only.

Internships Can:

  • Last between 2-12 months;
  • Begin and end at any time (complete applications must be submitted to ISSS no less than three months in advance of the proposed internship start date);
  • Be paid (if paid MUST meet institutional minimum wage requirement) or unpaid

How to Apply:

  1. See this section of the website.

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