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Global Leader International Internship Program

Intern in a U.S. company for up to 12 months with CIEE's Global Leader Internship Program, and distinguish yourself from the rest of the crowd.

You will gain valuable professional experience in the world’s biggest economy, build your international network, improve your English, and kick-start your career. The dynamic business environment of the U.S. is the ideal place to learn and grow.

Global Leader International Internship Program

Since 1987, CIEE has been designated by the U.S. State Department to administer this J-1 cultural exchange program. Each year we sponsor thousands of international university students and recent graduates to come to the U.S. for a unique professional experience in an American company.

CIEE is currently seeking qualified Chinese undergraduate and graduate students in a range of fields including engineering, computer science, and business to be matched with internship placements at U.S. companies. Contact us to learn more about this international internship program!

As a participant on the Global Leader Internship Program you will be able to:

  • Gain relevant and highly valuable practical experience as an intern at a leading U.S. company
  • Improve your English language skills in a highly focused business context
  • Develop international and cross-cultural competencies
  • Enhance your resume and distinguish yourself from your peers
  • Experience life in the U.S. and take advantage of opportunities to meet new people and see new places

Our 20+ years as an official internship program sponsor and our support of more than 50,000 participants makes CIEE the leader in program administration. You can be confident that CIEE and our local representatives will be there to help you every step of the way—from initial application to J-1 visa interview, to 24/7 support in the U.S. during your stay.

Am I eligible?

To check whether or not you are eligible for the program, please consult our eligibility check list.

How do I apply?

Interested in applying? Want more information? Please fill in the contact form one of CIEE’s local representatives will contact you shortly.


This April, CIEE China hosted its third annual U.S. University Recruitment Seminar in Beijing, Guangzhou, and Shanghai. CIEE greatly appreciates all those involved that helped to make this event a success.

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