Each candidate who successfully navigates the extremely competitive selection process receives multiple hours of one-on-one career development with our own Program Advisors – international travelers themselves with extensive knowledge of Washington, DC. This Strengths-based, award winning career development includes unmatched preparation for an interview with a company in your career field matched to you career goals and personal strengths. International candidates will also receive dedicated visa assistance to help navigate the J-1 visa process, a United States Department of State requirement for legally interning in America. The J-1 visa has a separate, associated cost.
On the ground in Washington, DC, interns receive the perfect balance of individual and group support as part of their select program. Interns have the opportunity to attend social and cultural events, have the opportunity to network with other organizations and Global Experiences alumni, and continue in the career development process. Location staff live in the DC-area and provide an excellent resource to the “scene” in the District and the surrounding areas, as well as 24/7 emergency support. Global Experiences even has Resident Assistants who join us from our growing alumni community to provide another level of pastoral care and mentoring to all candidates undertaking an internship in Washington, DC.