Are you finished with your study and want to set yourself apart from the crowd before entering the workforce? Adding a traineeship in the United States to your resume is the best way to do this. These professional programs can range from 3 to 18 months in one of the big cities in the U.S. and payment is guaranteed! Stage-USA helps you with finding a suitable company for your traineeship, your J-1 visa, housing, extra health insurance coverage, and with booking your flights. The traineeship program is available for candidates who have completed their college or university degree and have at least one year of related work experience. Even without having a degree but with a minimum of 5 years of relevant work experience you can qualify for this program. Internships that were not part of your studies can be considered as relevant work experience as well.

What is a traineeship?

A traineeship gives you a real work experience with real responsibilities for a specified period of time. You will follow an intensive training program in your field, so you must be a highly motivated and hardworking person in order to qualify. Traineeships run from 3-18 months. The term "trainee" has nothing to do with your background or niveau. With the right experience everyone between 18 and 65 can follow a traineeship in the U.S. 

Fields of Study

Stage-USA offers traineeships in nearly every possible field in every level of college education. The educational backgrounds we can assist are as follows:

  • Marketing / Communications
  • Graphic design
  • Media & Entertainment
  • Film/TV  
  • Hospitality / Tourism
  • Fashion
  • Business / Management
  • Finance / Accounting
  • Facility Management
  • Technology / Engineering / Electrical
  • Legal
  • Logistics / Distribution
  • IT / Computer
  • Human Resources (HR)
  • International Business
  • Sports Management
  • Health Care
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Aviation Engineering
  • Education (teacher program) 

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Stage-USA provides a housing directory for finding suitable accommodations. We provide the assistance, but you will be responsible for contacting the landlord for housing opportunities. Many interns choose to stay the first few nights in a hostel in order to visit different accommodations in person and decide on a place to live.

Duration and Compensation

There are no specific start dates for a traineeship in the U.S. You are able to go for a minimum of one month up to a maximum of 18 months. We recommend that you apply at least 4-6 months before you intend to start your traineeship. We can accept students up to 1 month before their intended start date, but special terms & conditions apply in this case.

You will work a minimum of 32 hours per week, 5 days per week. Please note that holidays are not always included, it will vary per company. With all traineeships offered by Stage-USA you wil receive compensation. Most traineeship payments vary from $400 to over $1500 per month.

For more information you can contact us via or call us: +31 20 68 23 026. 


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