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VISIT. UW Visiting International Student Internship & Training Program. Presenters: Anita Kain Sokmen, UWEO Lynne Chronister, Research & OSP. Parties involved in UW VISIT. UWEO (administrator of VISIT on behalf of UW) Academic department or program

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UW Visiting International Student

Internship & Training Program



      • Anita Kain Sokmen, UWEO
      • Lynne Chronister, Research & OSP

Parties involved in UW VISIT

  • UWEO (administrator of VISIT on
  • behalf of UW)
  • Academic department or program
  • hosting the Intern and faculty supervisor
  • ISO (responsible for visa issuance
  • and compliance)

New “Student Intern Category”

A foreign student currently enrolled and pursuing a degree academic institution outside the US

Internship will “fulfill the educational objectives for his or her current degree program at his or her home institution”

All degree levels qualify!

length of visit internship
Lengthof VISIT Internship

Limited to 12 months


Visiting International Student Engaged in Research (VISER), 13-24 months, available soon!


Intern must:

  • Be in “good academic standing”
  • Be primarily in the US to engage in
  • an internship rather than provide labor or services

Intern must:

  • Have sufficient funding for US stay
  • Have verifiable and adequate English
  • language skills
  • Have health insurance

Intern must:

  • Attend New Intern Orientation and Immigration Check-in
  • Enroll in the VISIT Program through UWEO but may NOT enroll for UW coursework
  • Return home to complete the
  • degree

Internship must…

Expand upon Intern’s existing

knowledge and skills

Expose intern to American techniques, methodologies, technology


Internship must…

  • Be full-time (32 hours/wk)
  • Be completed within 12 months per
  • degree level or major

Internship must not…

Displace US workers

Exist to serve a labor need

Involve unskilled or casual labor


Internship must not…

  • Consist of more than 20% clerical work
  • Involve patient care or contact

Host must…

Determine whether resources are sufficient to host an Intern

Appoint the “Supervisor”

Secure approval from Chair & Dean

Determine English language proficiency (interview, or request standardized English-language test scores)


Host must…

Give Intern appropriate access to


Inform UWEO of changes in Intern’s

assignment, activities, or duration

of stay

Inform UWEO of any emergency

involving the Intern


Host must…

  • Assign only activities that assist the Intern
  • achieve the internship objectives.
  • Provide “continuous on-site supervision and mentoring…by experienced and knowledgeable staff”
  • Provide a structured, guided, full-time work-based learning experience
  • Evaluate intern quarterly

Host may…

  • Pay the Intern a “stipend” (job class code 0858), if ISO approves in advance and the externally funded sponsor approves if awarded funds will be used

Bringing an Intern to UW

  • Online information
fee waiver
Fee Waiver
  • Complete form one month in advance
  • Reviewed by UW leadership
  • Notice within 5 days
  • Approval based upon set of criteria
    • Existing relationship?
    • Mutual benefit?
    • Building new relationship?
for questions or assistance
For questions or assistance

Annmarie McMahon

VISIT Coordinator