J1 and VIE Hiring Programs

The French-American Chamber of Commerce Dallas/Fort Worth can help its Corporate, Councillor and Enterprise members enjoy the many benefits of hosting an international trainee or intern.

The FACC DFW will provide support and assistance throughout their time in America. 

Update August 3rd, 2020: Read about Professional Exchanges Support U.S. Public Diplomacy Goals - Provided by the Alliance for International Exchange.

J-1 Program

The French-American Chamber of Commerce is a U.S. Department of State designated J-1 visa sponsor for the Intern and Trainee Exchange Visitor Programs. We are proud to have sponsored qualified candidates for international exchange for nearly half a century. As an Exchange Visitor Program sponsor, we actively promote the mission of the Fulbright-Hays Act of 1961 which aims to increase mutual understanding through exchange experiences. This program utilizes the J-1 visa, which is a non-immigrant visa issued by the United States Department of State.

To verify your company's eligibility to host intern/trainees, please complete the Host Company Eligibility Checklist and send it to info@faccdallas.com 

About the Exchange Visitor Program

The Exchange Visitor Program encourages cultural exchange by allowing exchange visitors to come to the United States for up to 12 months as Interns or for up to 18 months as Trainees to participate in full-time, paid, practical training programs at eligible FACC member companies. These programs are extremely beneficial for both candidates and host companies and serve to further understanding and diplomatic ties between the U.S. and the world. Our candidates gain valuable experience in fields as diverse as finance, engineering, law, communications, and tech, while our host companies get the benefit of top international talent while helping to train the leaders of tomorrow. In addition to professional experience, the FACC coordinates year-round American cultural events for our J-1 Exchange Visitors, promoting American cultural exposure and networking opportunities nationwide.

In order to host an Exchange Visitor, companies must adhere to certain structural requirements in order to ensure that the intern or trainee is adequately supervised, in accordance with the mission of the Exchange Visitor Program. Additionally, the host company must maintain a minimum of an Active Level Membership in their local FACC Chapter. Consult additional details on eligibility & fees here or contact us to discuss.

With 20 affiliated chapters representing all major U.S. cities, the FACC provides access to expansive opportunities in New York City as well as to industry-specific cities throughout the United States.

If you are interested in applying for the Intern or Trainee Exchange Visitor Program consult our resources below.

The V.I.E Program

Are you a French company or a U.S. company doing business with France? Let the VIE Program + J-1 visa package facilitate your HR needs.

What is the VIE program? Volunteer for International Experience. The VIE is a hassle-free HR package offered by the French government (and facilitated by the FACC) that allows your company to easily recruit high-profile young professional trainees and interns from Europe. It is entirely flexible and provides several financial advantages, aimed at making your cross-border HR needs more manageable.

For additional information about this program, please contact the New York office at icdp@faccnyc.org 

Online Portal

In an effort to streamline the application process. the FACC launched an online portal in 2018. Prior to submitting an application, please review our program guidelines and eligibility requirements to participate in our Intern or Trainee Exchange Visitor Program.