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Global Internship Program

Program Partners:

The EACC of Greater Cincinnati partners with University of Cincinnati (UC) International Services to offer our member companies an international business solution: a global internship program – also referred to as the J-1 Visa Exchange Program.

The J-1 Visa allows university students and young professionals from abroad to come to the United States for up to 12 months as interns for full-time, paid exchange programs at eligible EACC of Greater Cincinnati member companies.

Interns participate in structured and guided work-based internship programs in their academic fields. The program recognizes the need for work-based experience; provides on-the-job exposure to American techniques, methodologies, and expertise; and enhances interns’ knowledge of American culture and society.

Additionally, host companies find many benefits in bringing an international intern to their U.S. location:

  • Learn about an intern’s culture, business practices, and language for company’s future business development in an intern’s home country
  • Evaluate and train an intern for employment in home country upon completion of the program
  • Support company’s global talent development by providing U.S. experience to future employees at a location outside the U.S.

The University of Cincinnati is the State Department-designated program sponsor and can help EACC of Greater Cincinnati members find qualified internship candidates through University of Cincinnati partner institutions around the world.

To learn more about the program, please contact EACC of Greater Cincinnati Operations Manager Dayna O’Brien (; 513-762-3725)

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