Visiting International Student Internship & Training (VISIT)

The Visiting International Student Internship & Training (VISIT) Program permits students pursuing degrees at universities outside of the United States to participate in full-time supervised research at the University of Washington. An internship is a structured, work-based learning program that relates directly to your study requirements at your home institution, provides on-the-job exposure to American techniques and methodologies outside the classroom and enhances your knowledge of American culture and society.

As an intern, you will be hosted by a UW academic department or program and closely supervised by a member of the faculty. The internship may be between 3 weeks and 12 months long.

Note: Dual citizens who are matriculated at foreign universities are eligible for the VISIT program, but green card holders are not eligible. If you are already in the United States on a student visa and are interested in transferring to the VISIT program, you must contact us before starting the application process.

Who the Program Is For

The VISIT program is open to undergraduate and graduate students studying at universities outside the United States who are seeking a bachelor's degree, master's degree, or PhD. Participants must hold a J-1 student intern visa.

Program Features

  • Engage in supervised research at the University of Washington, one of the top research universities in the world
  • Participate in work-based learning
  • Interact with other scholars in your field

Note: Intern must pay required fees to participate – see Program Details tab for more information

Quick Facts

Location: UW campuses
Length: 3 weeks–12 months
Hours/Week: Minimum of 32 hours
Upcoming Sessions: Winter 2020:
Jan 6–March 29, 2020

Spring 2020:
March 30–June 21, 2020
Application Deadline*: None
*Application process takes 3–5 months to complete. VISIT Office must receive application from UW host department no later than 12 weeks before student's start date.


Email us to access faculty and administrator information, obtain application forms or reach the coordinator of the VISIT program.