Career Opportunities Consulting International is a Corporation duly registered under Securities and Exchange Commission with interests in career consultation and skill enhancements; to develop paths towards clients growth and training opportunities. By engaging with potential candidates and taking it to the next level. We assist fresh graduates as well as degree holders who are exceptional and talented. Building firm foundation and stepping stones towards their chosen career. Reaching goals and making dreams come true. COCIC is committed to invariably expand to provide specific client’s needs. The company keeps opening doors to growth and opportunities.

There are two programs under the J1 visa:

I. Internship II. Traineeship How to qualify for the Internship Program:
  • students currently enrolled at a school/ university with a degree or certificate
  • granting post-secondary institution outside the United States
  • recent graduates within 12 months (1 year)
  • with a degree or certificate granting post-secondary institution
How to qualify for the Traineeship Program:
  • graduates with a degree or certificate granting post-secondary institution
  • with one year of work experience outside the United States or
  • non-graduates or under-graduates with five (5) years of work experience outside the United States
Note: Experience and Education needs to be in the same field Hospitality: Hotel/ Restaurant/ Culinary for the International Internship/ Training Program.

J1 Program Lengths:

  • 6 months (Hotel/ F&B/ Culinary)
  • 12 months (Hotel/ F&B/ Culinary)
  • 18 months (Hotel/ F&B)

The J-1 programs start at 6 months to 12 months (non-culinary up to 18 months).
We offer PAID placements in the field of hospitality.

An Internship/ Traineeship or Management in Training opportunity in America is a great way to enhance your skills in the field of your interest, specialized in Hospitality.


  • Front Office (Front of the House)
  • Guest Relations (Front of the House)
  • Rooms Division (Rotation – Front & Heart of the House)

Food & Beverage:

  • Restaurant
  • Culinary
  • or Rotation in Various Departments


  • Submit your resume
  • Skype interview with COCIC
  • Submit required documents
  • Promote to Host Company
  • Skype video or phone interview with Host Company
  • COCIC Interview Preparation
  • Interview with Host Company
  • Process J1 Visa


To qualify for an Internship/ Traineeship or Management Training Program in the United States you must meet the following requirements:

  1. Must be at least 18 years old.
  2. Must possess sufficient English language skills.
    J1 candidate should be able to read, speak & write in English,
    to successfully complete the Internship/ Traineeship.
  3. Must have a mature level of thinking and a suitable personality to participate
    and benefit from this International experience.


Step 1 Apply – Receive CV/ Resume & Cover Letter/ Letter of Intent
Step 2 Qualify Pass – Skype or Personal Interview with COCIC
Step 3 Register – Gather Required Documents & Prepfor Interviews
Step 4 Interview – Interviewwith Visa Sponsor/ Host Company
Step 5 Offer – from Host Company & J1 Visa Process
Step 6 US Embassy – Interview Set Up USEmbassy Appointment
Step 7 Departure Orientation – Prepare to leave for USA Flight/ Accommodation
Step 8 Arrival in USA – Hotel Orientation & Start J1 Program

It should take about 2 to 3 months.

Required Documents:
a.) Resume
b.) Cover Letter
c.) Passport Copy
d.) Diploma/ Degree Copy
e.) Referral/ Recommendation Letters (2)

The DS-7002 serves a an agreement between the intern/ trainee and the host company.

For short the DS-7002 is the training plan, which lays out the tasks and objectives that will be completed during the program;
as well as the departments the intern/ trainee will be going through.
COCIC will help you put this document together.

The DS-2019 form is the “Certificate of Eligibility for Exchange Visitor (J-1) Status”.
This is a Department of State controlled document that can only be produced through the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS).

The DS-2019 form is the basic document required to support an application for an exchange visitor visa (J-1). The document has a total of two (2) pages.

DS-2019 Form:

Part 1: Identifies the J1 Participant (Intern/ Trainee)
Part 2: Identifies the Visa Sponsor
Part 7: Contains the name, signature and telephone number/ address of the visa sponsor’s responsible officer
Part 2: Provides a brief description of the program activity to be completed by the J1 Participant
Part 3: Identifies the beginning and end dates of the program
Part 4: Program Category
Part 5: Provides a breakout of the total estimated financial support to be provided to the J1 participant during the cultural exchange program

Contact COCIC immediately; the lost DS-2019 can be replaced for a fee.

Remember where you last saw or had it.
If you lost it in a bus, taxi or public transportation. Report it to the police immediately.
Sometimes you are lucky to be able to retrieve it back.
However if you need to replace your passport, you are required to contact the nearest consulate for your home country.

I-94 Departure Record
Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) departure record Form I-94 (white) or Form I-94W (green)
You need to fill this up upon arrival and the Immigration Officer will attach this in your passport.
When your J1 program expires and you depart from the United States this needs to be reclaimed by the Immigration Officer.

It is very important, that you report this loss immediately to the Immigration and Naturalization Services (INS).

Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS)
SEVIS is the Department of Homeland Security database developed to collect information on the J visa holders.

Feel free to send us an email and we will get back to you with the required information and J1 program fees, based on your qualifications.

Yes you may! However you need to process the proper documents and have it approved by your host company and visa sponsor. In order to travel outside the United States for vacation or to visit your home country you need to submit the following materials to your visa sponsor company at least 2-3 weeks prior to your departure. Contact COCIC for more information.

The “grace period” is 30 days after the J-1 program expires.
If there is no earlier date indicated on your I-94, you are allowed to stay for another 30-day “grace period” after the termination date.
You will be allowed to travel for 30 days within the United States. You cannot work or travel outside the United States during this period.

The Two-Year Home Country Physical Presence Requirement is also referred to as the “Home Residency Requirement,” the “Two-Year Rule” or simply “212(e).”. To find out if this rule applies to you, simply look in the middle of the left side of your DS-2019 for the section that says: “212(e)” rule does or does not apply. You may also look at your J1 visa.

As soon as you arrive in the United States, you need to check-in and notify your visa sponsor of your arrival. As soon as your visa sponsor receives confirmation that you have arrived in the United States, they will activate your SEVIS number in the SEVIS system as well as your health insurance. We suggest you wait 7-10 business days before applying for a Social Security card at the local Social Security office. You may start your internship/ traineeship during this time. After 7-10 business days you may go to your local Social Security Administration office and apply for your Social Security card. Below is the web link to your local Social Security office. For more information on Social Security, feel free to visit: www.ssa.gov

After applying for your Social Security card/ number and while waiting for the arrival of your Social Security card in the postal mail, you may train without a Social Security card/ number. Sometimes they are helpful at the local Social Security Administration office and they provide you with your Social Security number, which you need to provide your HR (Human Resources) Department as soon as you have it on hand.

J1 has to pay

  • Federal Tax
  • State Tax

J-1 does not have to pay:

  • Social Security and Medicare Taxes (FICA)
  • Federal Unemployment Tax

J-1 Tax Back Return

  • COCIC will connect you with transparent, fast and reliable J-1 tax back return companies.
  • Average J-1 Tax Refund at approximately $800.00