Hosting an international intern is without any doubt a rewarding experience. Most of the responsibility of the intern’s well-being lies upon the Sponsor (see dictionary), which provides the ongoing support throughout your intern’s stay in the U.S. Furthermore, you can always count on Sponsor’s experienced staff assistance, who can answer any questions you or your intern may have.
There is however a number of requirements a hosting company needs to meet before the training begins. The hosting companies must be able to demonstrate that they have the following:
- A suitable workspace and any position-specific equipment in a professional workplace;
- The ability to provide ongoing supervision and evaluation of the intern;
- A workers’ compensation policy;
- An Employer Identification Number (or Tax ID number).
You can find helpful tips on hosting an intern here.