*We have now received the maximum number of deposit payments to secure places on our J-1 IWT visa program in 2017.  Unfortunately, we are therefore unable to accept any more new applications until further notice.

If you have not already applied and thinking of doing so, we recommend you find an alternative J-1 visa sponsor. The list can be found here. Please check back to this website or IIIC’s Facebook page for a notice regarding when we will resume accepting new applications.*


The United States of America is a land of vast history, culture, and innovation. Packed with every type of landscape, weather, occupation, and person, twelve months won’t seem long enough… but it is a year you won’t forget!

With the J-1 Irish Work and Travel (J-1 IWT) Program, you will have the opportunity to learn, train, and travel with the best – either in Boston or anywhere in the U.S. The experience you gain here will last a lifetime. The J-1 IWT enables Irish students and recent graduates to undertake paid training in an internship with a U.S. employer for up to twelve months. The Irish International Immigrant Center is delighted to provide Irish students in – and recent graduates of – colleges with the opportunity to work and learn in this competitive environment – whether for a few months or an entire year. For complete program details, please visit the Program Information section of this page.

If you are interested in learning more about the J-1 IWT program, please email j1iwt@iiicenter.org and include the following information in the body of your email:
    • Your graduation date
    • Your area of study
    • The name of the university you attended
    • Your intended travel date
    • The level of your degree (undergrad, masters, etc.)
Tel: 617.542.7654 ex.18 (Boston)


Read Testimonials from past J-1 Irish Work and Travel participants. Click here