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The Irish International Immigrant Center specializes in international learning exchange programs between Ireland and the United States and has been providing young Irish people work exchange opportunities for nearly 20 years. The program originates from the success of both the Walsh visa and Wider Horizon programs. We have been sponsoring the J-1 Irish Work and Travel program (known as J-1 IWT or the graduate visa program) since 2008 and nearly 2000 graduates and students have come through our center to date.

The program allows Irish citizens who are current students or recent graduates from Irish universities to travel to the U.S. for up to 12 months, where they can work and experience American culture. This is supported by our Internship Placement Service, where we assist graduates in finding work placements in their field of study. Our University Internship Program is a partnership with several Irish universities to source Boston based work placements for their 3rd year students.

Please contact the J-1 IWT staff to apply and for any additional information, including the up to date application form:

Email: J1IWT@iiicenter.org
Tel: 617.542.7654 ex.19 (Boston) (Belfast)


*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 of J-1 visa sponsors 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 IIIC welcomes J-1 Summer participants to our Cyber Cafe !