Interested in learning how you can add an international perspective to your organization while also participating in an exciting cultural exchange? Spirit Cultural Exchange, a Chicagoland Chamber member, is designated by the U.S. Department of State to offer the J-1 Intern and Trainee programs. These programs offer organizations the opportunity to host qualified, international candidates for 12-18 months.

Candidates are provided with all necessary visa paperwork, medical insurance, and 24/7 support throughout their time in the U.S. through Spirit’s program. Additionally, the services come at no cost to your organization.

Contact Suzanne Kolasa ( to learn more about hosting J-1 Interns at your organization. Visit the Spirit Cultural Exchange website here.