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					Introduction to CIEE’s Trainee Programs (Internship USA and Professional Career Training USA)

Thank you for your interest in offering to host an overseas trainee through CIEE’s Trainee Programs, which allow professionals and students to
undertake up to 18 months of practical training with a US company in specialty and skilled non-specialty positions.
CIEE is authorized by the US State Department under section 101 (A)(15)(J) of the Immigration and Nationality Act to provide the necessary legal
sponsorship that allows eligible foreign nationals to obtain the J-1 “Exchange Visitor” visa. All participants in CIEE’s Internship USA or Professional
Career Training USA programs are able to produce the full documentary evidence of their authorization to train in the US.
The following pages should be completed by a Human Resources officer or the main point of contact for the trainee at the Host Company. The
information that you provide on this form will indicate the overall characteristics of the proposed placement. Our aim is to understand the specific
educational objectives that you envision for the trainee, and the substance of the training plan you will implement to achieve these objectives. Of
particular importance will be the information given on the exact tasks, duties, and responsibilities that the trainee will perform, as well as the departments
in which he or she will train and the type of supervision he or she will receive.
As a US State Department designated legal sponsor for the trainee program, CIEE is required to ensure that each placement meets the strict
requirements of a training program. Each training position must relate to the participant’s career path and not merely fill a labor need. The training should
be appropriate, given the trainee’s previous work experience and level of study. CIEE conducts Host Company verification checks to confirm all
elements of the proposed training.
For CIEE program rules and US Department of State regulations [22 CFR 62.22], please visit www.ciee-trainee.net. On this website you will also find
examples of acceptable and unacceptable training plans, instructions on filling out this form, the list of training positions and tasks that are prohibited,
and the Department of State’s list of “unskilled occupations” that are not eligible for training programs.



Host Company Acknowledgement and Agreement
In order for CIEE to agree to sponsor a trainee with your organization you must read and agree to the following program regulations and Host Company obligations and responsibilities:
1.     I acknowledge the general goals and objectives of the Internship USA/Professional Career Training USA program as an authorized exchange visitor program allowing qualified foreign applicants to
       undertake a period of training in the US in American business practices and to promote the general interests of international educational exchange.
2.     I acknowledge that the maximum duration of this program is limited to 18 months and that the position offered must be at least 30 hours per week.
3.     I affirm that the completed and attached Training Plan accurately reflects the nature of the program being offered, and I agree to provide the trainee with the appropriate activities, trained
       supervision, and equipment needed in order to fulfill the stated objectives on the Training Agreement Form.
4.     I certify that any on-the-job training of this participant will in no way displace an American employee or be used to fill labor shortages and that this program is not being used to recruit and train
       foreigners for employment in the US.

                 Please initial
5.    To the best of my knowledge, the trainee intends to enter the US for purposes of a training program and does not intend to abandon his/her non-immigrant status. I will not encourage, or ask CIEE
      to support, any change of visa category which would keep the trainee in the country beyond the date shown on the DS-2019, the document governing the participant’s admission and legal stay in
      the US.
6.    I acknowledge that CIEE is the legal sponsor of the trainee as required by the State Department regulations governing this exchange visitor program, and I agree to inform CIEE and obtain prior
      approval of any changes to the Training Plan that I have submitted, including, but not limited to, changes in the location, content, or length of training.
7.    I agree to contact CIEE in the event of any emergency involving a trainee.
8.    If a participant leaves the Host Company for any reason, I will inform CIEE promptly, and in any event, within 5 days.
9.    I understand that the trainee is exempt from Federal Unemployment, Medicare and Social Security taxes but must pay all Federal, State and City Income taxes. (See Dept of Treasury, IRS
      Publication 15, Circular E, Employer’s Tax Guide, p. 31 revised Jan. 2001).
10.   I understand that the trainee must apply for a Social Security Number Card even if the position is unpaid.
11.   I understand that CIEE will not sponsor any trainee involved with patient care of any kind, flight personnel or performing artists. (Please contact CIEE if you have any questions about the eligibility of
      particular training positions.)
12.   I understand that in addition to the training proposal, any documents that are required by a Host Company and binding on a trainee must be provided to the trainee, including any contracts, offer
      letters, agreements and similar documents, as well as company policies such as drug testing.
13.   I agree to abide by all local and Federal health & safety and employment laws designed to protect the participant both in the workplace and in any Host Company arranged accommodations.
14.   I understand that CIEE, as the legal sponsor, is available to give support and guidance to Host Companies and trainees, including, but not limited to, tax and social security set-up and emergency
      support.
15.   I understand that CIEE reserves the right to withdraw sponsorship from any participant who does not, or whose Host Company does not, comply with CIEE program rules and regulations, including
      this Agreement. I further understand that such withdrawal of sponsorship requires the trainee to leave the US.
16.   I agree to complete a check-in verification to CIEE within one business week of trainee’s arrival. I agree to promptly complete and return to CIEE the midpoint and final evaluations provided by CIEE
      for the trainee. (Training programs less than 3 months will only be provided with a final evaluation from CIEE.)
17.   I understand that CIEE will contact me to verify this Training Plan.
18.   I understand that CIEE may visit the Host Company training site.

In signing below, I am indicating that I understand and agree to the conditions above. I realize that if I do not fulfill my obligations and responsibilities as
an employer, CIEE my withdrawal sponsorship of my company’s trainee.


Signature:
Name:                                                                                                     Date:
Title:                                                                                                         Host Company contact OR                        Human Resource officer
Name of Host Company:                                                                                     City:                                                State:
Email:




                                                                                                                                                                                                     Phase 1
Trainee Name:                                                                                Please check if you wish to post an open training position.


To be filled out by US Host Company contact person or Human Resources officer only. This is not to be filled out by the trainee. Please attach
additional sheets if necessary.
Training dates: from                 to                                                 Total months of training: 6 months
IMPORTANT: EXACT DATES must be indicated BY THE HOST COMPANY in order for the trainee to be able to apply for a visa. Approximate dates
and/or dates indicated by any other individual cannot be accepted.
Name of staff member completing this form:
Email (mandatory):
Title:
Telephone:
Name of alternate contact at Host Company:
Email (mandatory):
Title:
Telephone:
Company Information
Company name:
Parent Company or DBA (if applicable):
Street address of training site:                                                                                Suite:
City:                                                      State:                                                     Zip Code:
Telephone:                                                                              Fax:
Website:                                                                                     No website
Company activities (You are encouraged also to include additional materials, such as a one-page company summary or brochures, to describe the company.)




Year founded:
Tax ID number:                                                                          Dun and Bradstreet (D&B) number:
Total number of employees at the training site:                                         Total number of employees companywide:
Number of trainees who will be at the training site at the time this training will take place:


Trainee’s Supervisor:
Email (mandatory):
Title:
Telephone:


Salary per month: $                                                                     Hours per week (minimum 30):
If the host company will provide any of the following, indicate approximate value in US $ of each per month:
Housing: US $ 0                                                                         Board: US $ 0
Transportation: US $ 0                                                                  Other: US $ 0
Will the trainee be involved in teaching or be responsible for children?                                                                                  Yes   No
Will the trainee be involved with providing one-on-one care/treatment to human or animal patients?                                                        Yes   No
Will the trainee be involved with clients in a medical, psychological or social services setting?                                                         Yes   No
Is the training plan duplicative of prior experience as listed on trainee’s resume/CV?                             N/A open position                      Yes   No
Is the traineeship for “ordinary employment”/ just for work experience?                                                                                   Yes   No
Is the training in an “unskilled occupation”? (Refer to www.ciee-trainee.net for list of unskilled occupations.)                                          Yes   No
Is continuous supervision provided?                                                                                                                       Yes   No
Is training related to the applicant’s university studies/ recent work experience?                                 N/A open position                      Yes   No


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Trainee Name:                                                                       Please check if you wish to post an open training position.


Trainee’s title: Industrial Design Trainee                                     Field of training (industry or function): Industrial Design
Brief description of trainee’s role (enter in the line below):
The trainee will have the opportunity to become an active member of the design team. His or her role will mirror that of other designers on the team. He
or she will work on real projects and be responsible for generating his or her own set of graphic ideas (concepts). He or she will then present them to
the rest of the design team. He or she will receive feedback from the team, and will be expected to participate in giving other team members feedback
during the presentation of their ideas. Additionally, he or she will gain exposure to project management skills, such as setting up design review
meetings, initiating and gathering feedback from other designers, and defining a schedule of project milestones and deadlines.


Why have you selected this applicant for training at your company? (enter in the line below)
The applicant is pursuing a field of study/professional career path that is related to the nature of our company's business. His/her background provides
a solid foundation in the industry and he/she has demonstrated a clear interest in advancing his/her knowledge and experience.


Why do you feel that on-the-job training is necessary for the trainee to achieve his/her academic or professional objectives in the field? (enter
in the line below)

On-the-job training provides an opportunity to apply what you know in real time and in a real world setting. This traineeship will expose the participant to
facets of this industry that are unique to the U.S. as well as to the general nature of American work ethic and professional culture. The experience will
also provide the trainee with the opportunity to network, interacting with industry experts and developing under the guidance of company mentors.


What skills and/or knowledge do you aim to acquire from this trainee while hosting him/her at your company? How will you achieve this?
(enter in the line below):
Since we hope to gain from the trainee's international perspective and novel approach to the industry, our company will provide an environment that
encourages the free exchange of ideas and promotes interaction among a variety of staff members.




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Host Company:
Name of staff member completing this form:
Host Company Contact OR Human Resource Officer
Trainee name                                                                                                                                        N/A open position



Training Plan
Please submit an additional page for each phase of the Training Plan. Please refer to www.ciee-trainee.net for instructions and examples. Any addenda must be submitted on
company letterhead.

Phase 1           Name of phase: Marketing Material Design                                      Department: Design Team
Trainee supervisor:                                                                   Phone:
Start date for this phase: Duration = 3 months                                        End date for this phase:

Briefly describe trainer’s background (you         Number of years in industry:
may submit resume)
                                                   Number of years in current role:
                                                   Educational background:

Specific objectives/skills to be imparted in       - Trainee will participate in the development of company marketing materials to express this company's
this phase of training                             skills and personality through direct mail pieces, brochures, and web pages.
                                                   - Trainee will learn to interview senior level people at this company, incorporating their vision and point of
                                                   view into the creative design of the marketing materials.
                                                   - Trainee will learn to develop design solutions and help them to be carried out.


Specific tasks to be completed by the              Each of the varied marketing projects that will be completed by the trainee will include several tasks from
trainee                                            planning thorugh production. These tasks will include:
                                                   - Planning (gaining an understanding of the design problem and how long it will take to solve)
                                                   - Research (gaining an understanding of the audience to whom the piece will communicate)
                                                   - Ideation (generating a set of varied design solutions)
                                                   - Production (generating final artwork files to be delivered to the appropriate vendor)
Describe the methods of training                   - Shadowing
                                                   - On-the-job collaborative training
                                                   - Department meetings
Frequency of supervision                           - Continuous.



Method of evaluating the trainee for this          Direct feedback from trainer(s). Close observation, regular meetings to discuss progress, and written
phase                                              evaluation.




Training Proposal Agreement           Must be signed by each party below.

Signature of Host Company (HR officer/contact person)                                                                                    Date
Signature of Trainee applicant                                                                                                           Date
Signature of CIEE RO/ARO                                                                                                                 Date




                                                                                                                                                                Phase 1
Host Company:
Name of staff member completing this form:
Host Company Contact OR Human Resource Officer
Trainee name                                                                                                                                        N/A open position


Training Plan
Please submit an additional page for each phase of the Training Plan. Please refer to www.ciee-trainee.net for instructions and examples. Any addenda must be submitted on
company letterhead.

Phase 2           Name of phase: Client Relations and Management                                Department: Design Team
Trainee supervisor:                                                                   Phone:
Start date for this phase: Duration = 3 months                                        End date for this phase:

Briefly describe trainer’s background (you         Number of years in industry:
may submit resume)
                                                   Number of years in current role:
                                                   Educational background:

Specific objectives/skills to be imparted in       - Trainee will learn the role of an integrated member of this company's design team.
this phase of training                             - Trainee will gain exposure to sales activities, contract drafting, project scheduling and budgeting, workflow
                                                   management, as well as clients' and vendors' interaction.
                                                   - Trainee will gain a better understanding of the design process as a whole and will develop valuable
                                                   management and communication skills.
Specific tasks to be completed by the              - Conduct product and market research by gathering visual and data information on markets, consumers,
trainee                                            competition, etc.
                                                   - Creative contribution through concept generation and refinement.
                                                   - Post-production activities, such as sourcing vendors and creating production-ready art.
                                                   - Act as a manufacturing liaison by attending press-checks for quality control.


Describe the methods of training                   - Shadowing
                                                   - On-the-job collaborative training
                                                   - Department meetings
                                                   - Management-related activities will be demonstrated to the trainee through the study of past and current
                                                   projects, and in partnership with members of the design team.
Frequency of supervision                           Continuous.



Method of evaluating the trainee for this          Direct feedback from trainer(s). Close observation, regular meetings to discuss progress, and written
phase                                              evaluation.




Training Proposal Agreement           Must be signed by each party below.

Signature of Host Company (HR officer/contact person)                                                                                    Date
Signature of Trainee applicant                                                                                                           Date
Signature of CIEE RO/ARO                                                                                                                 Date




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