J-1 Exchange Visitors and J-2 Dependents
J-1 exchange visitors are present in the U.S. under the auspices of various programs sanctioned by the State Department. If authorized to intern or work, they will have a currently valid Form DS-2019 Certificate of Eligibility and written permission from a Responsible Officer affiliated with the 'sponsor' institution that is conducting the particular exchange program. A J-2 dependent of a J-1 is eligible to work if in possession of a valid Employment Authorization Document. There are few J-1 exchange programs remaining in the arts, with the exception of universities, that can use these programs in conjunction with cultural exchanges, residencies and the like. International Arts & Artists' Internship in the USA provides J-1 visa programs for international scholars, lecturers, curators, interns, artists, fellows, and trainees. International Arts & Artists is a sponsor institution for the J-1 trainee, intern, and short-term scholar visa categories.