If you will not complete your internship by the expected date, you must apply for an extension. This must be done before your current DS-2019 expires.
If you will not complete your internship program by the expected completion date in Section 3 of your current DS-2019, you must apply for an extension and receive a new DS-2019 with a new end date. This must be done before your current DS-2019 expires.
J-1 Student Interns can participate in the internship program for up to 12 months for each degree/major. Extensions beyond 12 months are not possible.
You should submit all required documents one month before your DS-2019 expires. Please refer to number 3 on your DS-2019 to determine your DS-2019 expiration date.
To apply for an extension, submit the following documents to ISS prior to the expiration date on your current DS-2019:
Processing times vary, but generally you will receive a new DS-2019 in 5-7 days.