Inviting a Student Intern

To invite a J-1 Student Intern, please review the following information. 

Effective April 1, 2019

A $200 Student Intern Program Service Fee is required. Information and the link to the online ePay site can be found below.

Checklist for DS-2019 Request

To request a DS-2019 for a J-1 Student Intern, you must submit all of the following forms to International Student Services. We prefer that the application materials be sent to us either via email (isss@buffalo.edu) or using UBox (shared with jlkumro@buffalo.edu, chaozhao@buffalo.edu and alc45@buffalo.edu).

Once a complete and accurate application is received by ISS, processing time for a DS-2019 is 5-7 business days.

DS-2019 Request Form

Please complete this entire form with your request. For your convenience, a checklist of all required documents is included on Page 1.  

Form DS-7002

Please complete the entire form with your request. It is very important that the DS-7002 is complete and accurate, if it is not ISS cannot process the request. We strongly encourage you to refer to our tips for completing the DS-7002 handout here.

Student Intern Program Service Fee

International Student Services requires payment of a $200 non-refundable Student Intern Program Service Fee.  The fee must be paid online, via credit card, before the DS-2019 is mailed to the Student Intern.

The Student Intern must complete the Student Intern Program Service Fee Agreement (below) to confirm that the fee will be paid. Once paid, the receipt must be emailed to isss@buffalo.edu before the DS-2019 will be mailed. It is also acceptable to include the receipt with the application materials.

Pay the Student Intern Program Service Fee on UB's ePay page.

This fee is seperate from the $180 SEVIS Fee, which is paid to the U.S. government after the DS-2019 is issued and before the visa appointment.

Financial documentation

Acceptable financial documentation includes employment letters, bank statements or government/university funding. For detailed financial options, refer here. If the document is not in the Student Intern's name, please attach a letter from the person providing the financial support. 

Refer to the DS-2019 Request Form for estimated financial amounts.

CV or Resume

Submit a copy of the Student Intern's CV or resume.

Letter of Invitation

Submit a copy of the letter of invitation for the Student Intern. A sample letter for reference can be found below. Please be sure to edit this template so it reflects the individual student situation.  

Letter from Student Intern's Academic Institution

Submit a letter from the Student Intern’s academic institution. This letter must include this exact language: "the student is in good academic standing and that the internship will fulfill the educational objectives for the student’s current degree program".

If the letter is missing this required language we are unable to process the request.

English Language Proficiency Attestation

Submit the completed English Language Proficiency Attestation along with the relevant supporting documentation (recognized English language test, signed documentation from an academic institution or English language school or interview conducted by the sponsor in person, by video conference or, if unavailable, by telephone.)

Medical Insurance Attestation

Submit a signed copy of the Medical Insurance Attestation. 

Copy of Passport

Submit a copy of the Student Intern's biographic page. 

If the J-1 Student Intern is currently in the U.S.

If the J-1 Student Intern is currently in the U.S. you must also submit the following documents:

Student Intern’s current DS-2019

Submit a copy of the Student Intern's current DS-2019.

Student Intern's Current I-94

Copy of the Student Intern’s electronic I-94 (printed from here) or admission stamp in the passport

U.S. Visa Stamp

Submit a copy of the Student Intern’s U.S. Visa stamp.

To Submit Your DS-2019 Request

We prefer that the application materials be sent to us either via email (isss@buffalo.edu) or using UBox (shared with jlkumro@buffalo.edu, chaozhao@buffalo.edu and alc45@buffalo.edu).