Volunteer Program USA

Are you interested in gaining practical experience in the Non-Profit Organization Industry in the United States? 

Internship-USA’s volunteer program provides people from all over the world the opportunity to volunteer with interesting organizations in a variety of fields.  To date, participants in our Volunteer Program have provided completed thousands of hours of service to U.S. communities through various charitable, social, environmental, and educational causes. 

If you’re searching for a meaningful experience related to your field of study in the United States, our program offers opportunities to gain practical work experience and promote cross-cultural relations in a wide range of industries, fields, and nonprofit organizations.

Our volunteer program allows volunteers to stay in the United States for up to 6 months.  During this period you can volunteer with a host organization of your choice.  Volunteering is a great way to gain experience and skills while also making an impact within the particular fields that you’re interested in.

Internship-USA’s volunteer program focuses on skill-building while providing volunteers with meaningful experiences with nonprofit organizations.  A non-profit offers the same structure of traditional internships that companies provide.

Non-Profit – If you are interested in philanthropy, creating change, and the pursuit of goals, our Non-Profit or Volunteer Internship Program is exactly what you’re looking for.  Our program focuses on service over the business and provides useful skills to dedicated and highly motivated applicants.

Non-Profit Organizations (also known as a not-for-profit, or NPO) include charities/charitable organizations, trade unions, trade associations, faith-based organizations, community organizations, and public art associations. Generally, NPOs assist needy or disadvantaged people, serve the interest of a particular action or issue, or are made up of individuals with a common goal or pursuit.

Participation requirements

As there are mostly no restrictions to this program, we welcome applicants from all backgrounds and experience levels.

  • Age: 16-99 years old
  • Any field, see list
  • Volunteer position does not necessarily need to relate to the field of study but the field of interest
  • No monetary stipend permitted (volunteers do not receive payment)
  • Duration: 1 to 6 months, extension possible
  • Average Placement time: 1-4 months
  • Average Visa processing time: 1 month
  • Time to register before departure: 6 months

For whom is our volunteer program the best choice?

  • Political science
  • Social science
  • Humanity studies
  • Film making
  • Philosophy
  • Liberal arts
  • History
  • Culture management
  • Education
  • Marketing and Communication
  • Sport Management and Therapy
  • Literature
  • Non-Profit Management
  • Tourism
  • Music Management and Production
  • Social Media Management
  • Museums Management
  • International Relations and Diplomacy
  • Human rights

Many fields for learning and skill building

The Volunteer Program is especially well suited for students in the fields of Humanities and Social Sciences, who would like to gain hands-on practical experience.

  • Political organizations
  • Animal care and welfare
  • Childcare and early childhood education
  • Arts, culture and museums
  • Sports education
  • Sustainable development and the environment
  • Healthcare
  • Media
  • Humanitarian aid
  • Nonprofit organization and management
  • Emergency care and services
  • Elderly care and hospice
  • Legal aid
  • Infrastructure development
  • Religious organizations
  • Charitable organizations
  • Other fields available by request

Benefits of volunteering in the United States

  • Gaining experience and skills in your particular field
  • Networking and making connections with people
  • Practicing and improving your English
  • Experiencing American culture and lifestyle
  • Up to 6 months of stay in the United States
  • Visa is half of the price of a J-1 visa
  • fewer requirements and no sponsor needed

Program Fee

The program fee for the volunteer program for 1-3 months is 950 Euro and for 4-6 months is 1250 Euro.

There is a non-refundable first installment of 530 Euro.

Please see our terms and conditions.

Got Interested?

Please request more information and submit your case and receive our job openings.

Questions about the application process?

Please see our step by step guide.

Still many questions open? Read our FAQ

In our FAQ we cover the most frequent question from our previous participants.