from internship to a full time position?
April 22, 2012 1:15 PM Subscribe
[US work visa issue] starting as an (unpaid) internship for a month and moving on to a full-time position?
posted by perkinite to Work & Money (10 answers total)
asking for a friend who is an international student graduating from college (in the US) next month:
I got a job offer as an executive assistant in a small company, which will start as an unpaid internship for a month or two and slowly move on to a full time position if I pass the evaluation. The employer is willing to invest on my visa when my OPT (Optional Practical Training) period (one year) is over. I found this job through my professor.
This is what I know so far:
- weekly salary ($500)
- Housing can be provided (the employer has a spare room in his/her house).
-During the first year year, the employer will evaluate and decide if s/he is going to sponsor working visa for me.
For those with the experience of hiring a foreign national or being hired as a foreign national, what was your experience like? Do you see any red flags here? Other than documenting everything, what other steps should be taken?