How to fill out the DS-7002

DS-7002

The Training/Internship Placement Plan (Form DS-7002) is the most important part of the application and must be signed by the Supervisor, Intern/Trainee and the GACC prior to the issuance of the DS-2019.

You as the Supervisor must sign (by hand or electronically) the DS-7002 and email the document to your case manager. You must also send the editable PDF version for verification purposes. 

Please retain the executed DS-7002 form for your files.


Please make sure your DS-7002 conforms to the following guidelines:

  • Please make sure to enter "Name" and "Family Name" in the correct designated fields.

Intern Category

  • If the program is up to 6 months, the DS-7002 must have at least 1 phase.
  • If the program is 7-12 months, we require at least 2 distictly different phases.

Trainee Category

  • If the traineeship is up to 6 months, the DS-7002 must have at least 1 phase.
  • If the traineeship is 7-12 months, we require at least 2 distictly different phases.
  • For a traineeship of 13-18 months, please submit at least 3 phases.
  • If you need additional phases of the DS-7002, please contact your case manager.
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  • Please make sure that the Training/Internship Placement Plan (DS-7002) contains concise information, clear details as well as correct grammar and spelling. Your intern/trainee must present this to the U.S. Consulate officer when applying for the J-1 Exchange Visitor Visa. The DS-7002 is an official government document and the quality and clarity of the content are important criteria for J-1 visa approval. The training plan is a bridge between the academic formal education and work-based training at the host company. The training is a roadmap for the entire program; it should be authentic and tailored to the intern.