Work Visa for 3 month internship?
Ive been accepted into an internship in Kentucky, and I live in Canada.
The internship is at KESMARC, (you can google it for more information) a huge sport horse therapy/rehabilitation center. They say that international applicants need work visas, But I am very confused about this!
Just some info about me, Im 18, and have just graduated high school. Im doing the internship in preparation to go to college to become a vet tech, and then I will specialize In Equines.
The Internship I will be doing is UNPAID, I will be living in an apartment over the stables. During the internship I will be doing things like monitoring horses, assisting vets/farriers/dentists, etc, administering meds, changing bandages, feeding, exercising, and using the aquatread, swimming pool, and other equipment like that.
In my acceptance email from Kesmarc, they told me about www.caep.org , and said that seems to be a popular organization. But as I was reading it I was a little confused, it said you needed to do things such as write and autobiography for yourself, and get 2 reference letters. But I am already accepted for my internship?
The email Kesmarc sent me said,
For our international interns, you are responsible for obtaining your work visa. As we do not directly sponsor interns, you will need to go through an organization that specializes in international internships. They will sponsor you and serve as the intermediate between you and Kesmarc.
There are a number of such organizations that are reputable. One that has been used frequently in the past is CAEP. If you are interested in obtaining more information regarding their services, please visit their website www.caep.org or contact their Equine Coordinator, Mrs. Gudrun Williamson, directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Now I am even more confused! Kesmarc makes it very clear that its an unpaid internship, but this CAEP site says they say “they will sponsor you”, and the website says they give a minimum of $700 a month for their work visa thingies.
Do I Need a sponsor? What is the point?
and what Kind of Visa would I need to stay working at an unpaid intership in the states, when Im from Canada, and I only have a high school education.