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.

Your intern/trainee will present you an original form with all three signatures upon arrival at your company.

Please print and send the GACC one copy of a DS-7002 form signed in blue ink. You may send the electronically editable PDF form for verification and quicker processing time prior to sending the signed scans.The documents must be legible and in good quality (i.e. no copy machine shadows) and retain original dimensions (i.e. no copy-shrunken proportions).

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.


  • Up to 6 months: 1 phase
  • 7-12 months: 2+ phases


  • Up to 6 months: 1 phase
  • 7-12 months: 2 phases
  • 13-18 months: 3+ phases
  • Phases can be created by duplicating page three of the DS-7002.
  • Please make sure that the first page of the DS-7002 shows the entire duration of the exchange visitor program and the phases include individual dates. Please do not leave out weekends between the phases.

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 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.