OGS orientation and clearance session

All J-1 student interns must report to the Office of Global Services (OGS) within 30 days of their program start date for a mandatory clearance session and orientation.

Please make sure you bring with you the following documents on the day of orientation:

  • DS-2019
  • DS-7002
  • Passport
  • I-94

Please contact your program coordinator (Rachel Portwood [email protected]) for more information about OGS orientation date for your cohort.

Health insurance requirements

J-1 student interns and their J-2 dependents must maintain required health insurance throughout their stay in the U.S. This health insurance must cover the following benefits to the amount listed next to it:

  • Medical Benefit – $100,000
  • Repatriation of Remains – $25,000
  • Medical Evacuation – $50,000
  • Deductible per accident of illness – $500

Social Security Number

If you are a J-1 student intern at Northeastern, you are required to apply for a Social Security Number for employment. You will need to present a letter from OGS as evidence of work authorization to an official at the Social Security Administration to apply for a Social Security Number. Once you have completed orientation with OGS and submitted the below form, OGS will provide you with the letter required to apply for a Social Security Number.

Social Security Number Letter Request for J-1 Student Interns »

How to apply for a Social Security Number

For more information on how to apply for a Social Security Number (SSN), please visit our page on SSN and how to apply.

Change of residential address

Immigration regulations require that all non-citizens report their residential addresses within 10 days of entry to the U.S. and subsequently report any changes of address within 10 days to the immigration authorities. J-1 student interns may report their address changes in myNortheastern.

Required travel documents

For travel outside the U.S., the following documents are required for re-entry to the U.S.:

  • Valid form DS-2019 signed in the “travel validation” section by an OGS advisor
  • Valid J-1 visa stamp in the passport (except for Canadian citizens)
  • Valid passport