J1 is the appropriate visa. You need to have a training program set up.
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Either a J-1 or a much harder to obtain H-3.
For the J-1one category you need a sponsoring organization, as well as a general training plan.
For an H-3 you don't need a sponsoring organization, but will need to present USCIS with an extensive, detailed training schedule,etc.
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I agree, J is easier than H.
Go here for a list of qualified programs: http://j1visa.state.gov/
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First, you need to see if your business qualifies as a sponsor.
Second, you need a sponsoring organization that is the umbrella company for the J-1
Third, you must be mindful not to deplace a worker, or have your cousin or whoever to actually do work. An internship is an observatory position especially if you are not paying him. This could lead you into hours & wages laws violations.
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