I live and work in Russia, and sometimes I find myself wondering about the job opportunities out there in the world. For instance, Fog Creek offers an internship program for young developers.
I'd love to travel to the USA for a couple of months to go through internship at some cool company.
On Fog Creek internship page (as I believe on any other), the requirements include:
Permanent legal right to work in the United States (includes TN status).
However, I'm not (currently) eligible for it, as I don't have the permission to work in the USA. My visa type is B1/B2, which is for business and travel needs only.
My questions are:
- Can I obtain the right to work in the USA if I live in Russia?
- What kind of paperwork is involved, and is it only required on my side, or potential employer would have to do something as well?
- If I make an application, how would the US determine if I'm a good candidate? What would they be looking for?