Exchange Visitor Program-Establishment of a Private Sector U.S.-Mexico Intern Program, 29380 [2015-12333]

Download as PDF 29380 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 98 / Thursday, May 21, 2015 / Notices December 6, 2015, until on or about March 20, 2016, at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York, from on or about April 11, 2016, until on or about July 10, 2016, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest. I have ordered that Public Notice of these Determinations be published in the Federal Register. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information, including lists of the exhibit objects, contact the Office of Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs in the Office of the Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of State (telephone: 202– 632–6471; email: section2459@ state.gov). The mailing address is U.S. Department of State, L/PD, SA–5, Suite 5H03, Washington, DC 20522–0505. Dated: May 18, 2015. Kelly Keiderling, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Department of State. [FR Doc. 2015–12482 Filed 5–20–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–05–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice: 9134] Exchange Visitor Program— Establishment of a Private Sector U.S.Mexico Intern Program Notice of Proposed Intern Program. ACTION: The Department of State administers the Exchange Visitor Program pursuant to the Mutual Educational and Cultural Exchange Act of 1961 (Pub. L. 87–256) as amended, 22 U.S.C. 2451, et seq., also known as the Fulbright-Hays Act (the Act). The purpose of the Act is to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries, including through educational and cultural exchanges. As set forth in 22 CFR part 62, such exchanges are facilitated, in part, through the designation of public and private entities as sponsors of the Exchange Visitor Program. The Intern category is one of 15 categories under the Exchange Visitor Program. The purpose of the internship program is to provide foreign nationals who are currently enrolled full-time and pursuing studies at a degree- or certificate-granting post-secondary academic institution or graduated from such an institution no more than 12 months prior to their exchange visitor program begin date a period of workbased learning to allow them to develop tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:28 May 20, 2015 Jkt 235001 practical skills that will enhance their future careers. Bridging the gap between formal education and practical work experience and gaining substantive cross-cultural experience are major goals in educational institutions around the world. By providing training opportunities for current foreign students and recent foreign graduates at formative stages of their development, the U.S. Government will build partnerships, promote mutual understanding, and develop networks for relationships that will last through generations as these foreign nationals move into leadership roles in a broad range of occupational fields in their own societies. On March 16, 2015, Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs Evan Ryan and Under Secretary for North American Affairs for the Government of Mexico Sergio Alcocer signed a Memorandum of Understanding to establish the U.S.Mexico Intern Program for four years. This new effort is intended to increase professional and educational opportunities for youth in both countries. The U.S.-Mexico Intern Program advances President Obama’s 100,000 Strong in the Americas Initiative. It also supports the goals of the Bilateral Forum on Higher Education, Innovation and Research (FOBESSI), announced by President Obama and Mexico’s President Enrique ˜ Pena. To support this Program, which will be implemented through the Exchange Visitor Program, the Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA), Office of Private Sector Exchange (EC) wishes to collaborate with currently designated intern sponsors as well as other interested entities to provide Mexican citizens with internships and practical training in the occupational categories of Management, Business, Commerce and Finance; Public Administration and Law; Information Media and Communications; and The Sciences, Engineering, Architecture, Mathematics, and Industrial occupations. This type of immersion creates endless benefits for the individual and for understanding between the people of Mexico and the people of the United States. ECA/EC is prepared to authorize separate designations to current intern sponsors as needed to support the U.S.Mexico Intern Program. Beginning June 1, the Department intends to provide to currently designated intern sponsors the opportunity to submit designation applications (Form DS–3036) in the occupational fields of Management, Business, Commerce and Finance; PO 00000 Frm 00082 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Public Administration and Law; Information Media and Communications; and The Sciences, Engineering, Architecture, Mathematics, and Industrial occupations. The designation will be for a period of two years, after which time the sponsor will be required to submit an application for redesignation per 22 CFR 62.7. Interested entities that do not hold an intern designation under the Exchange Visitor Program should follow the designation process set forth at 22 CFR 62.5, taking care to identify the specified occupational fields outlined in this Notice. Applicants are encouraged to consult the User Manual for Temporary Users of SEVIS (How to Complete and Submit the Form DS– 3036, Exchange Visitor Program Application), Version: 6.19, dated March 10, 2015. Public Comment: Interested persons are invited to submit written views concerning this program, until June 22, 2015. The addresses are: • Mail: U.S. Department of State, Attn: Ms. Robin Lerner, Office of Private Sector Exchange, SA–5, 2200 C Street NW., Washington, DC 20522–0505. • Email: [no email address was provided in the original draft]. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robin J. Lerner, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Private Sector Exchange, U.S. Department of State, SA–5, Floor 5, 2200 C Street NW., Washington, DC 20522; or email at JExchanges@ state.gov. Robin J. Lerner, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Private Sector Exchange, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. [FR Doc. 2015–12333 Filed 5–20–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–05–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice: 9142] Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ‘‘Gustave Caillebotte: The Painter’s Eye’’ Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Act of October 19, 1965 (79 Stat. 985; 22 U.S.C. 2459), Executive Order 12047 of March 27, 1978, the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998 (112 Stat. 2681, et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 6501 note, et seq.), Delegation of Authority No. 234 of October 1, 1999, and Delegation of Authority No. 236–3 of August 28, 2000 (and, as appropriate, Delegation of Authority No. 257 of April 15, 2003), I SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\21MYN1.SGM 21MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 98 (Thursday, May 21, 2015)]
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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

[Public Notice: 9134]


Exchange Visitor Program--Establishment of a Private Sector U.S.-
Mexico Intern Program

ACTION: Notice of Proposed Intern Program.

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SUMMARY: The Department of State administers the Exchange Visitor 
Program pursuant to the Mutual Educational and Cultural Exchange Act of 
1961 (Pub. L. 87-256) as amended, 22 U.S.C. 2451, et seq., also known 
as the Fulbright-Hays Act (the Act). The purpose of the Act is to 
increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States 
and the people of other countries, including through educational and 
cultural exchanges. As set forth in 22 CFR part 62, such exchanges are 
facilitated, in part, through the designation of public and private 
entities as sponsors of the Exchange Visitor Program.
    The Intern category is one of 15 categories under the Exchange 
Visitor Program. The purpose of the internship program is to provide 
foreign nationals who are currently enrolled full-time and pursuing 
studies at a degree- or certificate-granting post-secondary academic 
institution or graduated from such an institution no more than 12 
months prior to their exchange visitor program begin date a period of 
work-based learning to allow them to develop practical skills that will 
enhance their future careers. Bridging the gap between formal education 
and practical work experience and gaining substantive cross-cultural 
experience are major goals in educational institutions around the 
world. By providing training opportunities for current foreign students 
and recent foreign graduates at formative stages of their development, 
the U.S. Government will build partnerships, promote mutual 
understanding, and develop networks for relationships that will last 
through generations as these foreign nationals move into leadership 
roles in a broad range of occupational fields in their own societies.
    On March 16, 2015, Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and 
Cultural Affairs Evan Ryan and Under Secretary for North American 
Affairs for the Government of Mexico Sergio Alcocer signed a Memorandum 
of Understanding to establish the U.S.-Mexico Intern Program for four 
years. This new effort is intended to increase professional and 
educational opportunities for youth in both countries. The U.S.-Mexico 
Intern Program advances President Obama's 100,000 Strong in the 
Americas Initiative. It also supports the goals of the Bilateral Forum 
on Higher Education, Innovation and Research (FOBESSI), announced by 
President Obama and Mexico's President Enrique Pe[ntilde]a.
    To support this Program, which will be implemented through the 
Exchange Visitor Program, the Department of State, Bureau of 
Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA), Office of Private Sector 
Exchange (EC) wishes to collaborate with currently designated intern 
sponsors as well as other interested entities to provide Mexican 
citizens with internships and practical training in the occupational 
categories of Management, Business, Commerce and Finance; Public 
Administration and Law; Information Media and Communications; and The 
Sciences, Engineering, Architecture, Mathematics, and Industrial 
occupations. This type of immersion creates endless benefits for the 
individual and for understanding between the people of Mexico and the 
people of the United States.
    ECA/EC is prepared to authorize separate designations to current 
intern sponsors as needed to support the U.S.-Mexico Intern Program. 
Beginning June 1, the Department intends to provide to currently 
designated intern sponsors the opportunity to submit designation 
applications (Form DS-3036) in the occupational fields of Management, 
Business, Commerce and Finance; Public Administration and Law; 
Information Media and Communications; and The Sciences, Engineering, 
Architecture, Mathematics, and Industrial occupations. The designation 
will be for a period of two years, after which time the sponsor will be 
required to submit an application for redesignation per 22 CFR 62.7.
    Interested entities that do not hold an intern designation under 
the Exchange Visitor Program should follow the designation process set 
forth at 22 CFR 62.5, taking care to identify the specified 
occupational fields outlined in this Notice. Applicants are encouraged 
to consult the User Manual for Temporary Users of SEVIS (How to 
Complete and Submit the Form DS-3036, Exchange Visitor Program 
Application), Version: 6.19, dated March 10, 2015.
    Public Comment: Interested persons are invited to submit written 
views concerning this program, until June 22, 2015. The addresses are:
     Mail: U.S. Department of State, Attn: Ms. Robin Lerner, 
Office of Private Sector Exchange, SA-5, 2200 C Street NW., Washington, 
DC 20522-0505.
     Email: [no email address was provided in the original 
draft].

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robin J. Lerner, Deputy Assistant 
Secretary for Private Sector Exchange, U.S. Department of State, SA-5, 
Floor 5, 2200 C Street NW., Washington, DC 20522; or email at 
JExchanges@state.gov.

Robin J. Lerner,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Private Sector Exchange, Bureau of 
Educational and Cultural Affairs.
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