We offer a cap-exempt H-1B visa program that enables top global talent to build careers, while contributing to the social and economic success of the United States.
In collaboration with the immigration experts at The Build Fellowship, Open Avenues Foundation is proud to offer a competitive part-time employment opportunity for foreign national founders and experts seeking immigration solutions to live, work, and build in the US.
The Open Avenues Build Fellowship:
The Open Avenues Build Fellowship is a cap-exempt H-1B visa solution for foreign nationals who work part-time for 5 hours per week, supporting the missions of our partner universities and research organizations.
After a 6-8 week onboarding, Fellows work part-time in the Build Fellowship and are able to work full-time for U.S. companies.
Open Avenues [Build Fellowship] changed my life for the better! Not only did it do so in the most obvious way (set up an immigration pathway in the U.S.) but it also helped me discover my own leadership and management skills.
Principal Research Associate
Over the course of my fellowship, I felt so fulfilled. I learned a lot from the students. They helped me reflect on my own journey and understand all the steps I took in order to end up here. Being able to support students by way of knowledge, connection, and expertise was very powerful.
Market Research Analyst
As a Moroccan woman, it is a blessing to work with Open Avenues on our shared mission to empower under-represented student populations with the skills that drive a prosperous U.S. economy. By engaging students in my startup, I am promoting what remains the core of U.S. strength: diversity.
Bahia Ed Oddi
I love Open Avenues’ mission – it’s truly a win-win scenario. Fellows struggling with obtaining legal work authorization in the U.S. can stay in this country, and as a result they can share their knowledge and experience with a lot of students. Many times they are from underrepresented communities, around the whole country.