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Global talent shaping the future of the U.S.

The Build Fellowship is a nationwide, cap-exempt H-1B visa fellowship for global talent seeking to work in the U.S.

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How it works

Build Fellows

Global talent applies for The Build Fellowship to access a 99% + successful alternative to the H-1B visa lottery, work in the U.S., and train the future U.S. workforce.

Companies

Nominate global talent for The Build Fellowship to hire and retain employees by filing  concurrent H-1B petitions, and access a pipeline of candidates.

Nonprofits

Launch Build Fellowship programs to hire foreign nationals for part-time, cap-exempt H-1B positions, where they work with university partners.

Universities

Partner with nonprofits to offer students access and work experiences with Build Fellows from high-growth companies.

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The Build Fellowship is a nationwide, cap-exempt H-1B visa fellowship for global talent seeking to work in the U.S.

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99
%
Visa approval rate
175
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Foreign national participants
20
%
Of fellowship graduates listed on a patent
14
M+
Funding raised by Build Fellows

The Build Fellowship partners with cutting-edge companies across the U.S.

Benefits of The Build Fellowship

The Build Fellowship provides immigration solutions for top-tier global talent by partnering with nonprofit organizations that employ foreign nationals for 5 hours per week. Build Fellows lead students from partner colleges and universities in project-based learning initiatives, allowing them attain United States working visas and pursue full-time careers in the U.S.

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OVERVIEW
  • Offers a reliable, cap-exempt H-1B visa lottery alternative for global talent.
  • Fills talent gaps for U.S. companies and increases the economy's competitiveness.
  • Advances the fundamental missions of higher education institutions in the U.S. and prepares U.S. college students for jobs in high-demand fields.
Robert DiFazio

We're grateful to have learned about The Build Fellowship, which has been key to hiring and retaining talent in scientific expertise sets. Build is an invaluable resource in the face of an otherwise frustrating and opaque process.

Robert DiFazio

CEO

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Kendra Heard

The Build Fellowship has given us peace of mind. This opportunity allows us to retain our top talent and gives our employees a chance to practice their leadership and project management skills.

Kendra Heard

HR

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Outrider.ai

Jad Esber

Through The Build Fellowship we were able to retain exceptionally talented people that go above and beyond in their roles and are dedicated to the mission of our work.

Jad Esber

Founder

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Koodos Labs

Mason Zheng

The Build Fellowship has put together a superb program. We were able to get our employee from overseas and shepherd his H-1B capped process. Highly recommend as the complete end-to-end solution for your H-1B needs. ‍

Mason Zheng

Founder

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Telgorithm

Lauren Abda

Through The Build Fellowship we were able to retain exceptionally talented people that go above and beyond in their roles and are dedicated to the mission of our work.

Lauren Abda

Founder

,

Branchfood

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