Job Overview


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The Loaned Executive Program is a special opportunity (unpaid) that provides top executive-level talent from the private sector an opportunity to share their expertise with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to fill special, discrete needs. Through the Loaned Executive Program, DHS is working with the private sector on innovative solutions to our homeland security challenges. DHS is looking to the nation's top executives and industry experts to partner with us as we strive to solve problems, improve processes, and fully realize our mission. By serving as a Loaned Executive, you will have an opportunity to make a meaningful difference by protecting our nation. 

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) seeks to bring in a Loaned Executive to help advise on and clarify issues related to foreign nationals seeking to work in the United States within the performing arts, to include the arts, entertainment, motion picture, and television industries. The applicant will serve as an expert within USCIS on the performing arts and will work directly with a multidisciplinary team of immigration experts from within the agency on a range of policy and operational issues.

Initial appointments are for six months with the possibility for extension up to one year.

Note: USCIS may fill one or more positions using this vacancy.


  • Serve as a subject matter expert in the performing arts industries for the agency;
  • Review existing policies, procedures, and training related to the intersection of immigration and the performing arts and recommend alternatives and/or develop enhancement to ensure clear, consistent and predictable adjudications;
  • Serve as a consultant regarding industry models and best practices for potential application to the adjudication of benefits across the visa classifications used by foreign nationals seeking to work in the performing arts; and
  • Establish a framework for continues solicitation of industry-specific information to ensure USCIS policies and practices reflect the business realities faced by individuals employed in the performing arts.