F1 Employment Internship

Curricular Practical Training (CPT)


Curricular Practical Training is defined as employment which is an integral part of an established curriculum. If your academic advisor suggest for you to take internships, practicum, or externships you will be eligible for CPT. To qualify the student must:

  • be enrolled in an internship or practicum course
  • provide a letter from the employer where it will take place (including the job title, hours per week, duties, beginning and ending dates and physical location)
  • provide written approval of the student's internship with the stated employer from the students academic department
  • submit all documents to OGA for authorization.
To meet an Immigration advisor please bring your I-20, I-94 and Passport.