F1 Curricular Practical Training (CPT)
Curricular Practical Training enables F1 Students to be paid for off-campus work in your major field (minors don't count). CPT can be used for internships or other work that is either REQUIRED by the degree program (as defined in the course catalog) or if you receive academic credit in an independent study or course that uses the employment experience as research for a paper or project. You may apply for CPT if you who have been enrolled in your academic program for a full academic year (two full semesters), and you have valid F1 status. Usually for summer employment, students take the course for credit in the following fall semester.
The time you spend on Curricular Practical Training (CPT) will not be deducted from your 12 months of Optional Practical Training after graduation as long as you use less than 12 months of full-time CPT.
How to Apply
For Law, JGSM or ILR students, there are internship courses specifically for you that allow for Curricular Practical Training. Please follow the link related to your program below (or to the left). You must register for these courses online starting in late-February.