To work off campus in an internship, international students must obtain proper work authorization, called Curricular Practical Training (CPT) and be registered for academic credit corresponding with the internship concentration. Our program works closely with International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) to enable work authorization for internships.
International students are permitted to begin an internship only after CPT is fully authorized and a new I-20 has been issued. Our program is the first step in this process for international students in the School of Management.
International students are able to earn both money and academic credit during a paid internship as offered by the employer. In addition to CPT, you must also secure a Social Security number (SSN) for your internship employer to pay you.
Office of Internships and
School of Management
University at Buffalo
308 Alfiero Center
Buffalo, NY 14260
Mondays and Wednesdays 1-3 p.m.
Tuesdays and Thursdays 10 a.m. - Noon