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. All
students in F-1 visa status must be present in the U.S. for nine
months before participating in an internship.
- Undergraduate students must possess junior status before
participating in an internship.
- MBA students are required to complete the entire first year
of their program before participating in an
- All graduate level (MS and MBA) students are allowed a maximum
of three credits to count toward graduation.
- International students in the School of Management are limited
to a maximum of two CPT requests. A second internship/second CPT
may be permitted under special circumstances only after review by
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
- Report your internship to the Office of Internships and
Experiential Learning using BizLink.
- Our staff will contact your internship supervisor and
request a formal offer letter along with our signed Management by
Objectives (MBO) contract.
- After receiving the documents noted above, our
office will complete your academic registration and write an
advisor letter requesting CPT.
- You will pick up the proof of registration and the advisor
letter and walk it over to the ISSS to submit.
- ISSS will process your CPT request (allow 3-5 days) and you
will be issued a new I-20.
International students must secure an internship before the
CPT request is made. Our program works closely with International Student and Scholar Services
(ISSS) to enable work authorization for internships. See
Credit page for details.