Internships for International Students
A student whose hands-on or practical training program is an integral part of an established curriculum may apply to the Director of International Student Affairs for Curricular Practical Training authorization. Such training is defined as "alternate work/study, internship, externship, cooperative education or any other type of required internship or practicum which is offered by sponsoring employers through cooperative agreements with the school."
The student must be receiving course credit for the employment. The course must be listed in the College Catalog and have a faculty member assigned to teach the course.
It is recommended that the students keep the number of hours per week under 20, so as to not jeopardize their Post Completion Optional Practical Training opportunity.
Students are asked to notify the Director of International Student Affairs if they are participating in this program.
The following is required BEFORE the student may begin the internship:
1. A letter, in the form of a job offer, from the employer on company letterhead indicating:
a. name of employer
b. location of employment
c. start date
d. end date
e. number of hours per week
2. The Director will enter the information in SEVIS and print a new Form I-20
3. The student will be authorized to participate in the paid internship for the time period indicated on the Form I-20.