Even though summer break is about 6 months away from now, it never hurts to start preparing for what you are going to do during this time. Some of you may go back home to see family and friends, some take summer classes and others do summer internships. If you are in the group that’s interested in a summer internship, here are some things that you need to know
- Speak with your international student advisor to ensure that you are eligible for CPT. To be on CPT, you have to be here for at least 9 months and if you qualify this allows you to get paid during your internship. Your CPT has to be in your field of study and you will be receiving school credit for it.
- For a list of internships that may interest you, you can always check out your school’s career development center, attend internship fairs on campus or simply check companies’ career website for more information and apply!
- When you are offered an internship, it is important that you complete the CPT form at your international student office and get it approved so that it can be noted on your I-20.