Curricular Practical Training
One of the benefits of having F-1 student status is the ability to obtain authorization for Curricular Practical Training (CPT) which allows eligible students to work off-campus.
CPT is a type of employment authorization for an F-1 visa holder that enables a student to pursue work in his/her major field of study under certain circumstances.
The CPT experience must be an integral (earns academic credit for all students in the major) or required (fulfills a mandatory degree requirement) part of the student's degree program. [Legal Citation 8CFR 214.2 (f)(10)]. The work experience must also be part of the established curriculum at Brandeis and noted in the Brandeis University Bulletin.
Please review the CPT FAQs for a detailed overview of CPT rules and application procedures.
Any student interested in pursuing CPT is encouraged to contact the ISSO and speak with an International Student Advisor about CPT rules and procedures.
Summer 2013 Internship Dates:
5/20/2013 - 8/10/2013 - INT 92g Summer Internship Course
5/20/2013 - 8/23/2013 - for all other internship courses
Summer 2013 CPT Deadline: Submit CPT paperwork to the ISSO by 7/8/2013
REMINDER: DO NOT BEGIN ANY OFF-CAMPUS EMPLOYMENT (PAID OR UNPAID) WITHOUT FIRST OBTAINING AUTHORIZATION FROM THE ISSO. DOING SO IS A SERIOUS VIOLATION OF F-1 STUDENT STATUS.