Yes. However, you may not start the internship until you have received the written authorization on your I-20 from your international student advisor.
Students can work for a MAXIMUM of 20 hours a week while school is in session and up to 40 hours per week during the semester breaks; however, students must apply for a separate authorization to work full-time during the breaks. For more information, please consult with an international student advisor. Please note that if you work 12 months or more of full-time CPT you will forfeit all post-completion OPT. You must check with your department advisor about the number of hours you may work as well.
There is no limit on the hourly wage you may be paid.
You may start your job/internship only AFTER CPT has been approved by the International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) office. The approval process takes approximately 2-3 business days after ISSS receives all documents; do not expect to start your job until you have picked up your updated I-20 from ISSS.
No. You may NOT work for a different company without filing and obtaining a new CPT authorization. Speak to an ISSS advisor to get more information.
Some students may want to do a combination of two jobs during the same semester. This can be done providing the total hours do not exceed 20 hours a week. Students must follow the same instructions and obtain an authorization for each job.
Curricular Practical Training must be authorized by an ISSS Advisor and must be indicated on the I-20 before you may start work. CPT may be authorized on a part-time basis during the school year or full-time basis during the winter or summer. Please note that if you work 12 months or more of full-time CPT, you will forfeit all post-completion OPT. You must be registered as a full-time student at all times.
International Student and Scholar Services72 Fifth Avenue, 3rd floor (Map)Phone: 212.229.5592Fax: 212.229.8992
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