CPT is job-specific employment authorization. You need to be offered employment in order to complete the ELA. If you change employers, you must submit a new ELA in order to be authorized for the new employer.
If you participate in 12 months or more of full-time CPT (21 hours or more a week), you become ineligible for OPT.
You must submit a new ELA for every semester you would like to participate in an employment opportunity. An ELA must be submitted for each semester even if you are participating in the same job two semesters in a row.
If you are traveling outside of the United States around the time when you submit the ELA, please inform Experience of your travel plans at [email protected].
Off-campus work and internships must be approved through The New School; students may not receive authorization to work off campus or intern in any other way. F-1 students must never accept pay or compensation in any form without the proper authorization.
Unauthorized internships can affect OPT applications, change of status applications, other visa applications, and/or any application with USCIS. International students who are not eligible for CPT will not be able to register for the internship course.
For questions about your F-1 status, please email [email protected] or visit the ISSS office during drop-in hours.