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Curricular Practical Training (CPT)

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CPT is the work authorization you need for an Academic Internship

CPT allows you to work off-campus in a position related to your field of study.  It is only available during your academic degree and must be done for academic credit.  You cannot delay your degree completion for a non-required internship. If you are a graduate student in your final semester then Optional Practical Training is often a more appropriate work authorization.

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