Update to CPT Policy for Undergraduate Internships
Update to CPT Policy for Undergraduate Internships:
C2D2 and OIE have worked together to review the institutional practices and policies related to undergraduate internships and CPT. In an effort to support F-1 visa holders and to keep policies and procedures impacting graduate and undergraduate students consistent whenever possible, several changes have been made which impact undergraduate students who will participate in the C2D2 internship program. Most importantly, undergraduate students who participate in the C2D2 internship program, much like the co-op program, will be eligible to apply for Curricular Practical Training (CPT) off-campus work authorization. The change in policy and procedures will ensure students receiving internship offers for summer 2016 have time to work with C2D2 to register their internship. C2D2 is responsible for reviewing internship positions and for submitting the CPT request for the OIE to review and determine eligibility for the work authorization. Students are advised to review the OIE website (oie.gatech.edu/cpt-CPT) as well as the C2D2 website for additional detail and to meet with an advisor in C2D2 with questions about the internship program or OIE with questions about CPT work authorization.