Undergraduate international students must have been in F-1 status for one academic year before they are eligible to participate in the Co-op program. Graduate students may begin immediately. F-1 students cannot work more than a total of 20 hours per week during the Fall or Spring semesters, including any on-campus work. Because of employment regulations for F-1 students, the credits received for Co-op must be required for the degree program. F-1 students may not do a Co-op for credits that are over and above their required credits.
Before beginning a Co-op position, students on F-1 status must submit a completed Curricular Practical Training request form to the International Affairs office along with a course registration schedule showing Co-op registration. You will receive a new I-20 form with authorization to work off campus. You may not begin working until you have this authorization.
International students are encouraged to consult with the International Affairs office before beginning an internship search. If you have other than an F-1 visa status, contact International Affairs to find out what employment restrictions may apply to you.