Current increased scrutiny of work authorization requests necessitates all international students stay informed. F-1 and J-1 students are encouraged to read the International Student Services (ISS) website; pay close attention to and save the ISS newsletter; and as needed, present questions directly to ISS staff.
To participate in an off-campus internship, international students must obtain Curricular Practical Training (CPT) work authorization, and be registered for academic credit corresponding with their curriculum.
Our program is the first step in this process for international students in the School of Management. International students are permitted to begin an internship only after CPT is fully authorized and a new I-20 has been issued.
International students are able to earn both money and academic credit during a paid internship as offered by the employer. In addition to CPT, you must also secure a Social Security number (SSN) before your paid internship begins.
Students working on-campus for UB do not need CPT but still need to obtain an SSN.
Internships and Experiential Learning
University at Buffalo
School of Management
Frank L. Ciminelli Family
Career Resource Center
308 Alfiero Center
Buffalo, NY 14260-4010
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