Training and Internship Opportunities
As an F-1 international student, you are prohibited from working off-campus. However, opportunities exist for on-the-job training both during and after your certificate program.
Paid Internship: Curricular Practical Training (CPT)
Curricular Practical Training (CPT) is an off-campus work permit allowing an F-1 student to participate in a paid internship. The internship allows you to gain valuable work experience in your field of study while you earn academic credit and advance toward program completion.
- Valid F-1 visa status at UCLA Extension
- Complete nine (9) consecutive months of full-time study either at UCLA Extension, or having transferred into UCLA Extension from another SEVP-approved institution
- Enrolled in a certificate program that offers an internship course
Review the full Curricular Practical Training (CPT) Guidelines or speak with your International Student Services Advisor for more information.