You may participate in a curricular practical training (CPT) program that is an integral part of an established curriculum and directly related to the student's major area of study. Curricular practical training is defined to be alternative work/study, internship, cooperative education or any other type of required internship or practicum that is offered by sponsoring employers through cooperative agreements with Brookhaven College.
If you are eligible and have the documentation required for CPT, an international student advisor will authorize CPT by issuing a new I-20. Processing time is three business days. You may engage in CPT employment only after you have received the I-20 with your CPT authorization from the international student advisor. This work authorization is valid only for the specific employer, location, time period and on a part-time or full-time basis as approved and recorded by an international student advisor as evidence on your I-20 issued for CPT. You may not continue employment beyond the date authorized unless you apply and are granted an extension of your permission to work from the international student advisor. To do so would be a violation of your nonimmigrant student status and such violation would jeopardize your ability to remain in the U.S.