Curricular Practical Training (CPT)

The EECS department offers one unit of course credit for students who obtain authorization for Curricular Practical Training (CPT).

CPT is a type of off-campus work permission for F-1 international students who are currently pursuing study programs in the United States and want to gain experience in their fields of study.

CPT is not available after a student completes a degree program. Optional Practical Training (OPT) is available after completion of degree program and is generally applied for in a student's last semester.

Review the EECS Department's CPT process:

Computer Science Based Internships

The CPT process for CS internships is managed by Professor Hilfinger and is entirely electronic: Curricular Practical Training Approvals

Electrical Engineering Based Internships

The CPT process for EE internships requires you to fill out the CPT request form and submit your completed form here.

For questions, contact ee-scheduling@eecs.berkeley.edu