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 Internships

The CPT process for CS internships requires you to fill out the CPT request form and submit your completed form by email to Satish Rao: satishr@berkeley.edu.

Electrical Engineering 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