If you’re interested in an internship or co-op, you must complete nine months of education in the U.S. before being eligible to apply. Once you have applied and accepted a position you must report your experience with the CDC for approval and processing of summer internships or co-op. This can be done through your Handshake account by reporting an experience under the experiences tab. If you’re a Fire Protection Engineering graduate student, you must complete additional paperwork with the CDC for approval and processing, as well.
Download the International Students tipsheet (PDF) for information on resources, work authorization, strategies and advice on finding job openings in the U.S., and more.
To start off your job search, check out some of the links to websites that cater to international students:
- Embassy offers access to information about foreign embassies and other international resources around the world
- Foreignborn.com connects you to U.S-based companies looking specifically for foreign-born employees
- Going Global (available in Handshake) provides resources for finding jobs in other countries and includes tips for writing resumes and cover letters that align with other countries’ preferences
- Internationalstudent.com has an array of resources for international students and students preparing to study abroad