Internships & Co-Ops for Credit

Internship Course Application/D-Clearance Info Sessions

If you have questions about obtaining d-clearance and or any questions about the application process for obtaining an internship course for credit in the Spring 2024 semester, please attend one of our info sessions

Internship Course/ D-Clearance Info Sessions

If you are not sure which course you should enroll in, please first contact your academic advisor about which course works within your educational plans and graduation.  The office of Viterbi Career Connections is unable to view your current academic profile or make recommendations on which course aligns with your academic goals.

Please keep in mind that direct questions about eligibility to enroll should be directed to VASE, contact VASE at

For questions regarding CPT, I-20, or immigration status, contact OIS at

In-Person Learning Requirement

Viterbi Career Connections (VCC) will review your internship course application information and documents submitted to adhere to all course requirements as provided on our website. This includes the In-Person Learning Requirements for Viterbi Students Participating in CPT. Viterbi will only approve fall or spring CPT applications for out-of-area internship opportunities after students agree to the following conditions on the application:

  • You must physically attend all enrolled courses in person to comply with F-1 student regulations.
  • You may not seek alternative attendance requirements or accommodations with your professors
  • You must acknowledge that failure to comply with the in-person attendance requirement may jeopardize your current F-1 status as well as your ability to secure a future work visa post-graduation

If your internship opportunity allows you to agree to the conditions above, then you should have no problem getting course approval.

Internship Course Questions Drop-In 

If you are a student currently enrolled in one of the ENGR courses (395, 596, 597, 598) and you have any questions about assignments, deadlines or skill survey, please attend our Virtual VCC Drop-in hours. Drop-in occurs every Wednesday from 11:00AM to 11:30 AM PST starting October 25, 2023 to December 6th, 2023.

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Undergraduate Internship Course for Credit (All Students)

  • Qualifications
  • Application Checklist
  • FAQs
  • Registration Link
ENGR 395

Graduate Internship Course for Credit (International Students)

  • Understanding CPT
  • Eligibility Requirements
  • CPT Registration Link
  • Additional Information
ENGR 596, 597, 598

Graduate Internship Course for Credit (Domestic Students)

  • Qualifications
  • Application Checklist
  • Registration Link
  • FAQ
ENGR 596, 597, 598

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Published on December 8th, 2016

Last updated on November 29th, 2023