Co-op / Internships (CPT)

The Northeastern Experience!

U.S. News & World Report ranks Northeastern University's innovative cooperative education program among the world's best. International students in valid F-1 and J-1 status may take advantage of this invaluable opportunity to combine classroom study with real life experience, provided that they seek proper authorization.


International students seeking to engage in a co-op, internship, practicum, clinical, or corporate residency must receive authorization from his/her Academic Advisor or Co-op Coordinator AND the ISSI PRIOR to engagement as well as PRIOR to any changes in that engagement. Please note that working even 1 day before or after authorized employment is a violation of F-1 or J-1 status.