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An internship is a program offered by an employer (company) that provides potential employees with work experience. Internships are typically targeted towards intl. students, who work between six to 12 months at their chosen company to gain practical on-the-job or research experience.
Each internship is different. Some interns work part-time (6 hours a day or less – five days a week), while others work full-time (8 hours a day or more – five days a week). There are internships for undergraduate, and graduate students. There are paid internships, unpaid internships, internships that provide course credit, and internships that are virtual. While employment is not guaranteed at the end of an internship, many employers use internships to train and evaluate future employees.
Career Accelerator Program
USA Program and some of our univesities partners offer a Career Accelerator Program for our intl. Students during their pursuing a degree.
Here is more info about the Career Accelerator Program for you to consider:
The Career Accelerator Program will give the intl. students the skills and knowledge to excel professionally, whether they are searching for a career path, exploring postgraduate degree programs, preparing to lead their family’s business, or planning to start their own company.
Through the two-year Career Accelerator Program, the intl. student enhances their employability & gains skills to advance their academic performance and access opportunities for the work placement.
The Career Preparation Program is tailored to the intl. student between their Junior and Senior year with an internship placement assistance. It features unique workshops, real-world experiences, cross cultural groups and skills-based training. Preparing the intl. student to the global work place.
After graduation, the intl. student will have experience and an advantage to market themselves to obtain employment.
The intl. student (F-1 visa) have the option of training in the United States by engaging in practical during their program or after it ends. Practical training can provide valuable work experience by sharpening and adding to the skills that the intl. student is learning in school. There are two types of practical training available for F-1 intl. students visa, they are:
OPT are available to undergraduate and graduate students on an F-1 visa. Training must relate to a student's field of study.
CPT is a practicum opportunity for graduate students. This training could be a key part of your pursuit of a successful career. Many universities allow graduate students to take part in CPT after they complete their first year of studies. They may be paid or unpaid.
Available to international students after they complete their studies. Other details include:
International students are eligible to remain in the United States while they complete OPT.
The duration of OPT is dependent on a student's field of study: For non-STEM-certified degree programs, a maximum of 12 months is authorized.
For STEM-certified programs, international students can obtain an extension up to 24 months, for a total of 36 months.
Students have the option to pursue OPT anywhere in the United States.
Provides the opportunity to pursue multiple career paths in a field with varying paid potential.
International students seeking STEM-certified degrees (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) can benefit from a two-year OPT extension that provides an opportunity to build career experience and earnings potential. Almost 50% of international students pursue STEM-certified degrees.
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