US Work Authorization

US Work Authorization (CPT & OPT)

Please visit the Duke Visa Services website for official instructions regarding requirements for Curricular Practical Training (CPT) and Optional Practical Training (OPT).

If you have MEM specific questions regarding CPT or OPT, please email Kelsey Liddle. 


Curricular Practical Training (CPT)

Duke Visa Services maintains up-to-date and accurate information regarding the work authorization of international students.

https://visaservices.duke.edu/categories/f1/cpt 

Overview of Requirements for CPT

  1. Students studying on an F-1 visa.
  2. Students have completed at least one academic year of study with the program.
  3. Students are interning in the US.
  4. Student’s internship must be related to the MEM degree.
  5. Students must have the letter of employment in writing
    • Letter of employment must contain specific starting and ending dates (not a range), the physical worksite address, name of supervisor and his/her contact information, salary, and a brief description of the employment.

CPT Application Process


Optional Practical Training (OPT)

Duke Visa Services maintains up-to-date and accurate information regarding the work authorization of international students.

https://visaservices.duke.edu/categories/f1/opt

OPT Spring 2022 Info Session Recording

OPT Spring 2022 Information Session Notes

OPT Application Process


Duke Visa Services Advisors

Betty Henderson


If you have MEM specific questions regarding CPT or OPT, please email Kelsey Liddle.