International Student Resources
An internship provides a real-world experience in your field of study. It is a great opportunity to meet and network with important contacts.
Thinking About an Internship?
Step 1 – Let the International Student Affairs Office know. You need to determine if you need to do an internship for major credit. Know how those credits fit into your total credits for graduation. International students must file for CPT to be able to participate in our internship program. To file for CPT, you must have completed a full year at Thiel.
Step 2- Find a faculty sponsor. Taking an internship for credit is the same as taking a class; you need someone to evaluate your experiential learning and assign a grade on your transcript. Choose a sponsor from your major.
Step 3 - Find a host work site. International students on student visas may earn money for their internships. If you are looking for an internship during the academic year, St. Paul's Homes offers opportunities to students and does not require a Social Security number. They will also provide transportation to and from their facilities. If seeking a summer internship, for your convenience we have listed some websites on the back of this page that will help you in your search for summer internships.
Step 4 - File the necessary papers. Thiel College requires that you file your internship with Career Services (Roth Hall- 1st Floor). This includes your resume, an internship application, course registration form and an internship contract.
Step 5 - Process SEVIS Data. Make an appointment with the International Student Affairs Office to process your internship information for government record.
Step 6 - Complete your internship. Your sponsor will assign other activities during your internship such as a keeping a reflective journal and/or a comprehensive internship review paper. Your sponsor will also receive an evaluation from your employer that will be used in determining your final grade.
Students are responsible for completing all 6 steps. Career Services and the International Student Affairs Office will offer guidance along the way.