Curricular Practical Training Authorization



Students who wish to complete an internship during their period of study must receive Curricular Practical Training (CPT) work authorization. The Curricular Practical Training (CPT) Guidelines document outlines the eligibility requirements for CPT.  If after reviewing this document you still have questions about your eligibility, please contact the International Services Office (ISO).

In order to receive your CPT work authorization, you must first be registered for the graduate internship course MBAD 6298 for the semester in which you will participate in your internship. If your internship extends beyond one semester, you must complete the registration steps for MBAD 6298 again for each semester you will be interning. To be registered for MBAD 6298, you must complete the following:


Step #1: Submit Application Forms

Online Employment Authorization Form




Step #2: Submit Required Documents

Required Documents


Submit the following three documents to gwsbcpt@gwu.edu:

  • Personal Cover Letter
  • Support Letter from your Academic Advisor
  • Employment Offer Letter from your employer



Once you have completed these two steps, you will be registered for MBAD 6298 by the Global & Experiential Education office and will receive an email confirming your registration. You must then take this email to the International Services Office where they will assist you in obtaining official CPT authorization for your internship.

If you will be working on-campus and receive a paycheck from the university, please note that you do not need CPT work authorization. Should you have any questions regarding these procedures, please reach out directly to the Global & Experiential Education office.




Contact the Office of Global & Experiential Education

Contact G&EE


Global & Experiential Ed.
Duquès Hall, Suite 550
2201 G Street, NW
Washington, DC 20052

Phone: +1 (202) 994-1212

Email: sbintl@gwu.edu

Email regarding CPT Authorization may be sent to: gwsbcpt@gwu.edu



International Student Advisory Board