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There are many amazing internship and job opportunities available to international students at CCS. In collaboration with Career Services, the ISSO works to ensure that International students are able to partake in all the same opportunities available to all CCS students. These internship, employment, and professional development opportunities are key to the CCS experience, and set CCS alumni apart as leaders in their fields.


Professional internships for academic credit are available to CCS international students beginning in the Junior year of their academic program. The Internship Program page will give you a good idea about the kinds of companies that are hiring CCS students as interns!

  • During your academic program you will be able to participate in professional internships for credit under Curricular Practical Training (CPT). This is a special work authorization that allows international students to work and gain practical, professional experience in their field of study, during their degree program.

CCS alumni are remarkably successful. As a CCS grad you will join a global alumni network with a stellar reputation of leadership and innovation. Learn what CCS alumni are doing, and get excited about joining their ranks, on our Alumni page.

  • International students are eligible to extend their visa status for one year beyond their graduation for the purpose of working in the USA, in their field of study. This special post-graduation work authorization is known as Optional Practical Training (OPT). Students apply for OPT in the final year of their degree program.

  • Some programs at CCS are eligible for the OPT STEM Extension. This is a unique opportunity that allows international students, in specific programs, to extend their OPT for two additional years. Therefore, students in these programs are eligible for a total of three years of OPT after graduation.

Qualifying programs for the OPT STEM Extension at CCS are:

  • Entertainment Arts: Animation
  • Entertainment Arts: Digital Film
  • Entertainment Arts: Video Game Design
  • Interaction Design (MFA program)

The International Student Services Office assists all international students with CPT and OPT applications and authorizations.