The University of Texas at Dallas

Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science



Jonsson School Internships


An internship is a professional learning experience that offers meaningful, practical work related to a student’s field of study or career interest. An internship gives a student the opportunity for career exploration and development, and to learn new skills.

Companies That Hire Our Students:

Amazon AMD Apple
Amadeus Athenahealth Blue Cross and Blue Shield
Cisco Systems Copart CVS
Epic Games, Inc.

Ericsson Inc.

FedEx Services
Frontier Communications Goldman Sachs Google
HP Inc. Intel Corporation International Automotive Components Group
Intuit JP Morgan Chase & Co. Lima USA Inc.
Meta Platforms, Inc. Microsoft Nokia
Pepsi Co. Qualcomm Inc. Siemens Healthineers
Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC Tesla Texas Instruments
Toyota Trinity Industries USAA
Verisk Walmart Wayfair

Pre-requisites for undergraduate domestic students:

  • Students must have completed 24 semester credit hours of undergraduate courses, with a minimum of 6 at UT Dallas, before registering for the internship class
  • UT Dallas GPA must be 2.0 or higher
  • Is in good standing with the university
  • Does not have an incomplete “I”
  • Has not failed a prior CPT/internship course

Jonsson School Students enrolled as a F-1 student

Overview of CPT (Curricular Practical Training):

Curricular Practical Training (CPT) is a structured educational program which combines classroom learning with productive work experience in a field related to a student’s academic program. CPT is work authorization that allows F-1 students to participate in part-time or full-time internships while working toward degree completion. Students should note that CPT is only applicable before graduation. Optional Practical Training (OPT) takes place after graduation. Please refer all questions about OPT to ISSO.

Pre-requisites for CPT:

  • Lawfully enrolled full-time in a U.S. university for at least one academic year (two consecutive long semesters) immediately prior to the semester in which the CPT will take place.
    • *Note: MS CE students are eligible after completing 18 credit hours; credit hours completed virtually are applicable.*
  • Valid F-1 status at the time of CPT application.
  • Good academic standing (minimum 3.0 GPA for graduates, 2.0 GPA for undergraduates). If good standing is not maintained, CPT authorization will be canceled.
  • Have not failed a previous CPT course.
  • No incomplete grades.
  • Must have completed at least one semester at UT Dallas.
  • Have not completed your degree requirements.

All students on the F1 visa must complete the virtual JCS CPT orientation before completing the CPT Application.

For more information, visit the ISSO website

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