**The process to receive permission to register for UNIV099 for summer 2020 internships has remained the same while the university is now operating fully online in response to COVID-19. Please follow this step-by-step guide on what materials we need in order to provide you with permission to register for UNIV099 and submit your completed materials to univ099@umd.edu.  

For international students seeking CPT authorization for summer 2020 internships, please follow this guidance provided by ISSS under "CPT Concerns" on their process during this time while the university is operating fully online.

 For virtual internships, additional documentation is required which outlines a weekly virtual check-in plan with internship supevisor.  This plan can be included in the student's offer letter or the supervisor can be email it to univ099@umd.edu.


UNIV099 is a zero (0) credit internship seminar that is designed to complement a supervised internship experience.  For the purposes of this course, the University Career Center & The President’s Promise defines an internship as a monitored work experience that has intentional learning outcomes and goals for students in their intended career field.  It is expected that the internship supervisor is a professional in the student's intended career field.

Business Specialty Masters Students: Enroll in BMGT099
Engineering Students: Enroll in ENCO099

All Other Undergraduate and Graduate Students Interested in UNIV099 Registration:

International Students on F-1 Visa:

  • You will need to receive permission to register for UNIV099 (or a different internship course on campus) before you can get CPT authorization through ISSS.  Be sure to follow the guide above on how to receive permission to register for UNIV099 in order to make the process as efficient as possible.  Once you can enroll in UNIV099, go to ISSS to receive CPT authorization and follow this checklist to make sure you’re prepared!

  • You can intern full time during winter and summer, but only 20 hours per week during the fall and spring semesters.

Questions not addressed in the links above can be sent to univ099@umd.edu


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