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F-1 students, volunteering, and unpaid internships - what to know

F-1 students, volunteering, and unpaid internships - what to know

Generally put, an F-1 student must have employment authorization to work. This authorization is work approved as practical training. There are two types of practical training available to F-1 students seeking to work: curricular practical training (CPT) and optional practical training (OPT). So what type of work requires F-1 work authorization?