In accordance with 8 CFR 214.2 (f) (10), students in F-1 non-immigrant status may be eligible for a type of work authorization known as Curricular Practical Training (CPT). CPT is designed to allow students in F-1 status to apply knowledge and practice skills learned in the academic program in an employment setting. CPT is authorized in SEVIS by the Center for International Programs (CIP) of the student's school and is annotated on the student's Form I-20. CPT must be authorized before the student begins employment and can only take place prior to the completion of the student's program of study. Employment may be paid or unpaid. CPT is most often used for internships.