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This page is for Civil Engineering undergraduate and graduate students that want to receive academic credit for their work experiences outside of the university.

CEE 484 – Graduate Internship – Construction Engineering & Civil Engineering – Summer 2024

CEE 484 is an undergraduate internship for construction engineering and civil engineering students.  This course is typically used by international students seeking to qualify for CPT since the course cannot be used as a technical elective for domestic students.

  1.  Internship Course Application Packet: Adobe Sign (The link starts the course registration approval process)
  2. Course Syllabus: Summer Session (PDF) 
  3. What’s in the Adobe Sign Agreement? See a PDF copy of the agreement that is completed through Adobe Sign – PDF

CEE 584 – Graduate Internship – Construction Engineering & Civil Engineering – Summer 2024

Course Agreement: 

    • If you are negotiating for summer 2024 be sure to read through this helpful guide to when you can work and timing for registration for the course and CPT – PDF.
    • Adobe Sign (requires ASU authentication). This is the agreement you fill out to start the course registration approval process.

    Review the SSEBE CPT Policy document at the bottom of this page. Some students rush into the agreement and don’t understand the framework for the course and CPT.  They are different and there are multiple steps involved.

    Be prepared to submit a copy of your approved IPOS as part of the internship agreement process. Use a screenshot image from your MyASU page indicating approval.

  1. What’s in the Adobe Sign Agreement? See a PDF copy of the agreement that is completed through Adobe Sign – PDF
  2. Course Syllabus:

F-1 Curricular Practical Training (CPT)

Curricular Practical Training (CPT) is a type of off-campus employment authorization for F-1 visa students. If you have an internship offer or you are thinking about completing an internship during your program at ASU please use this page as a guide. To be eligible for CPT you must have maintained F-1 status for a minimum of one academic year (two consecutive semesters) and meet all eligibility requirements. For eligibility requirements read through the SSEBE CPT Internship Guide for your program and the ISSC website.

SSEBE policy for F-1 Visa CPT: School of Sustainable Engineering – CPT  2023 – 2024 Academic Year (PDF)

ASU’s CPT reference page:

If you are utilizing the internship to qualify for Curricular Practical Training (CPT) through ISSC you will be responsible for familiarizing yourself with ISSC CPT requirements and facilitating the paperwork.

SSEBE’s Renege policy

Renege – (verb) To go back on a promise, undertaking, or contract.  Students should never accept a job with the intention of turning it down if “something better” comes along. Not only is it inconsiderate and unprofessional, but it also reflects poorly on Arizona State University and might negatively impact future ASU student opportunities with that employer. Also, employers communicate with each other and you will likely damage your reputation.

After you have given your decision careful consideration and accepted an offer, stop looking. Inform other employers who have extended offers that you have accepted another position. Don’t accept additional interviews or job solicitations. Please refer to NACE’s Playing Fair…Your Rights and Responsibilities as a Job Seeker to become familiar with Principles for Professional Practice.

Students who renege on a job offer will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Reneging is grounds for exclusion from CPT and requests for switching employers will not be considered or processed.

Academic Integrity Policy

Any student who has a sanctioned academic integrity violation is NOT eligible for counting the internship experience in their iPOS.  Also, students found to be misrepresenting circumstances regarding employment or knowingly misleading faculty and staff regarding employment will have not have their CPT paperwork processed.

Questions regarding internships please contact:

Matthew Eicher, PhD
Assistant Director, Student Development & Outreach
Arizona State University
Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering
School of Sustainable Engineering & the Built Environment

Office: 480.727.6474 | Email: [email protected]