Job Acceptance/Placement

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Congratulations! You’ve gotten an internship offer! What is the next step?

Carefully consider any offers you receive prior to accepting one. Once you accept an offer in any way, including verbally, the Career Center will expect you to honor your commitment. If you need more information before accepting, ask the employer further questions and talk over the offer with your career development advisor. Be aware of deadlines that employers may give you for accepting an offer

You will need a written offer letter from the company prior to registering your job with Georgia Tech.

Placement Procedure

  1.  Enter the placement information about your internship in the Experiential Learning Information form. From the menu of the left side of the Home page in CareerBuzz -  select “Experiential Learning”. (On the next screen, click "Add New Experience" and complete the requested fields.) You must complete a new placement form prior to EACH new work term. In planning the beginning and end dates of work with your employer, remember that you must work at least 14 weeks during a fall or spring semester and at least 8 weeks during a summer semester.
  2. Attach a copy of your offer letter into your internship placement in the attachments section.
    International Students ONLY: Upload a signed and dated copy of your I-20 in your internship placement
  3. You are REQUIRED to watch the "Work Term Essentials" presentation (embedded in the Placement form in CareerBuzz) to have your placement information approved and to obtain a permit for the INTN course.You will be issued a permit for the INTN course only if you complete Steps 1-3 above.

  4. Housing cancellation (Housing Waiver) is available to students who are going to work as a co-op or intern, and had on-campus housing accommodations the immediate semester prior to the start of their co-op or internship.  The Housing Waiver can be obtained from a Career Development Advisor during drop-ins or via email.

Special Instructions for Interns with F-1 Visas

To use Optional Practical Training (OPT)* students must attend an OPT session hosted by the Office of International Education (OIE) before applying for OPT. Session information can be found at HERE.

*Turn-around time is typically up to four months for OPT.  Check with OIE for exact timelines.  International Students on F-1 visas may only work during the summer term and must use their OPT.  International students must provide their intern advisor with a copy of their EAD Card BEFORE beginning their internship.

CPT authorization can begin prior to the start of the term but will not go beyond the term end date. (No Exceptions) 

All CPT requests must be submitted via iStart by Career Center no later than 12:00pm the Friday before classes begin.