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I am an international Ph.D. student with F1 status. I'm wondering is it possible to simultaneously work as Research Assistant (20 hours/week, on-campus) and also work on part-time CPT (2 hours/week, off-campus), i.e., in total, 22 hours per week, during the academic year (Fall, Winter, and Spring terms)? I will take courses for the part-time CPT work.

I have asked this question from the international office of our university and they answered there is no problem with this. I have also found this website which indicates it is possible.

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  • Is this CPT thing a paid or unpaid internship?
    – nick012000
    Dec 19 '20 at 8:46
  • It is a paid internship. Dec 19 '20 at 10:07

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