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Finding Internships and Jobs

Cornell Handshake

Handshake is managed by Cornell. This site allows you to find full-time job and internship postings targeted for Cornell students as well as on-campus interview opportunities. Use specific filters like “accept CPT/OPT” or “Will sponsor or doesn't require US work visa” to find opportunities that are friendly towards international students. Additionally, you can attend employer information sessions, career conversations, and career events (e.g., career fairs).

Jobs and Internships with Employers that accept CPT/OPT or are willing to sponsor (Preview)

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Additional Resources

The following job search resources may help you start to search internship or full-time job opportunities in the U.S. You can find more job search resources from the Resource Library

  • InterstrideFind job openings with U.S.-based international-friendly employers who have a demonstrated track-record of work visa sponsorship and CPT/OPT hiring. Workshops led by immigration experts help students to understand key information, including U.S. and Canadian work visas.

  • The world's largest student-focused internship site.
  • Global University China Career Union (GUCCU). A job portal for Cornell students who are considering working in China. Job descriptions written in Chinese usually indicate that employers are looking to hire Cornell Chinese students while job descriptions in English are often open to all Cornell students.
  • Student Employment. Find on-campus internship or part-time opportunities. Such opportunities are exclusively for Cornell students (both undergraduate and graduate students) and are maintained by the Office of Financial Aid and Student Employment.
  • LinkedIn. The top professional social networking site with hundreds of millions of users in the U.S. alone and reaching 200 countries and territories around the world.
  • and Enable you to search millions of job or internship opportunities from thousands of websites, job boards, newspapers, social networks, employer career pages, and professional associations. You can identify jobs of interest by keyword, location, job title, and employer name. You can also find internship or job opportunities in other countries in addition to the U.S.
  • Idealist. A nonprofit organization providing full-time job, internship, and volunteering opportunities in nonprofit, government, and education sectors.
  • An online platform for the global advisory and consulting industry. The website presents the latest news and trends in the sector, follows the developments and publications of consulting firms across 60+ industries and functional areas, and provides an overview of career opportunities for professionals interested in working in consulting.
  • AIESEC. A non-profit global platform for young people to explore and develop their leadership potential through global internships and volunteering opportunities.

Work Visa (H1B)

As an international student, you will need work visa sponsorship if you stay and work in the U.S. after the duration of your OPT. There are several online databases that provide information about the employers sponsoring H1B visas for international talents.    

  • The largest online portal for foreign workers seeking employment opportunities in the U.S., provides its annual reports for H1B visa sponsorships. You can track the sponsorship trends by employers, industry, job title, and occupations.