Hinckley Institute

Home Dreamers & International Students


The Hinckley Institute works with the Dream Center to ensure that students with varying statuses can participate in our local, legislative, and national internship programs. Through H.B.144 and S.B. 253, Dreamers are eligible to complete Hinckley internships and receive academic credit for their work. If you have further questions, please contact Xris Macias, Director of the Dream Center: xris.macias@utah.edu



International students with F1 visas may be eligible to participate in Hinckley internships if approved for CPT (Curricular Practical Training).

After completing an internship application and interview with the Hinckley Institute, students should apply for CPT through the ISSS (International Student and Scholar Services) office via UAtlas. If approved, students will receive an updated I-20 authorizing the period of CPT. The CPT application processing time is two weeks and must be approved before starting an internship. A part of the CPT application is getting approval from a student’s academic advisor; therefore, we would suggest discussing the internship opportunity with your academic advisor before applying for CPT.

For full information on CPT, please read through the ISSS CPT Policy Guide. For further questions, you can email ISSS at international@utah.edu or call 801-581-8876.