Some F-1 students are eligible for practical training. There are two types of F-1 practical training:
Update 1- Feb 8, 2021
Can students on OPT CPT work remotely during the COVID times. ICE says yes. See from page 12 on of this FAQ released by the govt.
A careful review of these appropriate conditions leads to the inescapable conclusion that very little has really changed.
The new rule regulating the Optional Practical Training (OPT) program for F-1 students with degrees in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM), becomes effective on May 10, 2016.