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International Student Employment

On-Campus Employment

  • F-1 students are only authorized to work on-campus for up to an accumulative 20 hours/week while school is in session and can work up to 40 hours/week during vacation periods.
    *Note: You must keep track of your own hours. The student employment office and international student services will not monitor this for you.
  • For detailed information about eligibility, where you can work, and what documentation is required, read our On-Campus Employment page.

Off-Campus Work

  • Any "off-campus work" requires advising and/or authorization from international student services prior to the first day of work.
  • "Off-campus work" includes any paid work, paid internships, unpaid internships, volunteering, and any compensation-based pursuits (compensation includes but is not limited to training, experience, academic credit, paid travel/food, etc.); even activities done as CEL-2 or obtained through CORC, CPSC, CYL, or any other campus office may count as an off-campus work or volunteer activity.
  • Think of it this way: If you are leaving campus (or have connected with someone/an organization that you will continue to be associated with through phone, email, or other means of distance-based communication) in order to participate in an activity wherein any of the following apply: title; duties; responsibility for the completion of tasks; reporting to some kind of off-campus supervisor that oversees the completion of your activities; and/or are planning on including this activity/opportunity in either your resume or transcripts, you must speak with staff in international student services first to see if you need authorization, and if so, apply accordingly.
  • Curricular Practical Training (CPT)
  • Optional Practical Training (OPT)

Social Security Number (SSN)

  • In order to receive payment for any work done you must at least need to have applied for a SSN.
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