Job & Internship Regulations

Federal regulations limit F-1 and J-1 student employment options.

Regulations for on-campus work

  • You may work up to 20 hours a week at an on-campus job while school is in session.
  • You may work full-time at an on-campus job during holiday breaks and the summer vacation.
  • On-campus authorization ends with the end date of your I-20 or DS-2019. After this, you will need additional authorization such as OPT or AT.

Regulations for off-campus work

Regulations vary depending on your visa status

Off-campus work requires prior authorization

Refrain from working off-campus without prior approval and authorization from the IO.

To attain authorization, please review our student employment information and then meet with an advisor to discuss your options.