F-1 and J-1 Student Employment

On Campus Employment

Students on the F-1 visa are generally permitted to work on campus. The work is limited to 20 hours per week while school is in session or full time during official breaks and vacation periods. 

There are two types of student worker positions on campus - federal and state. International students who are here on a visa are only allowed to work under state student worker positions. 

To search for on campus positions, you must access the Student Employment Network

Once you have found a position, you will need to obtain a Work Study packet from the Work Study Office. They are located on North Campus in the Financial Aid Building. 

You will then need to request an on campus Work Permit through the Online Student Request Form. We will then issue you a work permit for you to return to the Work Study office along with your completed Work Study packet. 

A letter will also be issued for you to bring to the Social Security Office if you do not already have a Social Security Number. To request a letter for the Social Security Office, please use the Online Request Form.