On-Campus Employment Information for Faculty and Staff

The majority of USF international students in a degree program (graduate or undergraduate) are able to work on-campus. On-campus employment is defined by a student being paid by USF and working at third party vendors that are located on the USF campus, these include the dining service and the bookstore. International students are able to work a maximum of 20 hours per week during required terms, and over 20 hours per week during vacation terms.

Basic Procedure for Hiring an International Student: F-1 and J-1 international students are able to be hired and begin work without a Social Security Number

  1. However, J-1 students need to be cleared through the ISSS office in addition to Student Employment before they can begin working.
  2. Once a supervisor has received the completed Work Clearance form, which the student gets from Student Employment in the Student Enrollment Services Office, the supervisor can hire the student and start paying them.
  3. If the student does not have a Social Security Number, they will have to apply for one and submitted a copy of their card to Student Employment within 45 days of beginning work.
  4. The supervisor will need to complete the Work Authorization form that is part of the Social Security application for international students with on-campus jobs (see below).

On-Campus supervisors can download and complete the work authorization form below to assist students in applying for a Social Security card. Be sure to print it on letterhead and sign it.