All F-1 degree seeking students may work on campus without prior approval from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Eligible F-1 students should take the following steps in seeking on-campus employment:
F-1 On-Campus Employment:
- Most students are able to find on-campus employment through the student employment listings. Refer to the Online Job Listings page for a list of available job opportunities. When you are offered and have accepted a job, go to step 2.
- After you accept an on-campus job, you will receive an email from USFWorks with instructions to complete the required onboarding tasks, including USCIS Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. Once you have completed section 1 of the I-9, bring your original (hard copy) supporting documents (your unexpired passport, most recent I-94, and current U.S. Visa) to the Student Employment Office, Lone Mountain, 2nd Floor. This step must be completed before you begin working.
- An automatic confirmation, or “Work Clearance”, email will be sent to you and your manager once your I-9 and onboarding are complete. This email verifies your employment eligibility and provides information about navigating Workday and employment policies such as timesheets, pay dates, sick leave, break and mealtimes.
- Have your employer complete the Student Employment Confirmation Letter (available for download on the ISSS website) Submit an on-campus employment request via MyISSS so an advisor can sign it. Once you have downloaded the completed form from ISSS, you are ready to apply for a Social Security Number (SSN). See "How to apply for a Social Security Number" for more information.
Review the following checklist to help you through the Student Employment process:
Jobs are sometimes prioritized for “Work Study” students; international students are not eligible for Work Study designation since the program is funded through the United States government.
Student Employment limits on-campus employment work hours. Students may work part-time (up to 20 hours per week) on campus while classes are in session. Student assistant-ships are considered on-campus employment and are also limited to 20 hours per week. During the Summer period and Intersession, students may work on campus up to 35 hours per week if enrolling in classes the following term. Students may also work up to 35 hours per week during Spring Break.