F-1 Student Employment

F-1 Student Employment

There are multiple employment options available to F-1 students.

On-Campus

F-1 students are eligible to work on-campus as long as you are maintaining your immigration status.  Employment is limited to a total of 20-hours per week (including assistantships) while school is in session, and 20+ hours per week during vacation periods (i.e. Thanksgiving Break, Winter Break, Spring Break, Summer). Remember to Apply for your Social Security Number (SSN) and complete I-9 paperwork with Human Resources. Employment of an academic nature (teaching, research, etc.) at one of the Five Colleges (Smith College, Mt. Holyoke College, Amherst College and Hampshire College) is generally considered “on-campus employment.” Please contact your IPO advisor for more information on F-1 student employment at one of the 5 College campuses.

By Kim Figueroa
Kim Figueroa Career Coach Kim Figueroa