Employment: On & Off Campus

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    This summer, Sharon Hwang, a senior human rights and international relations double major (left), and Molly Rockett, a junior political science major, participated in internships spearheaded by UConn alumni in the nation’s capital, Washington D.C. ( Samantha Ruggieri '14 (CLAS)/UConn Photo)
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    UConn students working with students in a barrio school during an international service learning program.

Working on-campus is a great way to meet other UConn students, learn about US culture, practice your English and earn a little money.
Both F-1 and J-1** students are allowed to work on-campus.

** J-1 students MUST receive employment authorization from International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS) office before starting their on-campus job. See details below:

Student Employment – Job Search J1 Student Sample Employment Offer Letter UConn Payroll
Student Employment – Employment Guide Sample F-1 On Campus Employment Offer Letter J1 Student Employment Approval Request Form
F-1/J-1 International Student Attestation to SSN Letter Request

-International students may be employed by UConn in on-campus positions, excluding work study positions. During the fall and spring semesters, as well as summer term if you are completing your degree at the end of the summer, international students may work up to twenty (20) hours per week in all jobs combined (including graduate assistantships). If student has multiple on-campus jobs the combined hours may not be more than twenty (20) per week.

**Note: Not all student labor positions listed in the Student Employment Office’s website (“Student Employment – Job Search” link above) are not considered to be on-campus jobs from the immigration perspective.  Those may appear on the website as courtesy postings for affiliates.  Please confirm with an ISSS advisor whether or not a position you intend to apply is indeed an on-campus job.

– International students may work full-time up to forty (40) hours per week when school is not in session. This includes during winter intersession, thanksgiving and spring breaks, and summer term.**Exception: Students completing their degree during summer term may NOT work full-time and are limited to only 20 hours per week.

– Graduate students who are enrolling in GRAD 5998/6998 (formerly GRAD 398/498) and GRAD 5999/6999 (formerly GRAD 399/499) must be involved in academic work for credit related to a degree program to be eligible to work on the student payroll. For more information on Student Labor policies please visit the Student Employment – Employment Guide

– After getting a job on campus you may NOT begin working until your payroll authorization has been approved by the payroll office. You must make an appointment with Ellen Lowe (860-486-6915/ ellen.lowe@uconn.edu) to fill out the I-9 form and review other required tax documentation before you start your on-campus job. **J-1 students must get work authorization from ISSS before making an appointment with payroll. See information below:

J-1 Student Work Authorization: J-1 students MUST receive written employment authorization from ISSS before starting their on-campus job.