Employment Information for International Students
International students are permitted to work on‐campus up to 20 hours per week during fall and spring terms, and up to 40 hours per week during vacation periods. You can learn about on-campus job opportunities through Wildcat Job Link by visiting the Career Services website www.career.arizona.edu. International students on J-1 visas must obtain special authorization to engage in on-campus employment.
All international students are prohibited from accepting employment off campus without proper authorization. Information describing the various types of off-campus work authorization for both F-1 and J-1 students is available at internationalstudents.arizona.edu. Engaging in unauthorized employment is a violation of your student status and can result in deportation proceedings.
Social Security Numbers
Student employees and graduate teaching or research assistants must apply for and obtain a Social Security Number (SSN). The SSN is a 9-digit number used to reference an employee in the University’s payroll system and also with the United States Internal Revenue Service. Representatives from the local Social Security Administration will be on campus during orientation to accept applications for a social security number (SSN). In order to receive an application for a SSN, you must be in good status and provide an employment offer letter for on-campus employment. You will then be given a work authorization letter from ISPS to present to the Social Security Representatives along with the following documents: form I-20 or DS-2019, a valid passport, I-94 card.