This type of employment authorization is for F-1 students who have been offered an internship with a recognized international organization. Such organizations include the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, the Organization of American States, and others. See a complete list of government designated international organizations.
Please allow up to 10 days for processing time.
Wait until you've received your updated I-20, then apply for International Organization employment authorization by mailing the following to the USCIS:
For those residing in New York, New Jersey or Connecticut, the address for express mailing through FedEx or UPS is:
2501 S. State Hwy, 121 Business
Lewisville, TX 75067
If you use an address in a different part of the US, please speak with an OGS advisor to find out the appropriate USCIS mailing address.
Once you are authorized for work with an international organization, you mustapply for a Social Security Number to get paid, if you don't already have one.
USCIS routinely takes up to 90 days to process this type of application. Approval is NOT guaranteed, and you may not begin employment unless you have received written approval from the USCIS. If approved, you will receive an Employment Authorization Document (EAD) from the USCIS granting you permission to work off-campus.