On-Campus Employment

Got an on-campus job or want to learn more about if you can work at NYU? Review the information based on your F-1 or J-1 status for all the needed details.

F-1 Students

F-1 Students can work on-campus if you:

  • are a full-time student in an NYU degree program
  • have a valid, unexpired I-20 from NYU
  • have a valid, unexpired passport
  • have an I-94 record indicating you are in F-1 status

There is no "waiting period" before you are allowed to accept an on-campus job. You must have a Social Security number before you can be paid. Find out how to apply for a Social Security Number if you don't already have one.

J-1 Students

J-1 Students can work on-campus if you:

  • have a valid, unexpired DS-2019 from NYU (NYU is listed as the program sponsor in item 2 of your DS-2019)
  • are a full-time student
  • have a valid, unexpired passport
  • have an I-94 record that indicates you are in J-1 status
  • have a letter from your on-campus employer that states:
    • your employer name and address
    • the number of hours you will work per week
    • the begin and end dates of your employment
    • the type of employment (for example, adjunct instructor or hourly student worker)

    Before beginning work on-campus, you must bring all these items to the OGS during advising hours for review by an advisor. Once we authorize your employment and you get a J-1 on-campus employment letter, you may then begin to work.

    If you change jobs, you must submit an updated employment offer letter to the OGS. You must have a Social Security Number before you can be paid.

    Find out how to apply for a Social Security Number if you don't already have one.

Requirements

If you are an F-1 student and you meet all of the criteria above, you do NOT need to obtain specific authorization from the OGS. Speak to your hiring department's administrator to complete the necessary forms. If you are a J-1 student, you must get authorization from the OGS for on-campus work.

You can work a maximum of 20 hrs/week during Fall or Spring semesters. During the summer and winter break periods, you can work over 20 hours per week. Some NYU teaching positions (e.g., Code 102 Instructors) are considered "full-time" and therefore are not available to international students as on-campus employment.

Your employment may take place at any NYU office or department, or a commercial firm located at NYU that provides direct services to students (e.g., the NYU bookstore). On-campus employment also includes graduate assistantships or teaching as an adjunct at NYU.

For Ph.D. students

In certain circumstances on-campus employment may include off-campus (non-NYU) sites under "extended" on-campus employment. This applies if you are working at a non-NYU site but you are being paid through a research grant or contractual agreement between your academic Academic Department / Program and an outside firm or organization. The research project must be directly related to your studies and appropriate to your degree level, and your work must be supervised by your academic advisor.