UCI International Center

On Campus Employment

Section 1

On-Campus Employment

F-1 and J-1 students may work on-campus at UCI. Immigration regulations allow you to work up to  20 hours per week during the quarter. Full time [anything more than 20 hours a week] is allowed during vacation periods. You must have a valid visa document (I-20 or DS-2019) and must be maintaining your visa status. 

The Department of State requires that J-1 students receive approval from their program sponsor in order to be employed at UCI. If your DS-2019 was issued by UCI, you will need to complete the J-1 Student On-Campus Employment Authorization Request form and submit it to the International Center.  If your DS-2019 was issued by another agency, you will need to contact them directly about receiving and/or reporting on-campus employment to them.

F-1 students are not required to get approval from the International Center in order to work on-campus. In some instances you may have On-Campus Employment at an Off-Campus Site, please schedule an appointment with an student advisor at the International Center for more information and requirements.

You will complete hiring paperwork with your hiring unit. Please follow their instructions on this paperwork.