Disclaimer: The contents in this section are based on current immigration regulations and USC policies. Non-USC students should consult with the international student advisors at their institutions.
United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) provide a variety of opportunities for F-1 and J-1 international students to be employed in the United States. Students must first seek approval for the appropriate work authorization type. Working without proper authorization is a serious violation of the F-1 and J-1 student status. Please use the navigation links to learn more about each type of work authorization.
For career related resources, visit the USC Career Center.
Click the links below for more information.
- On-Campus Employment
- Curricular Practical Training (CPT)
- Optional Practical Training (OPT) – Pre-completion, post-completion, and STEM OPT Extension
Questions? Contact OIS.