On-campus employment takes place on the school's premises. If you are applying for a job on campus and you learn that an entity other than the University is going to pay you, please check with an International Student Advisor before accepting the job.
NOTE: Due to the cancellation of Spring Break 2021, F-1 students must adhere to the 20 hours per week limit during the entire Spring 2021 semester.
NOTE: These instructions are only for ISU sponsored J-1 students. If you are sponsored by an outside organization (e.g. Fulbright, SACM, World Learning, etc.) then you must contact your sponsor for information on how to request work authorization.
NOTE: Due to the cancellation of Spring Break 2021, J-1 students must adhere to the 20 hours per week limit during the entire Spring 2021 semester.
You can view all current postings for student employment and graduate assistantships. You can also inquire in-person about employment opportunities. Some of the top locations on campus that hire student workers include the following:
Here are next steps after accepting a job offer.
All new employees must complete an I-9 form. The purpose of this form is to verify your identity and that you have proper authorization to work. You will fill this form out at Human Resources in the Nelson Smith Building Room 101. Make sure to bring: your passport, I-20/DS 2019, I-94, and Social Security card (if you have one).
If you don't already have one, you will need to be issued a Social Security Number (SSN) soon after beginning employment. Please visit the Social Security section of our website for further details.
You will receive tax documents in January for the purpose of filing your taxes by April 15th. If you have any questions, please contact the Tax Specialist at TaxSpecialist_ColleaguePayroll@ilstu.edu or (309) 438-7677.
Working off campus is not permitted without specific permission from the International Student and Scholar Services or from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.