On Campus Employment
Employment is any type of work performed or services provided in exchange for money, tuition, fees, books, supplies, room or for any other benefit or compensation. J-1 students are required to have authorization from VIS for all types of employment. If employed without proper authorization, the student will have violated their J-1 status which may jeopardize their ability to remain in or reenter the U.S.
What is Considered On-Campus Employment?
This means that you are employed by SBU and work on SBU premises.
For example: Work at administrative offices, work as a teaching/research assistant, work at the library, etc.
Work performed on a campus location for a commercial firm providing direct services to students.
For example: Work at Culinart locations on campus (Starbucks, the dining hall, etc.)
Employment at an off-campus location is allowed ONLY IF it is educationally affiliated with SBU.
The educational affiliation must be associated with your academic department's established curriculum or related to contractually funded projects at the post-graduate level, and be an integral part of your educational program. If you are not sure whether the employment opportunity would meet the definition of “on-campus” employment, please meet with your VIS Advisor before engaging in the activity.
For example: Cold Spring Habor Laboratory; Brookhaven National Laboratory
In order to be eligible for on-campus employment you must meet the following requirements:
- Be enrolled full-time and maintaining a sufficient GPA (3.0 or higher for Graduates / 2.0 or higher for Undergraduates)
- Proposed employment totals no more than 20 hours per week, except during official school breaks
- Passport will be valid for the next 6 months
You are allowed to work:
- Part-time (20 hours per week or less) during the Fall and Spring semesters
- Full-time (more than 20 hours per week) during Summer, Spring break, and Winter break