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International Student Services

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On Campus Employment

While you are a student at USC, you may find that you want to pursue on-campus employment, either to supplement your academics or your income, or both. If you want a graduate assistantship, check first with your academic department. If you want a general on-campus job, check out the Career Center's Part Time Jobs page or the Handshake jobs platform.

F-1 Students

You can pursue on-campus employment for up to 20 hours per week during the school year, and for up to 40 hours per week during summer and winter breaks. Your passport and I-20 must remain valid for the entire duration of your on-campus employment.

 

J-1 Students

You are welcome to work on-campus during your time as a USC student for up to 20 hours per week during the school year, and for up to 40 hours per week during summer and winter breaks. You must obtain a permission letter from your program sponsor to work (in most cases, this letter comes from the International Student Services Office). You also must complete the J-1 On Campus Employment Report Form. Your passport and DS-2019 must remain valid for the entire duration of your on-campus employment.


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