F-1 international students are only eligible to seek employment under very limited circumstances. Students may not begin any type of employment without prior work authorization. This section covers the various types of employment eligibility students may seek while in F-1 international student status.
What Employers Should Know About Hiring International Students (PDF, 160KB) (NAFSA resources)
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Last Updated: June 2020
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