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Student Employment Authorization

A benefit of your Student (F-1) or Exchange Visitor (J-1) visa status is the eligibility to seek employment, both on- and off-campus. It is relatively easy to start working on campus as you, most likely, will be eligible as soon as you check-in with ISSS. There are three types of employment options for students in F-1 status and two for exchange visitors in J-1 status, which are listed below. Click on the links to learn more about the employment option and the specific details of each.

On-Campus Employment for F-1 students and J-1 exchange visitors

Curricular Practical Training (CPT) for students F-1 visa status

Optional Practical Training (OPT) for students F-1 visa status

STEM OPT Extension for F-1 students in certain fields of study

Academic Training (AT) for J-1 exchange visitors

 International students who want to learn more about searching for employment and working in the U.S. may want to review the resources below.  We encourage students to tap into resources available in the Center for Careers & Internships (CCI) as you prepare to pursue internships, post-graduation employment, and other opportunities.




Updated November 2019

International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS)

Service Building - Second Floor
14 Old Chapel Road
Middlebury College
Middlebury, VT 05753
Phone: 802 443-5858