J-1 employment benefits are available to students who have maintained active and lawful J-1 student status and meet the following basic eligibility requirements:
Students should not work without prior authorization from either the OISS or their sponsoring agency. Failure to obtain prior authorization constitutes a serious violation of U.S. immigration regulations.
J-1 students are eligible for the following employment options and can explore our website for further information.
NOTE: The information on this web site is intended for J-1 students sponsored by Teachers College. J-1 students may be sponsored either by Teachers College's Exchange Visitor Program or by an external organization, such as the Institute of International Education (IIE), LASPAU, or AMIDEAST. If you are a J-1 student sponsored by an external organization, you must contact your sponsor to request information about your employment benefits and/or authorization for any specific job offer. Even though you are enrolled as a Teachers College student, authorization for employment (including on-campus employment) is granted by your visa sponsor, not by Teachers College.