International students on an F-1 or J-1 visa are eligible for on-campus employment. F-1 students may start their position as soon as they have completed the necessary student employment paperwork. J-1 students MUST have prior approval from ISSSand a new DS-2019 issued before starting campus employment or you may be considered out of status with your visa.
If you are hired for an on-campus position and do not have a social security number, please return to the ISSS main page and select "Request a Letter". Complete the letter request form for a social security number. This form will generate a request automatically to ISSS and student employment to create the two necessary letters required by the social security office. Please allow at least 3 days for your request to be processed. Once your letter is completed, ISSS will inform you of the documents needed to apply and how to obtain your 2nd letter from the Student Employment Office.
To work on-campus, a student must be enrolled as a full-time student, and be in good status; a student can begin working when they arrive at Columbia their freshman year.
Must be in-status with their student visa.
You can work in more than one position for up to a total of 20 hours per week while classes are in session and up to 25 hours per week when classes are not in session and during the summer semester.
Please address any international student employment questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You must enroll for at least 12 hours if undergraduate, 9 hours if graduate.
Have at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA.
Have current and valid identity documents (e.g. passport, F-1 or J-1Visa, I-94, and I-20).