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International Students - Employment

Many students choose to work on-campus while studying at UMaine.  F-1 and J-1* students are allowed to work 20 hours per week during the fall and spring semesters and full-time during winter and summer breaks. 

Graduate students

Please note that students with Graduate, Teaching or Research assistantships cannot have additional employment because of immigration regulations.

On-campus

To explore employment opportunities on campus please visit the Student Employment website.  Please note that international students are not eligible to accept any positions designated as “Work-Study”.

* J-1 students sponsored by the University of Maine must obtain special permission by ISSS staff to work on campus.  Complete the J-1 work authorization form and return it to OIP.

Off-campus

Regular off-campus employment is specifically prohibited for students in F-1 or J-1 status.

OPT & CPT Employment

Information coming soon.

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Last Modified On August 8, 2013


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