On-Campus Employment Authorization For
MSUB Sponsored J-1 Students
Information for MSUB employing departments and MSUB sponsored J-1 International Students:
Procedure for Yearly Written Authorization for On-Campus Employment
J-1 students must have authorization from the program sponsor that issued their Form DS-2019 in order to work
on campus. This employment authorization is for a specific job at a specific location on campus, and must be
renewed every year, or for every new on-campus job. [22 C.F.R. § 62.23(g)(2)(iv)].
Authority cite 22 C.F.R. § 62.23(g) – Student Employment
Student Exchange Visitors may engage in part-time employment when the following criteria and conditions are
(1) The student employment:
(i) Is pursuant to the terms of a scholarship, fellowship, or assistantship;
(ii) Occurs on the premises of the post-secondary accredited educational institution the visitor is
authorized to attend;
(2) Student Exchange Visitors may engage in employment as described above if the:
(i) Student is in good academic standing at the post-secondary accredited educational institution;
(ii) Student continues to engage in a full course of study, except for official school breaks and the
student's annual vacation;
(iii) Employment totals no more than 20 hours per week, except during official school breaks and the
student's annual vacation, when it may be full time; and
(iv) The Responsible Officer has approved the specific employment in advance and in writing. Such
approval may be valid up to twelve months, but is automatically withdrawn if the student's program is
All MSUB sponsored J-1 students working on-campus must follow the instructions on the authorization form on
the second page of this document. The employing department should verify the student’s on-campus
employment position in Section I, and the International Office will then sign the written authorization in Section 2
and report the employment authorization to the Department of State through the SEVIS system.
The employment authorization will be valid for twelve months from the employment start date or through the
DS-2019 program end date, whichever is earlier. J-1 students must obtain a new authorization for each
additional year of employment or if they change jobs.
J-1 students should keep the signed employment authorization forms in their permanent records as evidence
that they obtained the required employment authorization.
This procedure does not apply to J-1 students on Academic Training, J-1 students sponsored by other
organizations such as Fulbright (IIE), J-1 students who have completed their academic programs, or F-1
students. J-1 students who have completed their academic programs are no longer eligible for on-campus
employment unless they have obtained employment authorization based on academic training. J-1 students
sponsored by other organizations should request on-campus employment authorization from their J-1 sponsors.
If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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