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F1 & J1 Employment

Gaining work experience can be an important part of your academic program at Boise State University. You have many opportunities to be employed during your time in F-1 or J-1 status, including on-campus work and off-campus academic internships.

All work off-campus requires prior work authorization and must be directly related to your field of study.

F1 Employment Options

It is important to remember that working without the right authorization is a serious violation of your student visa status. It is your responsibility to comply with all regulations that apply to F-1 and J-1 students.

If you have any questions about work authorization then please contact International Student Services in the Center for Global Education (internationalinfo@boisestate.edu).

Curricular Practical Training (CPT)

Academic Internships

Optional Practical Training (OPT)

Work after graduation

J1 Employment Options

Employment can be a great way to enrich your student exchange experience. You must have prior authorization through the Center for Global Education before you can start working.

J1 Academic Training

Off-campus

Job Search Resources

The Career Center at Boise State University is available to help you explore your career options, make a career plan, gain experience and have a successful job search.

Visit the Career Center