Off-Campus Research Assistantship

Off-Campus Research Assistantship

An off-campus research assistantship is defined as physically off-campus of NC State University and paid through the NC State University Payroll office.

Students at the graduate level can be permitted to work at an off-campus location if the employer is educationally affiliated with NC State. This educational affiliation must be associated with the university’s established curriculum or be related to contractually funded research projects at the graduate level – in any case, the employment must be an integral part of the student’s degree program and payments must come through NC State payroll.

An off-campus assistantship is different from off-campus employment.

Off-campus employment – and services provided to companies where payment comes from an off-campus source – must be authorized in advance in the form of OPT or CPT (for F-1) and Academic Training (for J-1).