On-Campus Employment

On-campus employment is defined as physically on the campus of NC State University and paid through the NC State University Payroll office. This excludes private companies on Centennial campus, private tutoring, or other services provided to students or faculty even if the activity takes place on campus. 

There are many departments on campus that hire students. The most productive method to finding an on campus job is to go to the different departments and simply ask if they have any student positions open. The University Career Center web page also offers information about on campus jobs.

Once hired, international students must make an appointment with the International Employment & Taxation  to complete a tax assessment. A tax assessment is a requirement of your employment and must be completed prior to you receiving your first paycheck.

In order to accept salary or wage payment from U.S.-based source, it is necessary to obtain a Social Security Number

On campus employment for F-1 students

F-1 students do not need any written authorization from OIS to engage in casual part-time (not to exceed 20 hours per week) employment on campus when it is “incident” to their status and they are maintaining their lawful F-1 status. F-1 and J-1 students are considered to be working 20 hours a week on campus if they hold a half time teaching/research assistantship. Additional appointments, supplemental pay, or additional pay for hours worked beyond the 20 hour per week maximum will violate a student’s immigration status.On-campus employment can be full-time during Summer for students who plan to enroll for the fall semester and as long as the employment begins after the graduation date for the spring semester and ends prior to the first day of classes for the fall semester. Employment may not result in a delay of program completion (with a need to request a program extension), loss of good academic standing, loss of full-time enrollment, etc. OIS does not approve or certify on-campus employment for students in F-1 status.

On campus employment for J-1 students

J-1 students DO need specific written employment authorization from their J-1 program sponsor. Students whose program sponsor is OIS can easily request employment authorization in one year increments by submitting the J-1 Student Employment Authorization Request Form. F-1 and J-1 students are considered to be working 20 hours a week on campus if they hold a half time teaching/research assistantship. Additional appointments, supplemental pay, or additional pay for hours worked beyond the 20 hour per week maximum during the Spring or Fall will violate a student’s immigration status. On-campus employment can be full-time during Summer for students who plan to enroll for the fall semester and as long as the employment begins after the graduation date for the spring semester and ends prior to the first day of classes for the fall semester. Employment may not result in a delay of program completion (with a need to request a program extension), loss of good academic standing, loss of full-time enrollment, etc.