Employment in the US

On-Campus Employment

International Students may work up to 20 hours a week while taking classes. Many jobs do not require previous experience. Check out Handshake to start browsing campus jobs.

Some positions require a work-study scholarship award. Find out if you have work-study through your financial aid award on DuckWeb. Learn more about work-study through our FAQ and International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) Scholarships.

Off-Campus Employment

International Students may work off campus in specific situations and only with prior approval from ISSS. It takes time to find a suitable job or internship. We encourage you to start building experience while in the U.S. Students may need to explain their student visa work authorization and employment options to employers as not all U.S. employers are experienced in hiring international candidates. For help with this, check out the resources below and contact  ISSS.

Job Search Resources


Review international job postings, city-specific job information, and companies in the U.S. that have experience hiring international students.

For students off-campus, you can access GoinGlobal via Handshake under Career Center/Resources.


This guide allows users to search for companies with foreign offices in the U.S. and vice versa. Use this resource to find companies with an international background.

International Student and Scholar Services

International Student and Scholar Services provides support to more than 3,000 international students through academic and social programs, student orientation, visa and immigration help, and more. From ExplOregon and the International Peer Mentor Program to the International Student Advisory Board and Friendship Foundation, we are here to help you make the most of your experience at the UO.