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J-1 S tudent E mployment. Director Wesley Young International Student Advisors Marie Manlapaz Virag Nikolics Alice Rhee Student Services Support Linda Heckert . Overview. International Students in J-1 status have limited work authorization available. On-campus employment

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j 1 s tudent e mployment

J-1Student Employment

Director

Wesley Young

International Student Advisors

Marie Manlapaz

Virag Nikolics

Alice Rhee

Student Services Support

Linda Heckert

overview
Overview

International Students in J-1 status have limited work authorization available.

  • On-campus employment
  • Off-campus employment
on campus employment
On-campus Employment
  • Academic Year: Part-time

(no more than 20 hours per week)

  • Summer and official school breaks: Full-time
  • “On campus” = UC Davis Campus including UC Davis Extension and UC Davis Medical Center
  • SISS authorization is required for on-campus employment BEFORE the employment begins
on campus employment application process
On-Campus Employment Application Process
  • Complete a J-1 Student On-Campus Employment Application Form
  • Submit J-1 Student On-Campus Employment Application Form with job offer letter to SISS
  • SISS authorizes on-campus employment in 5 business days
off campus employment
Off-campus Employment
  • Academic Training
  • Economic Hardship

Work authorization is ALWAYS required BEFORE off-campus work begins

academic training
Academic Training
  • Work, training or experience related to field of study
  • Employer-specific = separate authorization for each training
  • Paid vs. unpaid academic training
  • Simultaneous or sequential academic training
  • Part-time employment = full-time academic training

Example:

Carolina works at 2 labs off campus for 3 months:

Lab 1 = 10 hours/week Lab 2 = 8 hours/week

2 separate academic training authorizations from SISS

Carolina has used 3 months of academic training

academic training timeline
Academic Training Timeline
  • Work authorization is required BEFORE employment begins
  • Eligible for immediate academic training with authorization from SISS
  • Post-completion academic training:

Employment must begin no later than 30 days after program completion.

Reminder: DS-2019 must be extended for academic training before DS-2019 expires.

length of academic training
Length of Academic Training

Undergraduate & Pre-doctoral training:

  • 18 months total OR
  • Length of program of study if less than 18 months

Example:

program of study is 9 months =

9 months of Academic Training

Postdoctoral Training:

  • 36 months total for postdoctoral assignments
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Unpaid Academic Training

  • May participate only during program of study
  • Approval of academic department andSISS
academic training application process
Academic Training Application Process
  • Schedule an appointment with your SISS Advisor
  • Request a recommendation letter from your department
  • Complete a J-1 Student Employment Approval form
  • Submit application to SISS
  • SISS issues academic training authorization
economic hardship
Economic Hardship
  • Proof of unforeseen financial circumstances after enrollment in school
  • Enrolled full-time and in good academic standing
  • Work is limited to 20 hours/week, full-time during official school breaks and vacations
  • Work does not need to be related to field of study
  • Authorization is granted by SISS or program sponsor

See your International Student Advisor at SISS!

frequently asked questions
Frequently Asked Questions

I really need a job. Can I work anywhere (restaurant, bookstore, etc.) in Davis with off-campus work authorization?

  • Academic Training: Employment must be directly related to your academic program at UC Davis
  • Economic Hardship: Employment can be anywhere, but authorization is limited

A:

frequently asked questions1
Frequently Asked Questions

I can’t find a job.Can SISS help me find employment?

SISS can help you with the following:

  • Information about your immigration status
  • Applying for off-campus work authorization
  • Referral to the Internship & Career Center

(located in South Hall)

A:

frequently asked questions2
Frequently Asked Questions

I’m a newly arrived student in the U.S. and I am finishing my

second quarter at UC Davis. Can I start working off-campus?

  • Yes, you can apply for academic training when you begin your academic program.
  • You should never begin to work off-campus without first contacting your International Student Advisor.

A:

frequently asked questions3
Frequently Asked Questions

Can I work more than 50% on campus during the academic year?

You may work only with additional work authorization from SISS. Please meet with your International Student Advisor if you are in this situation.

A:

frequently asked questions4
Frequently Asked Questions

My academic program at UC Davis is for 6 months. How long is my Academic Training?

You qualify for no more than 6 months of Academic Training.

I’m finished with my academic program. Can I still apply for Academic Training?

You must begin your Academic Training within 30 days of program completion. You have to apply for a DS-2019 extension before DS-2019 expiration date.

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contact us
Contact Us

Your International Student Advisor is assigned according to your last name.

Advisors’ Contact Information

Student Services Support

Linda Heckert

[email protected]

754-4792

A to GMarie Manlapaz

[email protected]

752-8997

H to L Alice Rhee

[email protected]

752-7874

M to ZVirag Nikolics

[email protected]

752-0866

Appointments can be made by calling

(530) 752-0864 Ext. 0

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