On-Campus Employment

F-1 and J-1 international students sponsored by Rutgers have permission to work on-campus while pursuing their studies and maintaining their legal status. However, international students working on the New Brunswick campus must obtain an International Payroll Form from Rutgers Global–International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) to give to their on-campus employer before beginning work. On-campus employment is limited to 20 hours per week when school is in session but may be unlimited during official vacation periods.

Examples of on-campus employment at Rutgers include:

  • Graduate and teaching assistantships
  • Fellowships
  • Employment with a department, office, or unit at Rutgers
  • Employment with an outside company located on campus that provides direct services to students (such as a fast food establishment or bookstore)

If you are unsure if a position qualifies as on-campus employment, please consult with an international student adviser Rutgers Global–International Student and Scholar Services before accepting employment.

Steps for F-1 Students

1. Complete the online On-Campus Employment Workshop via the RGlobal portal (under Workshops in the left-hand menu).

  • You will need to complete this workshop before moving on to step 2 and 3 below.

2. Submit your online request for the International Payroll Form (via RGlobal portal)

  • This is to give to your on-campus employer to support them in adding you to the Rutgers payroll system.

3. If you need a Social Security Number, first complete the On-Campus Employment Verification Letter with your on-campus employer. This letter must include an original, wet signature from your employer. Then submit your online request for the Social Security Letter (via RGlobal portal).

4. Once you have a social security number, be sure to update Rutgers with it for your on-campus employment tax and W-9 purposes. You can update it here.

Authorization for on-campus employment for F-1 students is automatically terminated once a student completes his or her degree requirements.

Steps for J-1 Students

1.Complete the online On-Campus Employment Workshop via the RGlobal portal (under Workshops in the left-hand menu).

2. J-1 students must report all on-campus employment to ISSS so we can update your SEVIS record with each employment opportunity. Complete the Employment Verification and Payroll Form for J-1 Students with your on-campus employer. This form must include an original, wet signature from your employer. Then submit it in the International Payroll Form request (via RGlobal portal)​​​​

3. If you need a Social Security Number submit your online request for the Social Security Letter (via RGlobal portal).

4. Once you have a social security number, be sure to update Rutgers with it for your on-campus employment tax and W-9 purposes. You can update it here.

Important: On-campus employment for J-1 students is only authorized during the time stated on the Employment Verification and Payroll Form for J-1 Students. J-1 students must submit an updated Employment Verification and Payroll Form for J-1 Students online through the RGlobal portal every time they change, add or extend a job on campus. Please submit an International Payroll Form Request when you have a new employment on campus

Resources

Please note: The following resources are not available to RBHS students.

On-Campus Jobs Tips Sheet (University Career Services) >

University Career Services International Student Resources >

Social Security >