F-1 students are generally permitted to work part-time on premises of the school that issued their currently valid I-20, while they are attending that school and maintaining their F-1 status. On-campus employment is "incident to status", and does not require special authorization. On-campus employment is limited to 20 hours per week while school is in session, but can be full-time during official school breaks (Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer breaks).
J-1 students are permitted to work part time on the premises of the school that issued their currently valid DS-2019, while they are attending school and maintaining their J-1 status. However, J-1 students MUST HAVE APROVAL their international student advisor in order to work on campus. If your DS-2019 is issued by Princeton University, you must contact the Davis International Center to request on-campus employment permission. To request employment permission, please submit the following information to firstname.lastname@example.org:Your first name: Your last name: Employer's name (e.g., Physics Department): Employer's full address: Job title: Employment start date: Employment end date: Number of work hours per week (20 hours a week is the maximum):
If your DS-2019 is issued by another organization (e.g., IIE), please contact that organization for information about employment authorization.
F-1/J-1 students at Princeton are permitted the following types of on-campus employment:
• Employment by Princeton
Work performed on campus in a student's academic department, the library, the computer center, or the housing office is acceptable. Work required by a scholarship, a fellowship, or an assistantship is also acceptable. Graduate students should note, however, that employment (other than an assistantship) is considered incompatible with full-time graduate studies. If students and their departments judge that part-time employment is both manageable and necessary, the student may be employed on campus.
• Other Employment on Princeton Premises
Work performed on campus (on Princeton's premises) for an outside contractor or firm may be considered on-campus employment ONLY if the employer provides direct services (bookstore, dining services, etc.) to students. The regulations state that employment with on-site commercial firms, such as a construction company building a school building, which do not provide direct student services is not deemed on-campus employment.