International Student & Scholars Office

On-Campus Job Information

Most on-campus jobs are based on federal work-study funding. Unfortunately, international students are not eligible for work study funded jobs.   Below is a list of on-campus departments that sometimes offer non-work study funded positions for which international students can apply.   

Regarding Social Security & On-Campus Jobs for International Students
You do not need to have a Social Security Number to apply for an on-campus job.  You will need to have a Social Security Number before starting the job. It only takes two weeks to obtain a Social Security card. Our office is willing to explain this to any UML hiring department that may be reluctant to offer you a job for lack of a Social Security card.  If you encounter this problem, please ask them to contact either Maria Conley (maria_conley@uml.edu) or Monica Rodriguez (monica_rodriguez@uml.edu) or have them call us at 978-934-2383.  Always get their name and telephone # and we will be happy to call them to explain the process and to make them feel comfortable in offering you a job.  

Please remember that you do NOT need a Social Security # to open a bank account or to do any business in the U.S.  Your passport and a brief explanation of your status will suffice.  If you ever need our office to write a letter or call anyone to explain your status, we’re happy to do so.  

How Many Hours Per week Can an International Student Work On-Campus:  International Students must maintain full-time status at all times and follow all legal requirements of their F-1 or J-1 student status.  F-1 and J-1 students are permitted to work on-campus for up to 20 hours per week.  This is 20 hours per week in total of all combined on-campus jobs.  It is not 20 hours per job.  During the recognized UML vacation periods, international students in F-1 or J-1 status are permitted to work on-campus on a  full-time basis as long as they’re complying with all other F-1 & J-1  status requirements.  For questions on your status, contact isso@uml.edu or call us at 978-934-2383.  

All Off-Campus Work Authorization for F-1 or J-1 students must have the PRIOR approval of the International Students & Scholars Office and the issuance of a new Form I-20 or Form DS-2019.

Suggested On-campus Departments
Any employer other than those listed below is unacceptable as on-campus employment for international students.  When in doubt, ALWAYS check with the International Students & Scholars Office first.

Your Academic Department – check with your academic department first about job possibilities such as teaching assistantships, research assistantships, graduate assistantships or any other type of job within their department

978-934-5396
Fox Hall, 2nd Floor
978-934-2348
100 Pawtucket Street, Lowell
978-934-2936
North
Southwick Hall, 308, Lowell


South
O'Leary Library, 3rd Floor, Lowell
Costello Gym
978-934-4574
(978) 934-5760
300 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Lowell
978-934-2800
University Crossing, Building 2, Lowell
Lydon, North
978-934-3205
84 University Avenue, Lowell

O’Leary, South
978-934-4550
61 Wilder, Lowell
978-934-2623
Falmouth Hall, Lowell

South
978-934-6908
1 Solomont Way, Lowell
978-934-6917
50 Warren Street, Lowell