International Students & Scholars Office

On-Campus Job Information

Most on-campus jobs are based on Work-Study funding:
Unfortunately, international students are not eligible for Work Study funded jobs. You will need to rely on the funding source(s) you presented to our office & U.S. Embassy when issued F-1 status. Below is a list of on-campus departments that sometimes offer non-work study funded positions for which international students can apply. 

You may also utilize the Job Hawk Site
  • Navigate to "JobHawk Login"
  • Click on "Job Listings Now Available: To search the listings now, click here."
  • Click on "International Students"
You are not eligible for any "off-campus" jobs listed on the Job Hawk Site unless you receive the PRIOR approval from ISSO through a new Form I-20. 

Regarding Social Security & On-Campus Jobs for International Students:
You do not need to have a Social Security Number to apply for or be offered 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 ISSO at isso@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.  In order to open a Bank account in the U.S. without a Social Security #, you simply need to complete a W-8 Form, which can also be obtained by any Bank Teller. 

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 Umass Lowell 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.  

J-1 students must report on-campus employment to ISSO at isso@uml.edu, both whenever they start or end an on-campus job. 

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. Failure to obtain Off-campus Work Authorization through ISSO will jeopardize your F-1 or J-1 student status.

Below is a list of 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.

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.

978-934-2623
University Crossing 
220 Pawtucket Street, Lowell, MA
Hiring: Sam Khiev
978-934-2348
100 Pawtucket Street, Lowell
Hiring: Peter Murray
978-934-2936
Hiring: Judy Frank
North location:
Southwick Hall, 308, Lowell, MA




South location:
O'Leary Library, 1st Floor, Lowell, MA
978-934-4574
100 Pawtucket Street, Lowell, MA
Hiring: Sandy Kopycinski
(978) 934-5760
300 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Lowell, MA
Hiring: Arlene McKinnon
978-934-2596
220 Pawtucket Street, Lowell, MA
Hiring: Karina Cruz
978-934-3213
North Campus
84 University Avenue, Lowell, MA
Hiring: Mary K. Martynuk
978-934-3205
North Campus
84 University Ave, Lowell, MA
Hiring: Judith Barnes Long
978-934-4550
South Campus
61 Wilder Street, Lowell, MA
Hiring: Shaun Sullivan


978-934-6917
50 Warren Street, Lowell, MA
Hiring: Chrstine Trainor & John Bowen