Code of Federal Regulations governing J-1 employment
Academic training is employment related to the student's academic program and can be done before of after completion of studies. Students are eligible for 18 months of academic training or the time that the student has been enrolled full-time, whichever is shorter. Students who engage in postdoctoral training are eligible for 36 months of academic training. More information on J-1 Academic Training.
Work authorization based on economic hardship
If the student experiences unforeseen economic hardship that has arisen after his/her arrival in the United States, he/she may apply for off-campus work authorization that is valid for any employer. This type of work authorization is limited to 20 hours/week while school is in session but may be full-time during vacation and holiday periods.
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Last Updated: 12/8/11