For international students, the primary source of employment information is The Vanderbilt University International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS). The information below has been reviewed and approved by ISSS.
All prospective international student employees must:
- Receive a job/employment offer.
- Have the appropriate Visa to be allowed to work. For more information about Visa requirements, international students should visit the International Student and Scholar Services website.
- Maintain full-time enrollment to remain eligible to work. International students may work 20 hours per week during academic periods.
- If you do not have a social security number: Visit the ISSS to receive a letter of authorization/form to collect appropriate signatures. This must be taken to the Social Security Administration (SSA).
- Visit Vanderbilt HR Office located at 2525 West End Ave. to complete the I-9 process. You must have your social security number or the issued SS-5 receipt received from the SSA at the time of I-9 process.
W-4: Hiring administrators should access VISIT website www.vanderbilt.edu/visit and complete "Request for PHN & ITN Access" found on the Quick Links on the Home Page.
Note: Request for PHN will not be issued to Vanderbilt Foreign students, so answer to this question should be "NO". Once the form is complete, they should click on "Submit". This form will automatically be sent to our VISIT group mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Access information and/or instructions to complete the process will be sent to the student. If additional assistance is needed, the student should report to VU HR, located at 2525 West End Ave. 5th floor.
In addition, international student employees should become familiar with the U.S. laws pertaining to paying taxes and filing income tax returns.
Work authorization for off-campus jobs is allowed only with specific authorization from the ISSS or from the USCIS. Therefore, international students, are strongly encouraged to search for on-campus jobs by:
- Searching the HireADore Job Bank, which is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
- Visiting campus departments directly and asking about available positions.