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On-Campus Employment

F-1 students are eligible for on-campus employment which is limited to no more than 20 hours per week while classes are in session and full-time (more than 20 hours/week) ONLY during official school breaks (winter break, spring break, summer vacation). Please note that Vanderbilt policy limits all hourly paid student positions to an average of 19 hours a week.

There are a few resources for Vanderbilt students to find on-campus employment.

Hire-A-Dore is a database for Vanderbilt related job opportunities. Please note that Hire-A-Dore also includes positions that are off-campus. F-1 students are not legally allowed to accept these jobs without employment authorization.  They are generally classified as “other” but be mindful when searching for employment on this site. Additionally, F-1 and J-1 international students are not eligible for Federal Work Study (FWS) positions.

Student Employment is resource for helping Vanderbilt students find on-campus employment.

In most cases, employment at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) is not considered on-campus. VUMC is a distinct entity from Vanderbilt. If you are seeking employment at VUMC, contact your assigned ISSS advisor well in advance.