International Students 

    On-Campus Employment

    An on campus, or part time job are excellent opportunities for students looking to get involved in the job market to develop professional and interpersonal skills. Many of these positions can be found by visiting Handshake. Under the “Jobs”  tab, you can search and filter based on your needs.

    To be employed on campus as an International Student, you’ll need to first review the guidelines from LSU International Student Services.

    Internships, Externships, and Co-Ops

    Internships, Externships, and Co-ops are an opportunity for students to make an intentional connection between their area of study, and intended job field. Immersion into one of these positions supplies a unique opportunity for employees to build their practical skills, while receiving training in their field.

    International Students considering pursuing an internship, externship, or co-op will need to complete the Curricular Practical Training (CPT) which provides the opportunity for F-1 international students to work off campus in positions that are deemed integral to the education of the student.

    View important employment guidelines from LSU International Student Services.

    Professional Job Search

    International Students looking for a post-graduate job in the US, either before or after graduation should complete the Optional Practical Training (OPT) paperwork. This training provided by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services authorizes qualifying F-1 international students to work anywhere in the US in fields relating directly to their major. Consider using some of the following links to research some organizations that have frequently hired international students in the past.

    View important employment guidelines from LSU International Student Services.

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