To qualify for off-campus employment, the student must be able to demonstrate why on-campus employment is unavailable or insufficient to meet the student’s financial needs, which arose from unexpected circumstances.
Special Student Relief Due to Emergent Circumstances
Under emergent circumstances, the government may suspend some requirements for affected F-1 students, including the requirements for off-campus employment. In such cases, The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will issue a notice in the Federal Register, giving details of such suspension.
Internship with an International Organization
Students who are offered an internship with an international organization may be eligible for an employment benefit. The internship must:
- Be in the United States.
- Be with a public international organization that falls within the International Organization Immunities Act, as defined in 22 U.S.C. § 288 59 Stat. 669.