Northern Kentucky University offers international students employment opportunities. Read more about the rules and requirements for employment regarding J-1 students.
On-campus employment may not begin for J-1 exchange student status holder before the first day of class and only after securing work authorization the RO or ARO in advance. You are allowed to work 20 hours a week on campus while school is in session. Do not work on-campus without work authorization permission.
Employment may be full time (35 hours a week) during vacation periods for students who are eligible and intend to register for the next academic term. International students can apply for student wage jobs only. Once you receive a job offer, you need to provide your employer with the SSN Request Form.
J-1 students are not eligible for a Social Security Number unless they have received a job offer and will be participating in authorized employment. You do not need a Social Security Number for:
The purpose of a Social Security Number is for income tax reporting.