International Student Employment
F-1 students’ primary purpose in the United States is to engage in full-time study. However, at various times while pursuing your degree, students have the opportunity to engage in authorized employment.
If you are interested in pursuing employment, contact your International Student Advisor to set up an appointment by e-mail MyStatus@liberty.edu or phone (434) 592-4118.
- F-1 students can work only on-campus during their first year of classes. After the first academic year, students may apply for Curricular Practical Training (CPT) or work on campus.
- Current students cannot apply for work supplement positions – only eligible applicants at the time of admission can apply for these positions.
Authorization for Employment
- Authorization to work 12 months in the U.S. after graduation:
- Authorization if a student has experienced unforeseen financial hardship beyond their control:
The only positions for International Students are Work Assistant, International Student, and Graduate Assistant positions. These positions are limited to 18 hours per week, typically starting at minimum wage.
Check the HR website at Liberty University for current job openings and guidelines: On-Campus Employment
If you receive a job offer, you will need to obtain a Social Security Card
Internships & Curricular Practical Training (CPT)
Curricular Practical Training (CPT) provides students with the authorization to complete their internship or practicum while studying at Liberty University. All internships/practicums must receive authorization regardless if the experience is paid or unpaid.
Please note, failure to receive CPT authorization before starting your internship/practicum is a violation of your F-1 status and could result in your termination. You must receive your I-20 with the CPT authorization prior to commencing your internship/practicum.
Submit your CPT Request by clicking on the link below. Your Faculty Internship Advisor/POC must approve this request. You will receive an email if clarification is required and once the request is approved or denied.