During your academic program, three types of employment are available. All require prior approval from your OVIS advisor before you begin work:
- Type 1: Employment required by a scholarship, fellowship, or assistantship. This employment typically occurs on campus and is paid by Dartmouth. In certain circumstances, the work can be done elsewhere for a different employer.
- Type 2: On-campus jobs unrelated to study. This type of work is required to be done on school premises and be paid by Dartmouth.
- Type 3: Off-campus jobs necessary because of serious, urgent, and unforeseen economic circumstances that have arisen since your arrival in the United States as an Exchange Visitor, or since your change of visa status to J-1.
To be eligible for student employment, you must be in good academic standing, be enrolled in a full course of study, and work no more than 20 hours per week. During official school breaks and annual vacation terms, students may work up to 40 hours per week.
After the program has ended, you may be eligible for Academic Training to put into practice what you have learned. Applications must be submitted well before the program end date on the Form DS-2019. Contact your OVIS advisor.