International student employees at SIUE are, for the most part, subject to the same policies and procedures as any other student employee. In some cases, however, special policies and procedures must be followed in order to accommodate needs or to stay in compliance with rules and regulations. These are described below.
Social Security Numbers are required for employment at the University. However, because International Students just entering the Country must wait to apply for a SSN, the University will allow these students to work as Student Employees, provided the SSN application has been made. Here are the details:
January through October
Upon receipt of the SSN, the student must notify the supervisor and the Student Employment Office, and must visit the Office of Human Resources to complete paperwork for taxation. The employer must submit a new Form I-9 at this time.
November and December
International students may begin viewing jobs in Student Job Finder according to the standard timelines by using their Univ. ID (800#). Students having a J-1 Visa do not have to wait for a job offer to apply for a social security card.
All Non-Resident Aliens must visit the Office of Human Resources' website http://www.siue.edu/humanresources/nra/index.shtml regarding taxation and the process for completing tax paperwork. Students who have applied for a Social Security Number should wait until they have the actual number to visit the Office of Human Resources.
International Student Employees must enroll for and maintain full-time enrollment (12 hours or more for undergraduates and 9 hours or more for graduates) during fall and spring semesters unless approved for less by International Student Services. Students who have applied for graduation and are in their final semester do not have to be enrolled full-time. Student employees who are also Graduate Assistants must only maintain at least 6 hours of enrollment fall and spring semesters. For summer semester, undergraduates must maintain 6 hours and graduates must maintain 3 hours. Audit courses do not count toward meeting the enrollment requirements for Student Employment.
International Student Employees at SIUE are prohibited from working more than 20 hours per week while classes are in session for fall and spring semesters, but may work up to 30 hours during summer semester and up to 40 hours during break weeks. Graduate students with a Graduate Assistantship may never work more than 20 hours per week between the assistantship and student employment.
*The term "International Student" as used in this document refers to students on F-1 and J-1 Visa's. Students on any other type of Visa must get permission from International Students Services to work on campus.