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Career Resources for International Students

As an international student, you face unique career challenges, and you need unique resources to navigate them.

Use this information on employment eligibility and legal requirements to see how DU can help you.

Office of International Student Scholar Services (ISSS)

Have questions about immigration regulations, cultural adjustment or travel? Visit International Student and Scholar Services, or email

On-Campus Employment

F-1 students are eligible to work on campus, and J-1 students may apply to work on campus while they're enrolled at DU. Read more.

Curricular Practical Training

CPT allows F-1 students to take on- or off-campus internships, or jobs integral to their degree program. Read more.

Optional Practical Training

OPT allows F-1 students to spend up to one year in the United States for practical training. You should apply for it at the start of your final term of study. Read more.

Going Global

This daily updated resource provides specific career and employment information for 30 countries. Learn more and sign in to Pioneer Careers for the DU-only access privileges.

17-Month OPT Extension for STEM Majors

For students with degrees in certain science, technology, engineering or mathematics fields, a 17-month extension of Optional Practical Training may be available. Find out if you're eligible.

Academic Training

Academic Training allows J-1 students to take internships or jobs related to their field of study. Learn more.

Economic Hardship

For students with unforeseen financial issues, a one-year work permit for employment up to 20 hours per week may be granted. Find out if you qualify.