F-1 On-Campus Work Information

 Kind of WorkPart-time/ 
Full-time   
Authorization granted by:Impact on Practical TrainingRemarks
Employment by MITRA, TA, UROP, any work paid by MITPart-time (up to 20 hours per week)
when school is in session. Full-time during annual vacations.
No authorization required, employment incident to status (must be an enrolled full-time student at MIT)NoneFull Research and Teaching Assistantships account for the 20 hours per week maximum of work allowed by USCIS while school is in session. No other on-campus job/position can be held at the same time if a student has a Full RA or TA award.
Employment on MIT premisesWork with stores in the Student CenterPart-time (up to 20 hours per week)
when school is in session. Full-time during annual vacations.
International Student Advisor can provide confirmation letter if needed by employer.NoneStudents holding Full RAs or TAs cannot pursue other on-campus positions. 
On-Campus Employment at Contractually Affiliated Off-campus research locationWork must fulfill all the following three conditions: (1) Location must be a contractually affiliated research location with MIT (affiliation must be through an MIT department or MIT faculty member); (2) Work must be part of the graduate program curriculum or related to a student’s graduate research project; (3)The employment must be an integral part of the student’s program of study.Part-time (maximum 20 hours per week)
when school is in session. Full-time during annual vacations.
Authorization letter from MIT ISO International Student Advisor must be issued before work activity begins.NoneOnly Graduate Students are eligible. Students must submit to the ISO International Student Advisor a letter from their academic advisor giving detailed information about the activity, relationship to the student’s academic work, and confirmation of the contractual affiliation.