Hiring International Students

Hiring J-1 International Students

International students on UNCW's J1 visa sponsorship (i.e., students who have a DS-2019 issued by the Office of International Programs) are permitted to work in the United States, provided they follow the U.S. Department of State regulations.

All employment in the United States requires a U.S. Social Security Number and to declare your income to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to determine taxation.

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Applying for a Social Security Number

Students who do not have an SSN should apply as early as possible as it can take several weeks for a Social Security card to be issued. Students must meet with their International Student Adviser (in the Office of International Programs) to obtain a Social Security Memo before applying for an SSN.  For more information, see Applying for a Social Security Number (PDF).