International & Undocumented Students
Know your rights. International and undocumented students face unique challenges within the U.S. work force.
Your Employment Rights
U.S. Employers must abide by specific laws. These laws are your legal rights in the workplace. The links below provide more information about interviewing methods and discrimination policies that employers are legally required to follow.
- U.S. Immigration Services - Students and Employment
- Study in the States DHS - F/M Student Employment
- Study in the States - Volunteering in the United States
- The U.S. Department of Labor - Guidelines for Unpaid Internships
Job & Internship Search Resources
- Handshake is a great place to look for jobs and internship opportunities in addition to some of the information below.
- Internationalstudent.com - Job Search
- Career Forum – English-Japanese bilingual career forums
- US Department of Labor Office of Foreign Labor Certification – Yearly reports of visa sponsoring employers in the U.S.
- OPTNation.com - Top Companies That Hire International Students
Fellowship, Internship, and Professional Scholar Programs
These programs are funded opportunities that help you gain experience in your future career. They look great on your resume and show your commitment to your field. You can also access important professional networks that will help you with your job search when the fellowship or program is over.
(Some but not a complete list)
- UND Grants and Fellowships
- Smithsonian Fellowships
- Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute
- Summer Research and Professional Development Program for Undocumented college students in the STEM field
- PHD Internship (Legal Reqs)
Educational Articles and Resources
Additional Campus Resources
You will need the correct authorization before becoming employed by an off-campus employer. Please contact the International Center with any questions regarding your F-1 or J-1 visa.