Skip to main content

J-1 Student Academic Training

J-1 Exchange Visitors in a "Student" category may apply for "Academic Training"--a period of 18 months for which they can obtain employment authorization that allows them to work for any employer in their field of study.  UC San Diego departments may employ J-1 Academic Training (AT) students with a valid DS-2019 updated for academic training at UC San Diego and with dates of employment indicated without having to sponsor the student in any way.  Those J-1 students graduating with a PhD are eligible for a second 18-month period of Academic Training.

I-9 Requirements:

USCIS has published the Handbook for Employers (M-274) to provide I-9 guidance; see particularly the J-1 section.  Departments hiring a student with Academic Training will need to look carefully at box 5 of the student's Form DS-2019, where employment at UC San Diego should be clearly indicated with a specific date range, and will need a letter of employment authorization from the student's Responsible Officer.  

IFSO Listserv!

Subscribe to the listserv for department facilitators! The listserv includes immigration updates, processing tips, and upcoming workshop information.

Subscribe

Contact IFSO!

International Faculty & Scholars Office (IFSO)
Phone: (858) 246-1448