Steps for Beginning On-Campus Employment

Step 1. Receive a Job Offer

Step 2. Apply for a Social Security Number 

Once you are offered a position, if you do not already have a Social Security Number, your supervisor will need to complete and sign an Intent to Hire/International Student Employment form. You should bring this form to the ISSO to be signed by an advisor (allow at minimum one business day for ISSO to provide the signature).

Note for J-1 students: You will need an to receive a "J-1 on-campus work authorization letter" from the ISSO. Bring your "New Hire/Re-Hire" form or fellowship award letter to an ISSO Advisor to request ISSO employment authorization. Students who are sponsored by an outside agency (i.e. Ford Foundation, Fulbright, Tibet Fund, etc.) must receive written permission from their sponsoring agency for the particular job they have been hired for to request ISSO permission to work on-campus.

Step 3. Obtain your Social Security Number

Step 4. Complete the I-9 Form

It will take about two weeks to receive your social security card. After you receive your card, you will need to complete an I-9 Form in order to be added to the Brandeis Payroll system. You will need all of your immigration documents (I-20/DS-2019, passport, I-94 card), your social security number, and required employment forms to complete your I-9 form. Please consult the Student Employment website.

Note for J-1 Students: You will need to bring the ISSO "J-1 On-Campus Employment Authorization" letter to the individual who completes your I-9 Form.

I-9 forms for student employment are completed in Student Financial Services with the exception of:

Step 5. Obtain Your Employment Eligibility Card (Blue Card)

Student Financial Services will issue you an employment eligibility card and other applicable tax forms once you have completed the I-9 Form.