Hiring International Students
- International students are eligible for study-related employment through Pace's Career Services Program.
- Students may work part-time (up to 20 hours a week) during the school year and full-time during the summer and vacations.
The Hiring Process
- Once you've interviewed and extended an offer to a Pace international student for an internship, you must inform the Career Services office of your decision. You do not have to do any paper work.
- The student must obtain written authorization to work for you from the Pace International Student Advisor. An endorsed I-20 ID or letter from their sponsoring organization is the student's legal proof of employability and must be presented to you prior to employment.
- All taxes, except social security taxes, are deducted from the international student's wages. For additional information visit the Internal Revenue Service site concerning international taxpayers.
- Graduating students are eligible to continue in full-time employment with their employer for up to 12 months on a Practical Training Visa.
- If an employer wishes to continue employing the student, the employer and the student may apply to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) for an H1-B Visa, allowing the student to work in this country for an additional six years (USCIS refers to this as short-term employment.)
Benefits to Employers
- Pace international students represent cultures from all over the world. These students have valuable foreign language and technical skills, can successfully adapt to new environments, offer fresh perspectives, and enhance cross-cultural awareness and sensitivity.