Academic Training (AT) for J-1 Students During Degree

Internships / Jobs During Degree Programs

J students are listed in the following categories in section 4 of the DS-2019: Student (Bachelor), Student (Master), Visiting Student (Nondegree). All other categories are not classified as students for immigration purposes.

What Is It?

  • Off-campus work authorization for J-1 students who are currently taking classes at Brooklyn College.
  • Employment must be related to student’s field of study and can be paid or unpaid.
  • Typically issued for internships or short-term employment opportunities.
  • Authorized by Brooklyn College International Student and Scholar Services Office.

Duration of Employment

  • Duration is determined by the student’s length of study; students should consult with the office.
  • Before completing the course of study, AT can be part-time (20 or fewer hours per week) during the fall/spring semesters or full-time in the summer.

Processing Time

  • Three business days upon receipt of a complete AT application to the office.

Student’s Role

  • Verify eligibility for AT.
  • Obtain academic department approval.
  • Submit complete AT application to the office at least three business days prior to beginning employment.

Proof of Authorization

  • A new DS-2019 listing the authorized employer and dates of the authorization in section 5.
  • Work cannot begin until student obtains authorization.

Employer’s Role

  • Provide student with an offer of employment.
  • Request a copy of the DS-2019 from the student for I-9 purposes.
  • There is no cost to the employer, and the AT application is entirely the responsibility of the student.

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