Employment Options for F-1 Students

Curricular Practical Training

Gain practical experience during an internship or course-related employment.

Post-Completion Optional Practical Training

Gain practical experience in your field immediately following completion of your academic program.

Pre-Completion Optional Practical Training

Pre-Completion Optional Practical Training (OPT) is temporary employment authorization that can be used while you are a current student at UT. 

STEM Optional Practical Training

Extend your work authorization for an additional 24 months.

On-Campus Employment

Learn more about working on the UT Austin campus. 

Economic Hardship Employment

Apply for a work permit to assist you with the cost of living in an emergency situation.