Many employers are hesitant to offer internships or full-time positions to international students due to confusion over the legality of such hires. The following information will help clarify the process and allay concerns about employing an international student who studies at or who has graduated from Roosevelt University.
Roosevelt University students and alumni in the following categories are legally authorized to work in the United States:
CPT, OPT and Academic Training allow international students to obtain on-the-job experience in their area of study. These programs do not require employer sponsorship; rather, the authorization is granted by Roosevelt University and/or the U.S. government, so the student you wish to hire must simply present his/her authorization to you.
When hiring a non-citizen who holds an F or J visa, it is easy to verify that the student has the appropriate employment authorization:
When hiring a Roosevelt University student, follow these instructions for completing the I-9 for Foreign Students: I-9 information. Also visit the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Students and Employment: Authorization Information government websites for further information.
An H-1B visa is a category of visas available to an employer who wishes to sponsor and hire a foreign national who does not fall into one of the categories listed above. H-1B sponsorship is only necessary when an employer wishes to employ (or continue employing) a Roosevelt University alumnus after CPT, OPT or Academic Training eligibility has ended.