Working in the U.S.

A number of on- and off-campus employment and internship opportunities are available to international students during their years of study at Drew University. Students requiring a visa to study in the United States, however, must obtain special authorization in order to participate in off-campus employment and internships.

The Curricular Practical Training (CPT) and Optional Practical Training (OPT) programs allow F-1 students to pursue part-time or full-time employment, respectively, in a field related to the student’s primary course of study. J-1 students may pursue off-campus work opportunities through the Academic Training (AT) program.

Current Theo students could visit Job Board for additional career resources.

Consult the Navigation Bar on the left of this page as you contemplate the best options to complement your course of study.

Road Map toward an internship/job in the U.S.

Job searching is always time-consuming, and it is even more challenging for international students. On this page, we try to map out all the key elements that you should pay attention to when starting off your journey of finding internships and jobs in the U.S. We also compiled resources that Drew offers to its students to assist you on the journey.

To start, we encourage you to visit the Drew’s Interstride webpage and browse through a list of introductory articles and videos that will give you a rough understanding of what you need to think about when looking for career opportunities in the U.S.