International Students

The information below is focused on assisting all international students with the career development process including the internship and job search process in the U.S. and beyond.  Many international students may have F-1 or J-1 visa status and as these visas have different on-campus, off-campus and post-graduation requirements.  You are strongly encouraged to visit the International Studies Office (ISO) before seeking any form of employment (paid or unpaid) and remain aware of any applicable restrictions, requirements and deadlines.  The information around international student eligibility and requirements is important and dynamic; please do your due diligence to keep abreast with any changes.  We at the Career Center are happy to help you as you navigate this process!

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UVA Career Resources

  • Career Resources for UVA International Students: Inside of Handshake find advice for talking to employers, lists of companies who have hired UVA international students, videos of UVA international student alumni sharing their advice for finding opportunities in the US and more!
  • Pre-Health for International Students: Resources to support your pursue of health professional schools.
  • Job Searching as an International Student 10-minute Video:

Cultural Guides to Working in the U.S.

U.S. Employment Regulations & International Friendly Employers

Internship & Job Search Strategies


In seeking advice from any career counselor or advisor in the U.S., you will undoubtedly be advised about the benefits of interviewing for information and networking as a means to finding an internship or job.  Indeed, it is common to find employment as a result of having the right connections.  The ability to make connections with people, or networking, is a skill you can begin developing while on Grounds.  Consider these options:

UVA Student Groups & Resources

Career Fairs, Job Databases & Professional Associations