UMD: A Globally Connected University
In some instances, if there is a location that is affiliated (a Memorandum of Understanding exists) with the University of Maryland, College Park, on campus employment at an off-campus location work authorization may be used.
To determine whether an off-campus location is educationally affiliated with UMCP, USCIS looks to see whether the affiliation is associated with the University's established curriculum or related to contractually funded research projects at the post-graduate level. In this case, the employment must be directly related to the student's educational program. If you have questions about whether a position is considered on- or off-campus, please contact ISSS so that we may help determine this for you.
If there is an MOU (Memorandum of Understanding) between the University of Maryland and another entity, it may be possible to pursue this opportunity.
If this work is at NIH (National Institutes of Health):
*If this is not a commonly used program at the NIH, we may request a copy of the valid MOU.
If this work is at another entity:
After these documents are in order, please make an appointment with an ISSS advisor and bring all documents printed out to the appointment. We will review your documentation, and if appropriate write a letter confirming the permission to pursue on-campus employment at an off-campus location.