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Guide to hiring OPT-authorized students for volunteer positions

Utilizing ASU graduates for degree-specific volunteer tasks is a win-win. A student who has been authorized for Post-completion Optional Practical Training must maintain status by obtaining employment directly related to their field of study. Offering a volunteer position could benefit a recent ASU graduate by helping them maintain their status while searching for that perfect job. 

Post-OPT students must not accrue more than 90 days of unemployment, and must work for 20 or more hours per week. (Specific guidance due to COVID-19 may apply. Refer to ISSC’s updates related to COVID-19.) 

If you have any questions, please contact issc.employment@asu.edu