Can I Work at Multiple Employers (Jobs) on OPT and STEM OPT?


Question: I am on post-completion OPT. I have a full-time job. Can I work for a second employer that I can work for less than 10 hours per week? Any ideas will be highly appreciated. Thanks.

There’s always going to varying opinions when it comes to working for multiple employers on OPT and STEM OPT.

Short Answer:

  • OPT - Yes
  • STEM OPT - Yes

STEM OPT employment is more restrictive. So. one has to follow the requirements for STEM OPT for all the jobs. New I-983 Training Plan is required for all the jobs. And inform your DSO and update STEM OPT authorization on your I-20

OPT - You are allowed to work with multiple employers.

There’s no known restriction to a single employer in OPT or STEM OPT language. If you got the skills and time, why not work when the law allows to?