Resources for Undocumented Students Searching for Experiences

Undocumented students may feel additional stress when searching for jobs, internships, and other experiences to complement their studies.

Here are a few resources that may be helpful with your search:

Dream Summer is an annual national fellowship of the UCLA Labor Center’s Dream Resource Center (DRC). Through Dream Summer, the DRC has provided over 800 fellowship opportunities to immigrant youth and allies and has partnered with over 265 social justice organizations across the country. Fellows are placed within social justice-based host organizations and work closely with their host organization to incorporate and strengthen the role of immigrant rights issues alongside the organization’s social justice work. Over the summer, fellows engage and lead social justice efforts by aligning the call for immigrant rights alongside the unique challenges of queer and transgender communities; Asian and Pacific Islander communities; Black immigrant communities; the ongoing mass incarceration and criminalization of people of color; worker rights; COVID-19 relief efforts and post-COVID-19 economic recovery efforts; and health care access for all.

Check out this list of Summer Research Programs in STEM for Undocumented and DACA Undergraduates.

Immigrants Rising has many helpful resources, including:

Higher Ed Immigration Portal has additional resources, including

We hope these resources are helpful. Visit OCS and meet with an adviser to determine the best strategy for your own unique path.

By Anthony Arcieri
Anthony Arcieri Anthony Arcieri, Director of Undergraduate Career Advising and Programming, Architecture, Engineering, Environment Advising