The DreamSF Fellowship is an opportunity for DACA-approved youth to serve San Francisco’s immigrant communities while gaining paid professional experience and training. DreamSF Fellows commit to working 20 hours per week on a project-based fellowship with an immigrant-serving nonprofit or public organization. Additionally, Fellows receive weekly leadership development and professional skills training and a monthly stipend. Please contact Kraig Cook at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or for more information.
Please note that the DreamSF Fellowship will prioritize applications from San Francisco residents who have not yet completed a four-year college or university degree.
Ideal DreamSF Fellows should possess the following:
- High School Diploma or G.E.D.
- DACA Approval from USCIS or equivalent work authorization
- Strong communication skills
- Ability to interact and communicate effectively with English and non or limited-English speakers
- Ability to develop and retain knowledge of city policies, services and programs
- Ability to use basic technologies for communications and documentation
- Desire to serve the public and immigrant communities
- Flexibility, initiative, creativity and imagination
Desired Qualifications and Experience:
- Previous experience working in an urban setting with diverse and limited English proficient communities
- Knowledge of and comfort/familiarity with immigrant populations
- Previous volunteer experience or extra-curricular involvement with community-based organizations
- Bilingual skills strongly preferred- in particular Spanish, Cantonese, Mandarin, Russian, Filipino/Tagalog and Vietnamese skills
- Leadership potential
Each DreamSF Fellow will be expected to:
- Successfully complete program orientation and placement sessions
- Serve 20 hours/week at a nonprofit or public organization in San Francisco from June 1 through December 18, 2015
- Attend weekly leadership development and skills training sessions
- Provide reliable, quality administrative and programmatic support to assigned host community based organizations and their projects dedicated to immigrant residents
- Learn and master information regarding city policies and programs that impact immigrants and monolingual residents
- Conduct targeted outreach and education to immigrant families and youth throughout the city
- Execute community service projects aimed at improving the lives of San Francisco’s vulnerable populations
- Develop a personal “Impact Plan” for how they plan to continue their education and service after the conclusion of the Fellowship
Each DreamSF Fellow will receive:
- Valuable, paid professional work experience
- Professional skill development and leadership training
- Individual mentoring
- Opportunities to network with influential leaders in San Francisco’s nonprofit and public service communities
Please contact Kraig Cook at email@example.com or 415.581.2352 with any questions or for further information.