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 kraig.cook@sfgov.org with questions or for more information.

Eligibility Requirements:

Please note that the DreamSF Fellowship will prioritize applications from individuals who live, work or study in San Francisco and 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 from May 31 through December 16, 2016
  • 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


Each DreamSF Fellow will receive a stipend of $8,400 over the duration of the program as well as a monthly transportation stipend.

Please contact Kraig Cook or 415.581.2352 with any questions or for further information.