The DreamSF Fellowship is an opportunity for immigrant 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.
The DreamSF Fellowship is open to all immigrant youth regardless of immigration status. We 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.
- High school diploma or G.E.D.
- An interest and commitment to social justice and serving immigrant communities
- Available for 20 hours/week from May 30 through December 15, 2017
- Bilingual skills strongly preferred – in particular Spanish, Cantonese, Mandarin, Russian, Filipino/Tagalog and Vietnamese
- Receive an orientation on immigrant services in San Francisco and conduct site visits at non-profit organizations
- Are placed with an immigrant-serving nonprofit to receive hands-on experience in an area of professional interest
- Participate in weekly professional skill development & leadership training
- Learn about city policies, services and programs that impact immigrants
- Develop strong communication skills and leadership strategies
- Conduct targeted outreach and education to immigrant families and youth throughout the city
- Get the opportunity to network with influential leaders in San Francisco’s nonprofit and public service communities
- Work with OCEIA staff to develop a plan to build further professional opportunities after the fellowship
Each DreamSF Fellow will receive a stipend of $8,400 over the duration of the program as well as a monthly transportation stipend.