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 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.