The DreamSF Fellowship is an opportunity for DACA-approved youth to serve San Francisco’s immigrant communities while gaining valuable professional experience and training. DreamSF Fellows commit to working 20 hours per week on a project-based fellowship with an immigrant-serving nonprofit organization. Additionally, Fellows receive weekly leadership development training and are matched with a professional mentor. Participants receive professional development training in technology, public policy, civic participation and nonprofit administration. Fellows receive a $7,500 stipend for the 30 week Fellowship.
Applications for the DreamSF Fellowship are now closed. Please contact Kraig Cook at email@example.com or 415.581.2352 with any questions.
Each applicant must submit a complete application package (in PDF format) to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 18, 2014. The application package should include:
- Professional resume (include GPA, education level and any professional or community service experience)
- Responses to 3 essay questions- DreamSF Fellowship Essay Questions (fillable PDF) DreamSF Fellowship Essay Questions (Word format)- Please use whichever format is easier for you and save in PDF format.
- Two references- professors, former employers or supervisors of extracurricular or service activities
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, 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 27 through December 19, 2014
- 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.