Students with Undocumented Status

Resources for Students & Alumni with Undocumented Status

The Career Center is here to support you as you explore your interests, gain experience, and work toward your goals. Check out the following resources for career exploration, internship/job search, and more.

DACA and the Workplace

  • American Immigration Council – Q&A about DACA and The Dream Act, as well as a thorough list of topics and articles relating to immigration.
  • My Undocumented Life – Information, and a community for undocumented immigrants, including scholarship and internship opportunities, strategies for navigating the educational system, and information on how to apply for DACA.
  • National Immigration Law Center (NILC) – NILC is one of the leading organizations in the U.S. exclusively dedicated to defending and advancing the rights of immigrants with low income. See their DACA section for FAQs about DACA and workplace rights.

National Networks

  • UndocuUndergrads National Network – Part of the My Undocumented Life site, this listserv offers students a chance to share resources and be part of a support network of others with undocumented status.
  • UndocuBlack Network – A multi-generational network of current and formerly undocumented Black people, UndocuBlack Network fosters community, facilitates access to resources, and more.

Entrepreneurship & Work Options Regardless of Immigration Status

Applying to and Financing Graduate School

Law and Medical School Resources

  • LSAT & Credential Assembly Service Fee Waivers – The Law School Admissions Council (LSAC) offers fee waivers for qualified applicants, including students with DACA or those who have applied for DACA.
  • Pre-Health Dreamers (PHD) – PHD is a rapidly growing network of 800+ health career bound students with undocumented status across 42 different states, representing various career interests. The site offers a helpful resources section and the opportunity to join the PHD network.

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Sheryl Rosenberg Associate Director
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Save the date for Social Impact Week: Feb 27 – March 2

We have an exciting line-up of programs taking place during our Social Impact Week! Visit the links below for more information and to RSVP.
Public Affairs & Social Impact Consulting — Monday, Feb 27, 6:00 pm ET — Virtual 

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Sheryl Rosenberg Associate Director
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Top Consulting Firms

Are you interested in learning more about the top consulting firms?  Check out this Management Consulted article for the following information:

What makes a top consulting firm?
Types of top firms (general management & strategy, economic & litigation, nonprofit, and …

By Karen Dankers
Karen Dankers Associate Director, Director of Tufts Finance Initiative
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Intern with the Massachusetts Academic Public Health Corps !

The Academic Public Health Corps (APHC) is a state-funded program that hires current students every semester for short-term internships supporting public health and advancing health equity across Massachusetts. This is a great opportunity for students at any level to build …

By Malakia Silcott
Malakia Silcott Assistant Director
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Where Do Tufts Students Intern? The Economics Major Edition

It’s tempting to make assumptions about the type of internship, volunteering, or other work experience you’re supposed to pursue with a particular major.

The truth? An Economics major — or any Tufts major for that matter — doesn’t limit you …

By Kelly Roberts
Kelly Roberts Assistant Director
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Internship Spotlight: Cambridge Local First

Current Tufts student Miles Henderson shared the following about being a Summer Intern at Cambridge Local First  

What did you do as an intern at this organization?
As a Resilient Local Economies intern for Cambridge Local First, I worked with …

By Sheryl Rosenberg
Sheryl Rosenberg Associate Director
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Understanding the World of Nonprofits

Interested in nonprofits but don’t know where to start?

Start by understanding that while the term nonprofits can be used in different contexts, there are many different kinds of nonprofit organizations. Nonprofits are mission-driven organizations dedicated to addressing a particular social …

By Sheryl Rosenberg
Sheryl Rosenberg Associate Director
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