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.


Internship Spotlight: Eliot Early Intervention

Current student Olivia Volmar shared the following about being an intern at the Lund Lab of Eliot Early Intervention…

How did you find this internship?
In my sophomore year, my advisor told me about the field of Early Intervention (EI) …

By Sheryl Rosenberg
Sheryl Rosenberg Associate Director
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3 Questions with Farzana Hoque ’05, Principal Advisor, ESG & Impact Investing at Climate Smart Ventures

Welcome to “3 Questions with …”, a recurring feature on the Career Center blog. We’re asking alumni of all graduation years and career interests to share a bit of their experiences and advice.

Farzana Hoque ’05, Principal Advisor, ESG & …

By Sheryl Rosenberg
Sheryl Rosenberg Associate Director
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Apply to be a Tisch Summer Fellow

Undergraduate, graduate, and professional school students from across the university are invited to apply for the 2024 cohort of Tisch Summer Fellows (TSF). This program is designed to support the professional and career development of participants while enhancing the knowledge, …

By Sheryl Rosenberg
Sheryl Rosenberg Associate Director
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Non-Profit Girlstart is seeking Spring 2024 After School Leaders (STEM CREW) – Apply Now!

Founded in 1997, Girlstart’s mission is to increase girls’ interest and engagement in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) through innovative, nationally recognized informal STEM education programs. Girlstart’s year-round programs inspire girls to transform our world. These programs include after …

By Sue Atkins
Sue Atkins Associate Director, Employer Relations
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Jumbos4Jumbos — Virtual Winter Projects Available Now!

Hello Jumbos!

Looking for opportunities to gain practical, resume-building experience this winter break?

Jumbos4Jumbos connects undergraduate students to virtual, short-term, experiential projects hosted by alumni who want to give back to fellow Jumbos. Through this initiative, students have the opportunity …

By Willa Mayo
Willa Mayo Recruiting Coordinator, Employer Relations
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Internship Spotlight: U.S. House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee

Current student Arielle Galinksy shared the following about being an intern on the Health Subcommittee in the U.S House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee

How did you find this internship?
I connected with a Tufts alumna, who worked as …

By Sheryl Rosenberg
Sheryl Rosenberg Associate Director
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Education Jobs That Aren’t Teaching

Passionate about education but NOT interested in teaching? It’s true that the face of education seems to be teaching in a traditional classroom setting, however, there are so many more options to explore if you are interested in education.

Where …

By Sheryl Rosenberg
Sheryl Rosenberg Associate Director
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