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.
Application Now Open: The Career Center Professional Development Fund allows currently enrolled students to apply for funding to offset the costs associated with purchasing professional interview and networking attire. Learn More & Apply Here.
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.
- 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
- Immigrants Rising Entrepreneurship Flyer – Information and webinars on working as an independent contractor, LLCs, an Entrepreneurship Fellowship, grants for entrepreneurs, and much more.
- Life After College: A Guide for Undocumented Students – includes detailed information and tips on earning a living post-graduation, as well as considerations in pursuing additional education and/or internships.
- American Immigration Council Facts About the Individual Tax Identification Number (ITIN) – Explains purposes of an ITIN and the application process for acquiring one.
- Educators for Fair Consideration (E4FC): Empowers undocumented young people to achieve educational and career goals through personal, institutional and policy transformation.
- Student Caffe: Information on opportunities that DACA/undocumented students can and cannot apply for.
Applying to and Financing Graduate School
- Navigating Graduate School: Guide for Undocumented Students – Offers extensive information about applying to and attending graduate or professional school as a student with undocumented status. Topics addressed include the application process, accessing financial aid, transportation, employment, taxes and resources for support.
- My Undocumented Life – The “Stories” section of the site contains reflections from current and formerly undocumented grad students.
- Immigrants Rising Scholarships – List of undergraduate scholarships that don’t require proof of U.S. citizenship or legal permanent residency, organized by deadline. Similar scholarship listings are advertised on the My Undocumented Life site, e.g., the Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans and the Ford Foundation Pre-Doctoral Fellowship.
- DREAMer’s Roadmap – Scholarship database and mobile application designed to help students with undocumented status locate scholarship resources.
- Immigrants Rising: Sholarships that don’t require proof of citizenship or legal permanent residency
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.