Internships and Fellowships for DACA and Undocumented Students

DACA recipients represent a relatively small but important group within the U.S. workforce. Research conducted by the Migration Policy Institute (MPI) indicates that 55% of DACA recipients are employed, while 62% of unemployed DACA recipients are enrolled in an education program. Many organizations support undocumented and DACA college students by providing internships and fellowships.

These opportunities can provide critical professional training and career skills to DACA and undocumented students. An MPI report lists professional and health and social services among the most common employment industries for DACA graduates.

The following guide explores resources for funding, mentorship, and experiential learning that DACA and undocumented students can take advantage of to enhance their college experience and launch their career.

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