Career Resources for Undocumented & DACA Students

Undocumented students face a special set of challenges in their career journeys. Rutgers-Camden Career Center is committed to ensuring student success, regardless of citizenship or immigration status. Career Center staff are here to help undocumented and DACA students navigate the career planning process.

Job & Internship Search Resources
  • DREAMer Jobs Facebook Group
  • Handshake – The Career Center Job & Internship portal.
  • Immigrants Rising Resources – This resource page includes info on alternatives to employment through entrepreneurship, starting and financing a business.
  • The Dream US Career Connections – Career Connections Program helps Scholars be career ready, make professional connections, and have opportunities to launch meaningful careers.
  • Top 25 freelance websites to find work in 2019 – Find freelance/contract or remote (work from home) opportunities  from organizations around the globe.
  • UndocuHustle – Leverage your skills, knowledge and experience to generate income through contracting or business start-up opportunities.
  • Professional Licensure 
    New Jersey – New Jersey allows undocumented immigrants to apply for professional licensure. 9.01.20
    National – States which have enacted laws providing licenses for certain populations, such as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients, legal immigrants and/or unauthorized immigrants.        

Education Articles / Resources

Fellowship / Internship / Professional Scholars Programs

Graduate / Professional School Resources

Depending on your field, graduate school may be a logical step after completing your bachelor’s degree. Many graduate schools have funding sources to help you meet the cost of their programs. Check to see if you would be able to apply for research, teaching or graduate assistantships in offices on campus. This blog has tips on applying to graduate school and finding scholarships as an undocumented student.

Organizations / Associations

Join or research a few professional organizations.  As a professional association member, you’ll meet other people in your community and field who can share their knowledge and perspective. This will give you a better understanding of your identity in the workplace.

Below is a list of professional organizations.  This is not a comprehensive list. We encourage you to search for associations in relation to your field of interest.

On-Campus Resources