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.
- Undochustle – 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
- Life After College: A Guide For Undocumented Students
- My Undocumented Life – Life After College
- Immigrants Rising
- National Immigration Law Center
- DACA and Workplace Rights
- United We Dream
Fellowship / Internship / Professional Scholars Programs
- ACLU Immigrants’ Rights Project Undergraduate Internship Program
- Advancing Science, Serving Society Internship Opportunities
- American College of Healthcare Executives Minority Internship
- American Economic Association Summer Minority Program
- American Federation of Teachers Human Rights and Community Relations Department Internship Program
- ASPIRA Association, Inc.
- Center for Advancement of Hispanics in Science and Engineering Education
- City Year Corp
- Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute
- Cornell Farmworker Program
- First Generation Summer Fellowship
- Hispanic Association of Colleges National Internship Program
- Hispanic-Serving Health Professions Schools Internship Program
- INROADS Internships
- Latino Heritage Internship Program
- Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship at Cornell University
- National Council of Entrepreneurial Tech Transfer
- New York Theatre Workshop
- OADI Internship Database
- Public Policy & International Affairs Fellowship Program
- Puerto Rican Legal Defense & Education Fund
- Scholarships, Fellowships, & Financial Aid Resources for Undocumented Students (Pomona College)
- Smithsonian Opportunities
- Summer Opportunities for Undergraduate Minority Students
- Summer Research and Professional Development Programs for Undocumented College Students in the USA in STEM Fields
- Morgan Stanley
- United Nations Headquarters Internship Program
- White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics
- Writers on the Verge
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.
- Navigating Graduate School: Resource Guide for Undocumented Students
- Law: The Dream Bar Association – A non-profit organization that includes undocumented pre-law, current law students and practitioners in its membership.
- The Law School Admissions Council (LSAC) Will waive the LSAT fee if you have DACA and apply for a fee waiver.
- Medical Schools Open to Undocumented & DACA Students
- Pre-Health/Medicine Dreamers
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.
- Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement (HACE)
- Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities (HACU)
- Association of Latino Professionals for America
- The DREAM Bar Association (DBA) – For undocumented immigrants who are interested in pursuing a law career.
- United We Dream
- Pre-Health Dreamers
- Rutgers Student-Alumni Career Connect
- UndocuBlack Network
- UndocuUndergrads National Network
- Undocumented Professions Network