Internships for DACA and Undocumented Students

The following list explores internship opportunities and 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. These opportunities can provide critical professional training and career skills to DACA and undocumented students.

INTERNSHIPS FOR DACA OR UNDOCUMENTED STUDENTS
INTERNSHIP DESCRIPTION DATES DUE COMPENSATION
Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute Global Leaders Program CHLI enables interns to pursue hands-on experience in public policy. Applicants must be enrolled in a four-year college as a sophomore, junior, or senior. DACA students must prove their eligibility to work in the United States. Start dates vary; lasts for 15 weeks (one semester) Varies Monthly stipend (amount varies), Congressional experience, and professional development
American Civil Liberties Union Internships The ACLU offers more than 30 internships for graduate and undergraduate students committed to civil rights and social justice. Start dates vary; lasts for 10 weeks Varies Stipend (amount varies), exposure, experience, and mentorship
American Economic Association Summer Training Program The AEA’s summer internship program — held most recently at Howard University — provides intensive training in microeconomics, econometrics, and math for aspiring graduate students. May to July; lasts for two months Varies A stipend of $3,250 upon completion, tuition and fees, living expenses, transportation, books, and program excursion costs
American Federation of Teachers Internships The AEA’s summer internship program — held most recently at Howard University — provides intensive training in microeconomics, econometrics, and math for aspiring graduate students. May to July; lasts for two months Varies A stipend of $3,250 upon completion, tuition and fees, living expenses, transportation, books, and program excursion costs
American Federation of Teachers Internships The AFT offers more than a dozen internships across departments like higher education, human rights and community relations, and international affairs. The AFT supports numerous advocacy initiatives for DACA students. Varies Varies Varies
Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute R2L@NextGen CHCI offers a free virtual leadership experience for Latino/a high school students, emphasizing civic engagement and collaborative networking opportunities. June to July; lasts for one month Feb. Access to guest speakers (including CHCI alumni and Latino/a community leaders) and exclusive professional networking opportunities
Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Congressional Internship Program CHCI enables interns to work alongside public policy professionals to discuss and develop key initiatives affecting Latino/as. Applicants must be enrolled in a full-time undergraduate program. Spring session: January to April (12 weeks); summer session: May to August (10 weeks); fall session: August to November (12 weeks) Varies $3,750 (fall and spring) and $3,125 (summer); round-trip travel expenses to the fellowship site in Washington, D.C.; housing; and academic credit
INROADS Internship Program A nonprofit dedicated to creating pathways into the workforce for ethnically diverse students, INROADS offers multiple internships for undergraduates majoring in select subjects at regionally accredited universities. Applicants must be enrolled full time with at least one summer or 27 credits remaining before graduation and a minimum 2.8 GPA. Varies Varies Stipend or salary (amount varies); each placement offers individual benefits
Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities National Internship Program HACU offers national and corporate internship programs for students enrolled in a degree-seeking program at an accredited institution with a minimum 3.0 GPA. DACA-eligible applicants may qualify if they can prove their eligibility to work in the United States. National internships: spring, summer, or fall; corporate internships: summer only Rolling Round-trip airfare to and from internship location, housing, mentorship, and professional development experience
LatinoJustice’s Corporate/Law Firm Alliance Summer Program LatinoJustice’s CLASP program offers paid internships at premier New York law firms for first-year law students with a minimum 3.0 GPA enrolled in one of 13 approved East Coast-based universities. Start dates vary; takes place over two consecutive summers Jan. Stipend or salary (amount varies), hands-on experience at a world-renowned law firm
Immigrants Rising Pre-Law Bootcamp Immigrants Rising offers this mini-internship for foreign-born, non-U.S. citizens who are considering applying to law school. Three days Varies Guidance for completing law school applications as an undocumented citizen and networking opportunities with other undocumented pre-law candidates

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