Career Resources

From the Web

Undocumented Graduate & Professional Student Resource Hub Copy

Source: Higher Ed Immigration Portal

Fellowships and Other Non-Employment Based Opportunities for Undocumented Students

Fellowship & internship resources for undocumented students.

Source: Higher Ed Immigration Portal

Fellowship Information

Fellowship information & resources for undocumented students, their families, and allies.

Source: My Undocumented Life

ITIN Checklist


Source: United Way of California

How to Apply for an ITIN

IRS Guide on how to apply for an ITIN.

Source: IRS

Everything You Need to Know about ITINS


Source: Immigrants Rising


Tips for filing taxes

Source: National Immigration Law Center

ITINS, EINS and Taxes

Guide to ITINS, EINS, and taxes.

Source: Immigrants Rising

Credit Reports

Free credit reports


Free Financial Guidance & Assistance

Counseling, workshops, online tools

Source: Balance Pro

SparkPoint Program

Financial coaches

Source: United Way Bay Area

Financial Coaching


Source: Community Action Marin

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Sites

Provides free tax preparation for low-moderate income individuals

Source: IRS

Free Tax Help

Tax filing for college students

Source: The University of Utah

Free Financial Services

Online coaching and mobile app

Source: Mission Asset Fund

Free Tax Help

Free tax filing

Source: GetYourRefund

Free Tax Help

ITIN application and renewal

Source: United Way Bay Area

Microloans for Utah Residents

Small business loans and free business advising

Source: Utah Microloan Fund


Support small business owners and entrepreneurs in California

Source: Mission Asset Fund

Cultivating Food Entrepreneurs

Affordable commercial kitchen space to talented entrepreneurs

Source: La Cocina

SEED Grant

Funding for California residents

Source: Immigrants Rising

Support for Young Entrepreneurs 

Support for college student run businesses, especially those with a social impact, to expand and grow

Source: William G. Nash Foundation

Financial Support System

For small businesses that advance racial, gender, and economic justice for all 

Source: Accion Opportunity Fund

Networking Group

Independent workforce networking group

Source: Freelancers Union

Facebook Group

Immigrants Rising Facebook Group for Entrepreneurs

Source: Immigrants Rising

Income Generation

Webinar series

Source: Immigrants Rising

Making Money

The Non-Citizen’s Guide to Entrepreneurship

Source: New York State Youth Leadership Council

Introduction to Entrepreneurship

How to start a business

Source: Immigrants Rising

Freelance Work

Freelancing platform

Source: Freelancer

Freelance Work

Freelancing platform

Source: Upwork

Freelance Work

Platform that connects freelancers to people or businesses looking to hire

Source: Fiverr

Income Generation Options for Undocumented Students


Source: Immigrants Rising

Guide to Working for Yourself

PDF Guide

Source: Immigrants Rising

Get Started as an Independent Contractor or Freelancer

Guide to the entire process from industry research to contracts and taxes.

Source: Immigrants Rising

List of Internships and Fellowships

For non-DACA students

Source: UC Merced

List of Fellowships & Scholarships for Undocumented Individuals

List of scholarships and fellowships that don’t require proof of U.S. citizenship

Source: Immigrants Rising

What are Fellowships

Information about fellowships

Source: Immigrants Rising

Ambassador Program

Fellowship to support students navigating higher education, with a focus on the needs of systematically excluded communities across the state

Source: Let’s Go to College

Paid Summer Fellowship 

Fellowship opportunities for immigrant youth and allies

Source: Dream Summer

Alternative Income and Career Options for Undocumented Students


Source: President’s Alliance


Health Equity Scholars Programs Application 

Source: Health Career Connection

Research Experiences

Research Experiences for Undergraduates in Software Engineering (REUSE) Program

Source: Carnegie Mellon University

Academic Internships

Placements include natural & cultural resources, education & interpretive programs, communications & media, public affairs, nurseries, museum programs, & more

Source: Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy

Paid SF Leadership & Professional Development Program

For immigrant students and aspiring professionals who seek to gain real-world experience with social justice change-makers in the Bay Area

Source: DreamSF Fellowship

Naturalization Assistance 

FAJ provides FREE naturalization assistance

Source: Filipino Advocates for Justice

Legal Immigration Services 

Provides  representation in the area of deportation defense; approximately 80% of their clients are in deportation proceedings

Source: Pangea Legal Services

Legal Services for LGBTQI+ Immigrants 

Provides quality, holistic and trauma-informed legal immigration services

Source: Oasis Legal Services

Legal Immigration Services 

Legal services agency protecting and advancing the rights of low-income, immigrant, Black, and Latinx communities

Source: Centro Legal de la Raza

Legal Immigration Services in the Bay Area, CA 

Provides culturally competent and linguistically appropriate legal representation, social services, and advocacy

Source: API Legal Outreach

Legal Immigration Services in the Bay Area, CA 

High-quality, affordable immigration legal services, education, and civic engagement opportunities

Source: Immigration Institute of the Bay Area

Immigration Legal Services in East Palo Alto, CA 

Specializes in immigration, housing, workers’ rights, records clearance, and consumer protection

Source: Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto

Free Immigration Legal Services in San Francisco, CA

SFILDC is a collective of 15 organizations dedicated to serving the San Francisco immigrant community. 

Source: The San Francisco Immigrant Legal Defense Collaborative (SFILDC)

Free Immigration Legal Intake 

Online survey to help undocumented young people learn about possible immigration options

Source: Immigrants Rising

Higher Education Legal Services

Free immigration legal services for students, staff, and faculty on CA community colleges

Source: Find Your Ally

Database of Immigration Lawyers

Searchable database of lawyers specializing in immigration legal services

Source: American Immigration Lawyers Association

Database of Immigration Legal Services by State

Searchable database of law firms specializing in immigration legal services

Source: Immigration Law Help

TPS Updates

Updates on changes to TPS program

Source: Immigrant Legal Resource Center

DACA News & Updates

Updates on changes to DACA program

Source: Immigrants Rising

DACA News & Updates

Updates on changes to DACA program

Source: National Immigration Law Center

Undocumented Student Resources

Information about services and protections at UCs

Source: University of California

Undocumented Student Resources

Information about services and protections at CA state universities

Source: The California State University

Undocumented Student Resources

Information about services and protections at CA community colleges

Source: California Community Colleges

Undocumented Youth in Higher Education

Build sustainable and effective best practices for undocumented youth in higher education

Source: UndocuScholars

Immigration Reform Advocacy

Digital platform that integrates data, policies, and resources

Source: Higher Ed Immigration Portal

Advocacy Group

Defending and advancing the rights of immigrants

Source: National Immigration Law Center

Immigrant Youth-Led Community

Spaces for immigrant youth to support, engage, and be empowered

Source: United We Dream

Information for Undocumented Immigrants

Resources for immigrants in the U.S.

Source: Informed Immigrant

Pre-Health DREAMers

Promoting education and healthcare access for immigrant communities

Source: PHDreamers

Improving Immigration Law & Policy

Working with and educating immigrants, community organizations, and the legal sector

Source: Immigration Legal Resource Center

Latino Civil Rights Organization

Advocacy information and resources

Source: UnidosUS

College Access & Success Program for DREAMers

Scholarships and resources to help DREAMers graduate from college with career-ready degrees

Source: TheDream.US

Multigenerational Network of Undocumented Black People

A network for currently and formerly undocumented Black immigrants

Source: UndocuBlack Network

Networking, Community, Empowering

Support for professionals and aspiring professionals regardless of immigration status

Source: Undocumented Professionals

Transforming Lives Through Education

Services and resources for education, careers, getting papers, and mental health

Source: Immigrants Rising