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Fellows and Applicants

​EXTENDED Appli​cation Deadlin​e: Sunday March 15, 2020

The Office of Immigrant Relations will recruit 15 fellows for the 2020 summer New Americans Fellowship (NAF). Fellows will be placed in a variety of County departments known as host sites.

Host sites for the 2020 NAF have not been selected​. To view a list of host sites that participated in the past, click here​.
Depending on the host site, fellows may work on the following elements pertaining to immigrants:

  • ​​LGBTQ and women's rights and resources
  • Public safety
  • Protecting immigrant communities from immigration fraud
  • Civic engagement, community education, and outreach
  • Supporting access to services for limited and non English speaking individuals
  • Financial literacy and navigating access to services​​​

To Qualify, All Must Apply
  • Current recipient of Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals (DACA) with work permit eligibility through the entire length of the fellowship (June 2020 - September 2020)
  • Employment authorization card
  • Currently working, living, or attending school in Santa Clara County
  • Commit to 10 weeks between July 2020 - September 2020
  • Undergraduate, graduate, or recent college graduate
  • Desire to be involved in social justice for the immigrant community

Timeline (exact timeline will be determined after applications close)
  • EXTENDED Application Deadline: Sunday March 15, 2020
  • Letter(s) of Recommendation Due: Wednesday  March 18, 2020
  • Notification of Selection: April 6, 2020
  • Fellowship: 10 weeks between June 2020 and September 2020 (we anticipate starting on the 2nd or 3rd week of June 2020)

  • Up to $10,000 stipend to cover living expenses
  • Mentorship from subject matter experts
  • Letter(s) of recommendation
  • Exposure to local government
  • Professional skills such as:
    • Research and policy analysis 
    • Public communication and group facilitation
    • Graphic design and marketing
    • Develop knowledge to intergovernmental processes
    • Project support and management
    • County software​
    • Serve as ambassadors to improve and expand immigrant integration

How to Apply 
  • Complete the application (deadline is March 15, 2020)
  • ​College transcript(s)
  • Provide 1-2 letters of recommendation from individuals or organizations you have worked or collaborated with that can provide insight to your public service activities and leadership skills (due Wednesday March 18, 2020)

Send us an email!

​Apply now

*Extended!: Application deadline is Sunday March 15, 2020
*Letter(s) of recommendation due Wednesday March 18, 2020


Past Cohorts

Five 2019 fellows pose with Census 2020 campaign 
2019 fellow working with media during a press conference2019 fellow's poster. Tag dedication reads "This is for my parents, friends, family, and those who continue to stay strong... 
Two 2019 fellows write messages about their fellow cohort 
Last updated: 3/9/2020 4:47 PM