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New Americans Fellowship 2019

The County of Santa Clara Office of Immigrant Relations invites eligible applicants to apply to its New Americans Fellowship program. Deadline is April 12, 2019. Fellows will be placed in a variety of County agencies such as the Office of Women's Policy, Office of LGBTQ Affairs, Office of the Census, Office of Immigrant Relations, Reentry Services, Board of Supervisors, Office of the Public Defender, Office of Labor Standards Enforcement, Division of Equity and Social Justice, Public Health Depapartment, Behavior Health, and more.

The Fellowship

  • Full-time, 10-week paid training opportunity during Summer 2019 
  • Fellows develop experience working in county government by working on research and/or community engagement projects focused on immigrant integration
  • Fellows are placed at a county agency, department, or board office

Eligibility Checklist (all must apply)

  • Current DACA recipient; and
  • Employment authorization card; and
  • Current resident: working living, or attending school in Santa Clara County; and
  • Can commit to 40 hrs/week; and
  • Undergraduate, graduate, or recent graduate; and
  • Desire to be involved in social justice for the immigrant community.


  • Application Deadline: April 12, 2019 
  • Notification of Selection: May 15, 2019 
  • Fellowship: June 10, 2019 – August 16, 2019 


  • Compensation:  $10,000 stipend
  • Letter(s) of recommendation
  • Experience working within county government​

How to Apply (applications for 2019 has closed)

  • Click for online application  
  • Provide 1-2 letters of recommendation from individuals or organizations you’ve worked collaborated with that can provide insight to your public service activities and leadership skills 
  • Unofficial college transcripts 
  • Submit the fully completed application with 1 - 2  letter(s) of recommendation, and college transcript(s) 
  • For users without Gmail accounts, apply here​ and email letters of recommendation and college transcripts to


Must be a current DACA recipient

What is DACA?​

• DACA, otherwise known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, was an executive action understaken by the Obama Administration that has provided administrative relief from deportation for certain immigrants who came to the United States as children.


Last updated: 5/31/2019 10:43 AM