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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 American 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, Census, Office of Immigrant Relations, Reentry Services, Board of Supervisors, and more.

The Fellowship

  • Full-time, 10-week paid internship opportunity during Summer 2019 
  • Fellows work on a research and/or community engagement projects focused on immigrant integration 
  • Fellows are placed at a county agency, department, board office, or participating non-profit organization 

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: Paid i​nternship, $25 per hour
  • Letter(s) of recommendation
  • Experience working on behalf of county government​

How to Apply

  • 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 order which provided administrative relief from deportation under the Obama administration.​


Last updated: 3/15/2019 9:39 AM