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Building community

              shaping your future

Fellows are paired with local immigrant-serving community organizations and gain hands-on experience in direct services, advocacy, and immigration law, and more while growing a network of mentors. Fellows receive professional mentorship and attend weekly enrichment seminars to support their growth as leaders and community advocates.
The DreamSF Fellowship is a paid San Francisco-based leadership and 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.
I learned more about myself and I gained skills not just professionally, but also personally. I am now more aware of the impact I can make.

Nadia, DreamSF Fellow 2015


Develop your professional skills


The DreamSF Fellowship is a paid opportunity to gain professional experience in direct services, advocacy, community outreach, immigrant rights work and more.


In addition to the immigrant-serving experience at their host organizations, fellows gain experience in a variety of topics such as financial empowerment, networking, self-care, and more during weekly professional enrichment seminars.

Grow your network

DreamSF Fellows are connected to an ever-growing network of mentors. These mentorship opportunities help guide fellows on their professional journeys. 


Fellows also work directly with immigrant communities and social justice movements in the Bay Area.

Get involved

DreamSF Fellows are connected to leadership, volunteer, and community engagement opportunities both during and after the fellowship.     

Am I the right candidate?


We are looking for future DreamSF Fellows that are:

  • Invested in working with and supporting immigrant communities.

  • ​Motivated, hard-working and open to a wide range of personal and professional growth

  • Have an immigrant experience and can articulate a relationship to their immigrant community

  • 18 years old or older

Learn more about the DreamSF Fellowship eligibility requirements here.








Our host sites

DreamSF partners with local non-profits that serve immigrant communities:
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The DreamSF Fellowship really impacted me. It allowed me to connect with San Francisco’s immigrant communities and offer support. Not only was I getting an opportunity to understand myself as a professional, but the DreamSF Fellowship helped shape me for the next step of my professional career.
Ivan, DreamSF Fellow, 2016
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The DreamSF Fellowship is a program of The City & County of San Francisco Office of Civic Engagement & Immigrant Affairs (OCEIA).
OCEIA’s mission is to promote inclusive policies and foster immigrant assistance programs that lead to full civic, economic and linguistic integration.
Learn about other OCEIA initiatives:
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