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Apply to become

a

DreamSF Fellow!

The DreamSF Fellowship allowed me to create long lasting friendships with like-minded individuals that share my struggles and understand me. This fellowship opened the door to networking opportunities and helped gain a multitude of professional contacts. This opportunity has led to job opportunities that I'm still benefiting from to this day.
Luis Quiroz, DreamSF Fellow, 2017
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This program is welcome to everyone who meets the minimum qualifications. You can apply regardless
of your immigration status.
The DreamSF Fellowship is a paid leadership and professional development program for immigrants in the Bay Area.

Applications for the 2022-2023 DreamSF cohort are now closed.  

 

Eligibility Requirements

You can apply to the DreamSF Fellowship if you are:

 

  • 18 years of age or older

  • Living in the Bay Area

  • Available 20 hours a week

  • Available from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm every Friday

  • Proficient in English

You also need to be currently enrolled, planning to enroll in, or recent graduate from an educational program such as a 2 or 4-year university or trade school.

You must also:

  • Commit to a 6 month or 11 month fellowship

  • Be invested in working with and supporting immigrant communities.

  • Have an immigrant experience and a strong connection to your immigrant community.

  • Fluency in an additional language is preferred, but not required.

Learn more about the DreamSF application process in our FAQ section.

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What you'll need

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The DreamSF Fellowship application you will be asked to provide basic personal and professional information as well as the following:

 

  • Responses to 3 short answer questions of about 250 words each and
     

  • 3 essays of about 500 words each.

    Short answer questions and essay topics are about your professional skills, goals, and interests; the role migration has played in your life; and your personal growth.

How to submit your application:

Review the checklist below and submit a complete application by the deadline. Check that you have completed and proofread all essay responses.​

 

Your application is ready to submit with the following:

  • A clear commitment to a 6 month or 11 month fellowship track at the time of the application

  • A complete list of all possible time commitments for the next six months (or eleven months, depending on the track)

  • Confirmation that you are available to attend weekly enrichment seminars on Fridays from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm 

  • Confirmation that you can commit to 20 hours a week, Monday through Friday, between 9:00 am to 6:00 pm for the duration of your fellowship

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Frequently Asked Questions

The DreamSF Fellowship gave me an opportunity to figure out who I wanted to be. As an immigrant in this country, there are so many times that I didn’t know who I was and didn’t know how to even start. Thanks to the fellowship and my amazing cohort, I was able to build a solid group of friends and mentors who guide me and can share similar experiences. 
 
Maria Gavaldon, DreamSF Fellow, 2017
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