Eligibility Requirements 


Organizations applying must be a 501c3 or have a fiscal sponsorship. Interested organizations must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Have an office located in San Francisco or conduct business in San Francisco.

  • Serve Bay Area immigrant communities and other vulnerable populations.

  • Capacity to supervise and mentor a fellow for 16 hours a week.

  • Provide appropriate workspace and equipment. 

  • Commit to a six-month or year-long fellowship track.

  • Attend two fellowship meetings, orientation & fellowship conclusion. 

  • **The interest form may not include direct political and/or lobbying activities.**

Responsibilities & Impact


Accepted organizations will be matched with a DreamSF Fellow. The fellow will dedicate16 hours a week for a minimum of 384 hours to a maximum of 832 hours (six or twelve months).


  • The organization is responsible for the creation of SMART goals.

  • Creating objectives based on skills or knowledge a fellow can achieve by the end of the fellowship cycle.

  • Identifying professional development opportunities.

  • Maintaining a flexible schedule to accommodate the academic needs of a fellow.

  • Schedule supervision meetings at least once a month. 

  • Mentorship meetings or establish a mentorship connection with other staff members. 


Organizations that participate in the DreamSF program benefit greatly from cultivating the leadership and professional development of a DreamSF Fellow. Our program enables organizations to receive critical support while creating a professional pathway for the next generation of immigrant leaders and professionals. 


"Deisy has mastered skills related to client outreach and communications and has sought out substantive training opportunities on immigration and re-entry through the Pro Bono Training Institute." - OneJustice, 2018 cohort.


"Lizbeth has a strong work ethic. She is consistent, reliable, and eager to learn. She has worked tirelessly in support of the programs and has been a tremendous help to the facilitators." - Good Samaritan Family Resource Center, 2018 cohort. 


"Kenzi developed and led community outreach and education workshops during the month of November. She has included a sharp analysis of immigrant rights, history, and provided resources to directly impacted immigrant communities. She has been consistent in the high quality of her work and delivered exceptional results. She is dedicated and committed to the issues and the work." - Chinese for Affirmative Action, 2017 cohort. 


"Mario has been doing a great job at wrapping up his cases and being thorough to make sure nothing fell through the cracks during his time here. He has gone above and beyond for his DACA clients, and for the larger immigrant community as a whole." - Legal Services for Children, 2017 cohort. 


Submit Your Interest Form 



Take these three steps to prepare your interest form! 


1. Review the eligibility requirements!


2. Discuss the opportunity with your team and make the commitment!



3. Submit your application! 





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