HEALTH AND SCIENCE INTERNSHIPS DATABASES
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San Francisco State Biology Bulletin – Electronic Bio Bulletin features Department of Biology, College of Science & Engineering and University news, announcements about upcoming scientific conferences, workshops, and lectures, and academic, research, internship, funding, employment and volunteer opportunities. Subscribe to the weekly bulletin sent each Tuesday by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
DREAM Summer Internship Program* – Annual nationwide summer internship program for undocumented immigrant youth and allies to be placed at various host organizations across various disciplines (Legal, Youth Empowerment, Health, Social Justice, etc). Deadline is April 15, 2013!
Health Career Connection* – Annual nationwide summer internship program for college students and recent college graduates who are looking to gain experience working within the various fields of Public Health.
San Francisco Bay Area HCOP – A joint collaboration between UC Berkeley School of Public Health, Stanford School of Medicine, and San Francisco State University to increase diversity in the health professions by providing specific programs and activities to disadvantaged students. Stanford Summer HCOP is for pre-medical students, UC Berkeley HCOP is for those interested in public health, and SF State has many programs.
Co-op/Internships and Summer Research Opportunities in the Life Sciences – A general listing to many summer internship programs and opportunities nationwide, which may or may not be supportive of undocumented students
Pathways to Science – database of different science opportunities for undergraduates
SCHOLARSHIP LISTS FOR UNDOCUMENTED STUDENTS
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PHD’s 2015 Scholarship Listing* – list of DACA/Undocu-friendly scholarship opportunities for students pursuing Dental, Medicine, Nursing, and other graduate programs.
E4FC’s Scholarship List and Guide* – “This carefully researched list contains 32 pages of up-to-date information about scholarships available for Bay Area immigrant students PLUS advice and tips for writing winning scholarship applications. This list is revised regularly, so please check back often for updates.”
10,000 Degrees* – Numerous scholarships for residents of Marin County in the Northern California region.
Act of A Dream (at Harvard) Scholarship List* – Amazing, searchable list of 300+ scholarship for undocumented students!
ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT RESOURCES:
My Health Career Navigator – aims to “assist students, recent graduates and career changers to discover and successfully pursue your authentic health career and educational path” by providing a forum for communication, connecting students to events and resources to prepare for a career in the health professions.
Letterbanc – This promising, recently established website aims to level the playing field for academic and professional development by allowing students to search for various funding opportunities, as well as store and send letters of recommendation, resumes, and more once a profile is created.
LINKS TO USEFUL ORGANIZATIONS:
Immigrants Rising – A non-profit in San Francisco that supports undocumented students in their pursuit of college, career, and citizenship. They offer holistic programming which includes scholarships, legal services, professional and personal development workshops, and a strong peer network for undocumented students.
Curran & Berger LLP: Immigration Law Offices – Information on the DREAM Act, Work visas, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, and more resources and links.
Santa Clara University, School of Law - The Santa Clara University, School of Law has recently published several informative articles that includes navigating graduate school and law and policy.
ADDITIONAL, GENERAL RESOURCES FROM CURRAN & BERGER LLP:
Routes Toward Legalization for Undocumented Students – a great visual, “big picture” flow chart guide offering an overview of paths toward immigration.
Repository of Resources for Undocumented Students – a work-in-progress, state-by-state resource for high school students navigating the college application process. Contains information about California, Kansas, Nebraska, New Mexico, New York, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah, Washington, and Wisconsin.
Education, Not Deportation: A Guide for Undocumented Youth in Removal Proceedings – comprehensive guide for undocumented youth that find themselves in removal (deportation) proceedings.
Immigration Options for DREAMers under EXISTING Law – Article by Angelo Paparelli, noted immigration attorney, about the more obscure (and risky) options for legalization. Blog also contains several good links.
Living in the United States: A Guide for Immigrant Youth – information put together by the Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC). See Page 4 for a list of “9 Things Every Undocumented Youth Should Know.”
OPT 29 Month Rule (NAFSA Resource Library) – regarding OPT extensions for individuals in STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) fields
Beyond Deferred Action: Long-term Immigration Remedies Every Dreamer Should Know About – This article, authored by Curran & Berger LLP and brought to you by E4FC, is a great starting point if you are investigating long-term immigration options.