Graduate Funding Information Service

January 31, 2020

UCLA Labor Center Dream Summer Program

Application Deadline: February 14, 2020, 12pm PST

The Dream Summer Fellowship is an annual program of the UCLA Dream Resource Center founded in 2011. Over the past nine years, Dream Summer has provided over 694 fellowship opportunities to immigrant youth and allies and has partnered with over 250 social justice organizations across the country.

Participants are placed within social justice-based organizations and work closely with their host organization to incorporate and strengthen the role of immigrant issues alongside the organization’s social justice work. Over the summer, fellows engage and lead social justice efforts by aligning the call for immigrant rights issues alongside the unique challenges of queer and transgender communities, Asian and Pacific Islander communities, Black immigrant communities, the ongoing mass incarceration and criminalization of people of color, worker rights, and health care access for all. 

Dream Summer fellows receive a $5,000 fellowship award for their participation in the program, leadership and professional development trainings, and become part of a national alumni network of over 650 immigrant rights leaders. 


Dream Summer 2020 is open to both experienced social justice leaders and those who wish to begin or strengthen their involvement in social justice. If you are an organizer, artist, event planner, grant writer, graphic designer, researcher, photographer, social media guru, have strong public speaking and/or writing skills, data analysis, data entry, web developer, workshop facilitator, language interpreter/translator, or have any other skills that you would like to utilize to advance a social justice movement, this is the program for you. 

  • A commitment to immigrant rights and social justice. 
  • At least 18 years of age by June 18, 2020. 
  • Full-time availability from Wednesday, June 17th to Sunday, August 16, 2020. 
  • Available to travel on Wednesday, June 17th to attend the orientation retreat hosted in Los Angeles from Thursday, June 18th, to Saturday, June 20, 2020. 
  • Available to travel on Thursday, August 13 to attend the closing retreat hosted in Los Angeles from Friday, August 14, to Sunday, August 16, 2020. 

For more information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.