Graduate Funding Information Service

January 20, 2021

UCLA Labor Center Dream Summer Fellowship

Application Deadline: February 19, 2021 at 12:00 noon Pacific Time

  • For immigrant youth and allies
  • No academic affiliation required
  • Open to social justice leaders and those wanting to learn
  • Includes a $5,000 fellowship award

Dream Summer is an annual national fellowship of the UCLA Labor Center’s Dream Resource Center (DRC). Through Dream Summer, the DRC has provided over 750 fellowship opportunities to immigrant youth and allies and has partnered with over 265 social justice organizations across the country. Dream Summer:

  • Empowers immigrant youth and allies to be the next generation of social justice leaders through leadership and professional development, movement building, and on-the-ground experience in social justice organizations.
  • Creates a safe and healing space for immigrant youth and allies to connect and build with one another.
  • Promotes an intersectional, cross-racial, and intergenerational approach to social justice that addresses the needs of immigrant communities.

Fellows are placed within social justice-based host organizations and work closely with their host organization to incorporate and strengthen the role of immigrant rights 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 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; COVID-19 relief efforts and post-COVID-19 economic recovery efforts; and health care access for all.

Dream Summer will happen virtually in 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Staff will notify participants immediately of any changes.

Click here for more information, including how to apply.