DRC Internship

 

The Dream Resource Center Internship Program was developed in partnership with the Institute of Civic and Community Engagement as an opportunity for students to participate in a service learning program in collaboration with a service learning designated course.  As an intern, you will be provided a structured experience while learning about the resources available for the undocumented community. Interns will have the opportunity to support the AB 540 and/or Undocumented community through peer assistance and program development. Participants will be able to assist the current efforts of the Dream Resource Center (DRC), develop new educational opportunities for their peers, gain professional development, and network with on and off campus partners.

Through the participation as interns at the Dream Resource Center, students will be able to:
 
·       Demonstrate an understanding of the social justice and equity issues undocumented students face;
 
·       Analyze factual information, historical events, and present-day cases as they apply to and influence equity and inclusion;
 
·       Discuss opposing views regarding concepts of equity and inclusion;
 
·       Develop cultural knowledge of others through cultural humility and empathy;
 
·       Identify best practices needed to support the undocumented student experience;
 
·       Distinguish the different support systems available to undocumented students;
 
·       Develop an understanding of the operations of the Dream Resource Center and the Division of Equity & Community Inclusion;
 
·       Indicate university policies and procedures that directly relate to student safety, privacy, and confidentiality;
 
·       Recognize critical facilitation skills for a variety of settings and audiences;
 
·       Discover the steps to successful program planning for effective implementation and assessment.

 

Interns will work closely with the Dream Resource Center's AB 540 Dream Coordinator to create a structure that best suits their needs all while supporting the center with the following duties: 

Administrative Duties

Selected interns will learn about the administrative functions of the DRC, assist with marketing/advertising, and provide feedback on current organizational structures.

Interns will be treated as representatives of the Dream Resource Center but will not be expected to advise students on AB 540 and/or Undocumented related issues. Instead, interns will be able to provide a welcoming atmosphere to students visiting the center and be a peer resource as SF State students.

Duties may include:

  • Answering the phone as well as calling campus and off campus partners when needed
  • Translating documents in other languages
  • Organizing and decorating the center

Programming Assistance

The DRC offers a number of educational programs each semester for the AB 540 and/or Undocumented student population and allies.  Interns will have the opportunity to assist in the planning and executing of these events.

Programming duties may include:

  • Assisting with event planning and executing
  • Creating advertisements of the DRC and center-related programs
  • Promoting events on social media outlets
  • Supporting campus outreach events
  • Building relationships with on and off campus partners

The center will be hosting a series of events throughout the academic year. Some of these events include but are not limited to:

Fall Semester

  • UndocuWeek: A week-long event that showcases the undocumented student experience through a series of programming events while building community across SF State;
  • Dream Resource Center Open House: Nearby high schools and middle schools are invited to come to SF State to learn more about the campus and the services we offer to Undocumented Students;
  • Continue the Dream Scholarship Reception: Continue the Dream Scholarship recipients are awarded and celebrated at this reception.
  • UndocuAlly Trainings: We offer two trainings in the Fall/Spring and one in Summer to train faculty and staff members on how to support the AB 540 and/or Undocumented student population

Spring Semester

  • Beyond Borders Ceremony: An event dedicated to celebrating the graduation of our undocumented student population;
  • Sneak Preview: The Dream Resource Center will provide a workshop to AB 540 and/or Undocumented students and families about the services the center provides
  • CA Dream Act Drives: This events are designed to help assist current and incoming students in filling out their CA Dream Act application

Summer Break

  • Orientation Workshops: During New Student Orientation we offer assistance to all incoming AB 540 and/or Undocumented students;
  • Dream Resource Center New Student Orientation: The center organizes an orientation day for AB 540 and/or undocumented students.

Intern Requirements

  • Must be a currently enrolled SF State Undergraduate or Graduate Student
  • Complete a minimum of 20 hours a semester (2-3hrs/wk) and/or as required for your CSL / CIC. (Students may complete their hours anytime during the week. We will accommodate your schedule for you to finish your required hours)
  • Available to meet once a week for one-hour team meetings (time and date will be decided once interns are selected)
  • Understand the confidentiality of personal information for AB 540 and/or undocumented students
  • Familiar with AB 540, CA Dream Act, Deferred Action laws and regulations
  • Has a passion and dedication to educational access, social justice and advocacy for AB 540 and/or undocumented students
  • Creative, self-motivated, and organized
  • Possess good communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Bilingual in Spanish, Tagalog, Cantonese, or Mandarin preferred but not required
  • Able to work with diverse populations

 

For more information contact the AB 540 Dream Coordinator Norma Salcedo at dreamers@sfsu.edu or via phone at 415-405-3503