The Dream Summer program has provided 418 internship opportunities to immigrant youth and allies throughout the nation. Dream Summer participants have engaged in social justice work and movement building by addressing the intersections of immigrant rights issues with queer and transgender communities, the Asian Pacific Islander community, mass incarceration and deportations perpetuated by the criminalization of people of color, and health care access for all.
Since 2013, Dream Summer has included Healthy California, as a special project. Interns who participate in this project promote the right to access health care, regardless of immigration status. For more information on this cohort visit Undocumented and Uninsured. Participants are placed in social justice organizations for 10 weeks. Dream Summer interns work closely with their host organization to incorporate and strengthen the inclusion of undocumented immigrant issues onto the organization’s social justice work. Dream Summer participants receive a $5,000 award for their completion and participation in the program.
For more information, visit the Dream Summer program website.