Career Development

Career Resources for Undocumented Students

Undocumented students possess unique strengths and face unique challenges in their career journeys. The Career Development Center staff, along with the Oberlin community, are here to offer support to undocumented students navigating the career search.

Finding Opportunities

There are many online resources for finding jobs and internships. Check out the diversity resources that our Career Development Center offers to Oberlin students. When you search for opportunities, keep in mind your ability to accept a paid or unpaid position.

Fellowships & Internships 

Finding Support for Unpaid Internships

As an undocumented student, you may also be managing financial stressors that make it difficult to pursue unpaid internships. There are some resources available at Oberlin and externally that may help you manage financial constraints. Additionally, you might also consider finding freelance, contract, or remote opportunities from organizations across the world.

Join or research a few professional organizations. You’ll meet other people in your community and field who can share their knowledge and perspective. This will give you a better understanding of your identity in the workplace. This is not a comprehensive list. We encourage you to search for associations in relation to your field of interest.