AB540 and Undocumented Students

The Internship and Career Center (ICC) is committed to providing undocumented/AB 540 students with professional and career development services and resources. Undocumented students have a number of opportunities available during and after graduation from UC Davis, including internships, graduate school, and various forms of employment. Internships can provide an opportunity for undocumented students to determine whether they are interested in a particular career, gain experience in a field, and create a professional network. Nonpaid internships are a great way to gain meaningful work experience without being considered an employee.

For additional information about services and resources available for undocumented/AB 540 students at UC Davis visit the AB540 and Undocumented Student Center.

California Dream Act

The California Dream Act allows undocumented and nonresident documented students who meet certain criteria to receive private scholarships funded through public universities, State administered financial aid, and university grants.

  • California Dream Act Information:  California Student Aid Commission (CSAC)
  • California Dream Act Frequently asked Questions for Students and Parents: Information about the types of financial aid available to Dream Act students

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

 DACA is an administrative policy that allows eligible undocumented immigrants to receive a two-year deferment of their deportation and grants them work authorization.

  • DACA and Your Workplace Rights FAQ: A list of frequently asked questions about employment rights of DACA-approved individuals, prepared by the National Immigration Law Center.