UndocuCareer Development Fund

UndocuCareer Development Fund


To broaden and diversify opportunities for undocumented students widely in professional, academic, and/or research based experiences, we have launched the new program called the UndocuCareer Development Fund. The UndocuCareer Development Fund has replaced the previously known Professional Career Development Program (PCDP). In the UCDF program format, students will have the opportunity to apply for funding directly that can be used to cover participation in a variety of opportunities such as: 


  • Unpaid internships, fellowships, research, and volunteer opportunities
  • Attend conferences 
  • Participate in trainings and certificate programs that require a fee
  • Engage in entrepreneurship opportunities 
  • Enroll in graduate and professional school prep
  • Among many more professional development opportunities!


UndocuCareer Development Opportunity Funding Overview


*This opportunity is open to all undocustudents and funding will be processed as a scholarship through the Financial Aid Office.* 


  • As a note, the total amount a student can request ultimately depends on the opportunity they are hoping to request funding for. 


To learn more about the student eligibility criteria and access the link to the application, please click on our “Prospective Applicants” link.


Note to Staff/Faculty/Organizations

If you are a staff, faculty, or organization that would like to host a student for an experiential learning opportunity (e.g., fellowship/internship/research opportunity), please contact Career

Success Experiential Learning Team at uccel@ucsc.edu to be added to a resource list for students that are eligible for the UndocuCareer Development Fund and are looking for opportunities. As a note, students will be applying for funding with us, but they will be securing fellowship/internship/volunteer opportunities directly with departments and organizations.