The Mentorship and Professional Development (MPD) Fellowship Program provides junior and senior undergraduate students with the opportunity to be paid--regardless of work authorization--to participate in a culturally relevant mentorship and professional development program. The MPD interns are a group of dedicated students with a thirst for knowledge and preparation for post-graduation endeavors such as graduate/professional school and or entrepreneurship. Interns will receive a stipend of $1,000 disbursed in two payments of $500. 

MPD intended outcomes 

  • Identify individual post-graduate academic and vocational pathways of interest 
  • Build community with staff/faculty/community members engaged in post-graduate academic, vocational, and entrepreneurial pathways of interest 
  • Present a professional portfolio: a statement of purpose, diversity statement, a story of self, writing sample, cover letter, resume, curriculum vitae (CV) and professional headshots, business card design, etc. 
  • Reflect, create, and define a culturally relevant sense of professional identity 
  • Connect with peers meaningfully through co-curricular and academic engagement 

Program requirements

Fellows must meet the following criteria to qualify for the MPD Fellowship Program:

  • Student must be a currently enrolled UC Davis undergraduate student with at least 90 units of academic credit completed by the end of Fall Quarter 2023
  • Student must be in good academic standing maintaining satisfactory progress (not subject to dismissal)
  • Must have completed AB540 verifications and California State Dream Act Applications on file with UC Davis Financial Aid
  • Must complete the entire MPD Fellowship Program application by the announced deadline

  • Student must be able to commit approximately 8-10 hours per week towards the completion of the program

**Undocumented students with CA Dream Act applications on file and with/without work authorization (DACA, TPS, etc.) are highly encouraged to apply** 


Questions? Contact Laura Bohorquez Garcia at