Beyond Rising is a paid internship program for undocumented youth in New York City run by Oyate Group. Aimed at combating cycles of underemployment and poverty in immigrant communities, the internship program provides undocumented youth the paid opportunity to gain college career readiness skills.
Launched in 2022, Beyond Rising places participating high schoolers in administrative offices at local colleges and universities and offers them additional enrichment activities at Oyate Group’s offices including art projects, mentoring, skills training, resume prep, college visits and field trips and more. Participants receive a stipend from Oyate Group for the entirety of the program. The program runs throughout the year, with summer and school-year cohorts.