Learn organizing or research and policy skills for Social & Economic Justice

labor center flyerHave you ever organized a meeting? Researched an issue? Volunteered in your community? Taught a class? Do you have the courage to knock on a door and listen to someone’s story? Can you imagine a better future for the working poor? If your answer to any of these questions is “yes” or if you want to learn how to do these things, then Labor Summer is for you!

The UC Berkeley Center for Labor Research and Education (Labor Center) and co-sponsor San Francisco Central Labor Council are offering students an opportunity to spend their summer learning about social and economic justice and reflecting on the intersections of race, class, gender, and immigration in the labor movement. Labor Summer is a full-time, PAID, intensive eight-week educational internship program from June 17 – August 9, 2019.

The Learn Organizing Skills Track introduces students to learning about organizing campaigns in unions and community-based organizations. Interns will learn the tools of the trade such as campaign planning, communications, coalition-building, worker education and training, and campaign evaluation.

The Applied Research and Policy Track teaches students research skills that make an impact in unions and community-based organizations. Students get the opportunity to learn from union researchers involved in some of the nation’s most exciting and important organizing and policy campaigns. As a part of the orientation, Applied Research and Policy interns participate in the Labor Center’s two-day Strategic Research Workshop where they are joined by researchers working at labor unions and community-based organizations. Together they learn the basics of strategic and policy research in a labor environment and some labor economics.

Find out more and apply to the UC Berkeley Labor Summer Internship Program.

Applications are due Monday, February 25, 2019, 11:59 PM (PST)

“Labor Summer has helped me grow tremendously as an organizer, working on actual campaigns and gaining skills to use in other organizing as well.”Labor Summer intern, 2018

“Labor Summer completely changed my perspective on the value and dignity of work, and has helped me learn what kind of work I aspire to do in the future.”—Labor Summer Intern 2018