Labor Summer Internship Application

Please complete the following application and upload your resume as a pdf labeled with your First and Last Name and Academic Level. Applications without a resume will NOT be considered.

If you would like to select multiple options under a drop down menu, press “Control” (or “Shift” on a Mac) while making your selections.

Section I: Basic Information

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University Email:






* Have you attended a community college?

* What is your major/program?

* What is your current academic level?

Would you need any special accommodations to participate in the program?

Language Skills
* Besides English, do you speak any other languages?

If so, which language?

Second language skill level:

If applicable, name a third language you speak:

Third language skill level:

Demographic information
Labor Summer welcomes participation from people of all races, ethnicities, national origins, and gender identities and sexual orientation.

Gender Identity:

Gender Pronouns:


If you selected other, please fill in your race here:

Are you an immigrant to the U.S.?

If yes, what country are you from?

Are you a DACA recipient?:

Are you a first generation college student?:

Have you personally been impacted by foster care?

Have you personally been impacted by mass incarceration?

Section II: Eligibility and Availability

* What term do you anticipate graduating? (e.g. Spring 2024)

* Will this internship fulfill any academic or program requirements? If yes, please describe.

* Do you have any time constraints (summer classes, a part-time job) that would prevent you from committing 40 hours per week to the internship program over the summer?

* Will you be looking for full-time employment after the internship?

* If given the opportunity, are you interested in continuing this internship beyond the required eight weeks?

Section III: Housing & Transportation

* What city will you be living in this summer?

If you selected other, please tell us where you’ll be living:

* Do you have access to a car that you can use throughout the internship?

* Do you have a valid driver’s license?

Section IV: Resume

Applications without a resume will NOT be considered. In order for your resume to be reviewed and considered the document name needs to be your “First and Last Name and Academic Level.” Failure to do so will render your application incomplete.

Please upload your resume:

Section V: Short Answer Questions

Please answer the following short answer questions. We recommend your responses be 250-500 words each.

* What motivated you to apply to this internship? Why do you think you are a good fit for the Labor Summer program?

* How does this internship fit into your future plans? How do you hope this internship will help your academic goals or career trajectory?

* Have you taken classes or studied with professors that have sparked your interest in learning more about the labor movement?

Please tell us about the classes/professors that have inspired you:

* Have you had a job before?

If yes, please describe your experience as a worker. What were the most common workplace issues that the majority of the workers faced?

* Have you, or anyone you know, been represented by a labor union or worked where workers tried to organize a union?

If yes, please tell us about that.

* What role do you think unions play in society?

* Have you been involved with any organizing or activism, either on or off campus?

If yes, please describe your experience.

* Do you have any specific interests or skills you’d like to develop this summer?:

Are you involved with any student groups? If so which ones and what is your role?

Do you have any experience in organizing around social justice issues on campus or in your community?

If so, please describe your experience with social justice work:

Have you planned an event? (Teach-in, rally, student group meeting, panel, etc).

If yes, please describe the event, what your role was, what tasks you performed, and how the event turned out.

Have you recruited people to attend an event, take an action, sign a petition, etc?

If yes, please explain how you approached the conversation and how you convinced the person to commit.

Do you have experience doing cold calls, phone banking, or door knocking?

If yes, please describe your experience:

Please select which digital organizing software you have experience with:

If you selected other, please describe other organizing software you’ve used:

The UC Berkeley Labor Center will also host an alternative Spring Break program called “Solidarity Spring” this Spring 2024. This program is predominantly for Freshman, Sophomores, and Transfer Students interested in gaining a hands-on service learning experience to learn and engage with the Bay Area labor movement. Are you interested in receiving information to apply to Solidarity Spring when the application is released in early Spring 2024? Contact Bahaar Tadjbakhsh at for more information or questions.
Yes, please send me information on Solidarity Spring: