Labor Movement Apprenticeship Program (LMAP)

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Labor Movement Apprenticeship Program (LMAP)

The UC Berkeley Labor Center is launching a new student engagement initiative for the 2022-2023 school year: the Labor Movement Apprenticeship Program (LMAP). This pilot program offers UC Berkeley undergrads the opportunity to gain hands-on experience with unions and labor nonprofits in California.

LMAP is designed for students who have prior experience with Labor Studies and are seeking further training and practice. Participants will deepen their understanding of labor issues, develop skills needed for careers in the labor movement, access resources and mentorship, and gain practical experience advancing campaigns that expand worker power.

Details for LMAP Students

  • Students are paired with one or more organizations during the school year
  • Students will contribute to organizing campaigns, applied research projects, and other activities
  • Students will gather as a cohort 4 times during the year for training, reflection, and peer support
  • Students must be enrolled at UC Berkeley and available to participate 10 to 15 hours per week
  • Students will receive funding to enable their participation in service learning

Details for LMAP Partners

  • Partners designate a staff person to supervise and meet with the student weekly
  • Partners will create a project description and work with the student to plan a timeline
  • Partners are encouraged to contribute funding; support may be available

Questions? Please contact Mara Ortenburger, Student Field Programs Coordinator at the Labor Center via email (