UCLA Labor Center

Summer Internships

Publish date: April 16, 2014

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Looking for ways to get involved this summer?

The UCLA Labor Center offers over three hundred leadership development, service-learning, and field research placements annually to undergraduate students at UCLA and from other universities. Students participate in these experiential learning opportunities through the interdisciplinary Minor in Labor and Workplace Studies and summer internship programs taught by UCLA faculty from various social science departments. The students are placed in labor, governmental, or other nonprofit organizations in and around Los Angeles for the duration of the quarter or summer program. The Labor Center also coordinates a Social Justice Nonprofit Career Fair every spring that connects students and the public to employment and volunteer opportunities in the nonprofit sector.

The UCLA Labor Summer Research Internship Program is both a seminar and an internship; a way to augment traditional classroom-based learning with experiential learning in a community setting with direct engagement in labor and workplace issues. This summer program offers students a unique opportunity to immerse themselves in an applied research experience focused on the Los Angeles labor movement that is leading national efforts to promote social justice for working people.

Dream Summer is a ten-week, full-time Fellowship Program that places undocumented student leaders with social justice, labor. and queer/LGBTQ organizations. This Fellowship experience provides leadership development and training for undocumented leaders and strengthens multigenerational social-justice movements. Each participant will receive a $5,000 award to support her or his educational goals

For more information, please contact Gloria Chan (Student Affairs Officer): lsminor@irle.ucla.edu or (310) 206-0812.