Labor Summer

LABOR SUMMER 2024 Application is now CLOSED

Paid Summer Internship Opportunity for UCSB Undergraduate Students

The UC Santa Barbara Community Labor Project is offering UCSB students an opportunity to spend their summer learning about community and labor organizing by participating in UCSB Labor Summer! In collaboration with the Central Coast Labor Council, students will learn about and apply organizing and research practices as paid interns at Central Coast unions and allied organizations that are working to advance labor and achieve social and economic justice.

UCSB students, including 2024 Spring graduates, can apply!

This 8-week engaged-learning summer program partners UCSB students with labor unions and community organizations located on the Central Coast (Ventura, Santa Barbara, and San Luis Obispo counties) to immerse students in labor movements, social and economic justice organizing, and to work on issues at the intersections of race, class, gender, immigration status, and disability. As a result of the historic expansion of new labor centers across the University of California, UCSB students will also have an opportunity to meet and collaborate with students across the state! 

Each Labor Summer intern will be compensated with a $6,400 stipend.

Zoom Information Sessions

Zoom Information sessions will be held during the 2024 Winter & Spring Quarters. Please check back for updated dates, times and Zoom links.

Next Zoom information session: Wednesday, March 6th 2024 @12pm PST




Application review will begin in mid March 2024 and will continue until available positions are filled. All applications must be received by Friday, March 15th, at 11:59pm PST. Students are advised to apply before then.



Application Window: Monday, January 22nd - Friday, March 15th

Note: The application does not auto-save. Please draft your answers in a separate document until you are ready to submit.

Downloadable template HERE



To learn about Labor Summer 2023 student internship experiences, please look through our special issue Labor Summer Newsletter.

Frequently Asked Questions

Additional Information

To learn more please contact Dr. Ralph Armbruster-Sandoval,

Downloadable Flyer: Link