Summer 2019

Application Now Open!

Program Dates: Summer Session C (08/05/2019 to 09/12/2019)

Description: Students engage in applied research focused on the social, economic, and political context and experiences of “earners and learners,” or those who work and attend college in Los Angeles County. We will examine how working students’ navigate barriers and opportunities in fulfilling their career and other goals.

Participants will be a part of a UCLA Labor Center study to assess the intersections and the costs of working and attending school. Applied research
methodologies (data collection, quantitative and qualitative data analysis) and engagement with key stakeholders such as earners and learners, school administrators, policymakers and advocates through info-graphics and interactive data workshops. 15 hours per week of off-campus field research assignments and develop a final research paper and public presentation.

Program Information:

  • Students are required to attend 8 seminars (Two 4-hour sessions in week 1 and 6) on UCLA campus and spend 15 hours per week for 6 weeks working off campus on their respective field research assignments.
  • Class meets every Monday from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM on the UCLA campus.
  • 8 units of course credit are valid for upper division credit; can also be used towards the Labor Studies Minor or related field (please check with departmental advisor first).
  • Financial aid is available to qualified UCLA undergraduate students.  All other students should inquire about financial aid at their home institution.

Application Process:

  1. Submit your application online:
  2. Once students are accepted, they will receive Petition to Enroll (PTE) numbers in order to enroll in courses LBR&WS 194A and LBR&WS 195A.

Deadline for Domestic students:

  • Priority Deadline: February 24, 2019 (UCLA students applying for Summer Financial Aid).
  • General Deadline: June 1, 2019.

Deadline for International Students:  February 10, 2019.

All international (non-immigrant) students coming to the United States with the primary intention of studying are required to obtain the F-1 Student Visa, and must maintain full-time enrollment of at least eight (8) units per session throughout the entire program.

In order to apply for the F-1 Student Visa at a U.S. Embassy or Consulate in your country, you need to receive the Form I-20 (also known as Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant F-1 Student Status) from UCLA Summer Sessions. For more information, please visit:

Program Cost:

​For an estimate of your summer fees for academic courses, select student category and the total number of units. The Labor Summer Research Internship Program is 8 units. To calculate the estimated tuition, please visit:

For more information:

Please contact Student Affairs Officer, Gloria Chan, at