For students who are interested in high-impact and practical learning, CUNY SLU offers two academic internship programs. Both initiatives support career-building opportunities to help students solidify their interests in either labor studies or urban and community issues. For those students looking for a deeper understanding of the labor and urban studies disciplines, they can get a sense of what the major is like, test their interest in the field, and make professional connections through the following two full-time internship opportunities:
New York Union Semester and Community Semester are one of a kind full-time semester-long academic internships that combine rigorous academic study with first-hand experience within the labor movement and community organizing.
Students in the programs are paired with unions, worker-rights organizations and community organizations to gain practical skills and learn first-hand the strategies these organizations use to fight for workers’ rights and empower communities throughout New York City.