Careers and Internships
Labor Studies provides a foundation for employment in a variety of occupations, including:
- Leadership, organizing, and research positions in labor unions and other social justice organizations
- Legal and legislative work
- Positions in government at local, state, and national levels
- Positions in non-government organizations (NGOs)
- Teaching and related educational work
- Human rights and equity
- Mediation and dispute resolution
- Employment Standards enforcement
- Public Policy and administration
- Social Services
- Journalism and media
As a liberal art, labor studies develops students’ analytic skills, presentation capacities, and abilities for group work, all of which are foundations for a great variety of interesting occupations. Moreover, the program provides a solid foundation for post-graduate study in MA and PhD labor programs or related social science fields. And, regardless of one’s occupation, labor studies prepares students to take part more effectively in labor organizations, community groups, and other social justice organizations.
Internships and Field Placements:
Practical experience/work with the labor movement through unions, social justice organizations, state agencies, or other groups is central to the major. We encourage and facilitate student internships with a range of organizations.