Summer Labor Fellowship

The Center for Social Concerns is pleased to announce the second year of our Summer Labor Fellowships: full-time, paid opportunities for select Notre Dame undergraduates (rising seniors, juniors, and sophomores) to spend the summer of 2023 engaged in labor-focused, project-based work while developing their skills in organizing, research, advocacy, and communications.


Each fellow will be placed with a national partner of the center’s Higgins Labor Program:


Summer Labor Fellowships offer 8 consecutive weeks of full-time, on-site work with an organization promoting labor solidarity, workplace dignity, and the common good.

Fellows receive a $5,000 stipend. They assume responsibility for finding their own transportation and lodging, though they may consult the center or their on-site partner for advice on finding affordable housing and transportation options.

Starting dates will be negotiated with each partner.

NOTE: Due to ongoing pandemic-related health and safety concerns, the partner may choose to offer this fellowship in part as a remote position.

Application Process

Applicants should submit the Summer Labor Fellowship Application using the links below for each position of interest no later than Tuesday, February 28, 2023; we hope to notify fellows of placements within a month of that.

See links below for each position description and the application:

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Upcoming Events

March 2023

April 2023

Canceled: Social Concerns Fair | Immigration and Human Rights
Monday, April 3, 2023 - 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Submission Deadline: Arts of Dignity Student Art Exhibit
Thursday, April 13, 2023 - 12:00am to 11:45pm
Alumni Book Club | Demon Copperhead by Barbara Kingsolver
Wednesday, April 19, 2023 - 7:00pm to 8:15pm
A Conversation with Sister Norma Pimentel, MJ
Wednesday, April 19, 2023 - 7:30pm
Arts of Dignity | Student Art Exhibition
Thursday, April 20, 2023 - 5:00pm
Labor Café
Friday, April 28, 2023 - 5:00pm

May 2023

Senior Send-Off Ceremony and Reception
Friday, May 19, 2023 - 7:00pm