The Labor Capital Strategies (LCS) Fellowship matches undergraduate students with top labor groups and progressive investment groups advocating for working people. The internship program is jointly run by the Kalmanovitz Initiative and Heartland Capital Strategies.
The LCS Fellowship is a paid internship ($5,000 for the summer to cover cost of living in DC or NYC) for students to gain hands on experience working with the capital strategy teams within unions or with funds that manage union money. The work ranges from investing the money that unions have received from their membership to supporting watchdog corporate governance campaigns to helping with communications work for the capital strategy department of a union, depending on the placement organization’s needs. The LCS Internship provides an opportunity for students to observe the impact of finance and capital strategy, support efforts to strengthen the labor movement, and develop their own understandings and skillsets.
Through their involvement in labor capital strategies organizations, students develop their own views of the challenges facing workers in the modern economy and the role of worker justice. From these experiences, students contribute to the next generation of the worker justice movement.
Current and former placement organizations include:
Zeke Gutierrez, Eleazar Lopez, Hannah Lynch, Matt Maury, Noah Ruffin
Casey Doyle, Dalric Fields, Robbie Frants, Clare Heine