Congratulations to Berkeley Lab Director's Apprenticeship Program 2020 Cohort

Adriel Vijuan

Pinole Valley High School

Aliyah Hussain

Hayward High School

Ashley Johnson

Pittsburg High School

Chiara Blake

Antioch High School

Daria Wohlfarth

Skyline High School

Ilce Perez

Tennyson High School

Jamari Tompkins

Tennyson High School

Jennyfer Chilel

Richmond High School

Kazy Buchongo

Arroyo High School

Kiara Rodriguez-Angulo

Arroyo High School

Maxwell Edmonds-Drati

Deer Valley High School

Maya Nair

Hayward High School

Michelle Chow

Alameda Science and Technology Institute

Precilla Lee

Castro Valley High School

Tannya Deleon

Richmond High School

Tenzin Choezin

Berkeley High School

Timothy Liu

Castro Valley High School

2020 Application (now closed)


  • Applications open: May 26, 2020

  • Applications close: 11:59 PM PST, June 7, 2020

  • Applications reviewed: June 8 – June 14, 2020

  • Notification of selection and non-selection to applicants: Week of June 15, 2020

  • Welcome letters to participants: June 18 – June 20, 2020

  • Guardian and Participants Orientation/Onboarding: June 27 or June 28


  • Be 15 years old by December 31, 2019

  • Be currently enrolled as a sophomore, junior, or senior at a public high school in Alameda or West Contra Costa; we are also accepting seniors for 2020

  • Be a US citizen or permanent resident

  • Have a GPA of at least 2.5 and passed Algebra 1

  • Commit to being present for all 4 weeks of the program, in the month of July 2020 (9 am - 12 pm, Monday through Thursday)

  • Be interested in learning about STEM careers and conducting scientific experiments

Required Documents

  • One (1) recommendation from your science, math or technology teacher and/or mentor - a google form will be emailed to references beginning Monday, June 8, 2020

  • A personal statement which includes why you are interested in the apprenticeship program

    • This will not be a separate document, a paragraph submission will be included in the application

**Submit all required documentation to complete the application process, incomplete applications will not be processed


  • Students will be compensated with a monetary stipend.