Applications for BLDAP 2023 are now closed.
This program is open to public school students in grades 10 and 11 in Alameda, San Francisco, and West Contra Costa counties. Students must be full time residents of the state of California to apply.
We especially encourage high school students from underrepresented groups in STEM - Black, American Indians/Alaska Natives, Latinx, LGBTQ+, students from low income households, and those who will be the first generation in their family to attend college - to apply.
This program is for current high school sophomores and juniors.
Student applications must be accompanied by a recommendation by an educator, supervisor or mentor who can attest to the student's work ethic and potential to benefit from participating in BLDAP. Students will provide the name and contact information for their recommender in the application form, and should confirm beforehand that their chosen person is willing and able to provide the necessary information.
Apply via the linked Google form. (Applications are closed.)
Applications open: February 6, 2023
Applications close: April 3, 2023
Program dates: June 21 - July 28, 2023
Required: The name and email of one science, math or technology teacher and/or STEM mentor who can provide a recommendation. The K-12 team will reach out to recommenders. You can share the direct link to the recommendation form.
The form includes the following short free-response questions:
The answers to these questions will be used to evaluate your application. Please use this opportunity to let us know about your personality, motivations, and curiosity.
Tell us why you want to attend the Berkeley Lab Director's Apprenticeship Program? How do you think you would benefit from attending this program?
If you could solve a world or community problem, what would it be and why?
2023 Important dates
Applications close: April 3, 2023 at 11:59 PM PST
Applications review: April 4 through April 19, 2023
Applicant Interviews: Late April
Notification of selection and non-selection to applicants: April 28, 2023
Orientation 1: This will be an introduction to the program and to help students go over the required paperwork. There will be two virtual sessions held:
Saturday May 13th, 2023
Wednesday May 17th, 2023
Orientation 2: Students will be required to attend. This virtual orientation will cover logistics and onboarding.
Wednesday June 14, 2023