Frequently Asked Questions 


Who can apply to the Director's Apprenticeship Program?

What are important dates to keep in mind?

What are the session hours during the week?

What types of activities will students do?

Who runs the program?

What are BLDAP's COVID-19 protocols?

Are the children of Berkeley Lab staff allowed to apply?

For Students

What environment is best to get the most out of BLDAP?

What do I need to participate?

Do I have to attend all the sessions every day? 

Will we be able to visit the National Laboratories as part of the program?

Can I apply if I plan to temporarily move to or stay with relatives in the counties listed in eligibility criteria?

Are students reviewed/accepted on a rolling basis?

Is there an age requirement? 

My recommender did not recieve an email to submit my recommendation. 

Your recommender's email should be registered within the Kaleidoscope system. However, sometimes the system does run into firewalls. We recommend going directly to the login page: https://apply.mykaleidoscope.com/login

Once you are on the page please click the link BELOW the 'next' button that requires you to set your password. You should be able to log in from there. If that does not work, please email the recommendation to k12@lbl.gov

For Parents

What parts of the program can parents participate in?

What environment is best to get the most out of BLDAP?


For those with additional questions please submit questions via this form. Please allow 2-3 business days for a response. Please note: Due to the high number of applications we receive, we will not be able to confirm individual recommendations. We CANNOT make exceptions for age or residency requirements. You must be 16 at the beginning of your program start date for ALL paid opportunities. The minimum AGE and residency requirements are NON-NEGOTIABLE.  Due to in-person commitments, we recommend that applicants live within 30 miles of Berkeley Lab.