Harvard Trade Union Program (HTUP)
108th session - January 7th - February 15th, 2019


Each union/sponsor has their own proceedure and timeline for selecting applicants.  Check in with your union for deadline and application process.

Download, fill out and print a [Paper Application] 
and fax (617.496.7359) or mail to:
Harvard Trade Union Program
Harvard Law School
50 Church Street, 3rd floor
Cambridge, MA 02138
Phone: 617-495-7678

AFSCME HTUP Application form (application deadline November 16, 2018): Apply Online or Download PDF


The Program's objective is to select a diverse group of students with the ability and potential for future leadership in the labor movement. Applicants to the Program should have:

  • Experience as an officer or staff member of a local, regional or national union.
  • The ability to learn in an academic environment.
  • Financial sponsorship from his or her union or other source

Students are expected to be in residence for the full term of the Program. Applications will be processed on a rolling basis and candidates will be notified as they are accepted.

We encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds, geographic regions and variety of union experience. We are committed to the progress of women and minorities in the labor movement and encourage women and minority applicants.


Accommodations are provided for each participant in comfortable apartments located close to the Harvard campus


Each participant has access to many of the University's facilities such as its library system and athletic complexes.


Tuition, room, books and class materials..............................................................$16,000

Additional expenses include transportation to and from Boston, meals, laundry, recreation and incidentals.

Many unions offer scholarships. Contact your union or us for more information.


The 108th Session of the Harvard Trade Union Program will run for six weeks beginning January 7th - February 15th, 2019.


Print the application form, fill it out, and mail it to:

Labor and Worklife Program
Harvard Trade Union Program
Harvard Law School
50 Church Street, 3rd floor
Cambridge, MA 02138, USA

or fax it to: 617.496.7359. 

See also: HTUP

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